BIG RELEASE TUESDAY: ARSIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, APOCALYPTICA, THRICE + MORE
Today is the third big Tuesday in a row, and it’ll be the last for a while; new releases in the metal world are at a minimum over the coming weeks with a few notable exceptions (among them Textures). But fear not, because some truly awesome music came out today.
It’s a big day for death metal; to start, we have Arsis with their long-awaited We are the Nightmare (read our interview with bassist Noah Martin) and Soilent Green’s Katrina-inspired Inevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction (read Axl’s interview with Soilent Green’s Brian Patton). Embrace the End released Ley Lines, and Thine Eyes Bleed released their self-titled disc (read Axl’s review). In the melodic death category we have Blooddrunk from Children of Bodom, which is as solid a Bodom album as any (read my review).
Apocalyptica, the cello metal band who cut their teeth covering Metallica, put out their first album of all originals (minus one), Worlds Collide, with the single “I’m Not Jesus” featuring Corey Taylor; the song is apparently the #6 charting song on Active Rock radio (who knew?). Emo-turned-metal-turned-avant-garde-rockers Thrice released the third and fourth parts (Earth & Air) of their Alchemy Index concept album suite, and the results are exceptional.
Some of you might also like to know that Rush released their double live-disc Snakes & Arrows Live as well. Yee-haw.
What’s your favorite release to come out today?