SH*T THAT COMES OUT TODAY – THE AUGUST 9, 2011 EDITION
New albums from Trivium, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Ceremony and thrash upstarts Diamond Plate get the Tuesday Treatment today. Let’s take a look at those and more after the jump:
Ceremony – Covers EP (Bridge Nine)
Ceremony took a serious jump of style on their last release, 2010’s Rohnert Park. Bridging from their hardcore base, the band now delivers their last release for B9, a covers album. Artists including The Pixies, Wire and L7 (whose chosen track was already a cover) are covered here, as we wait to see what their first release for new label Matador Records will sound like.
Diamond Plate – Generation Why? (Earache)
We FINALLY get the debut album from the upstart retro-thrash band. Full disclosure: I’ve been into this band since a guy I met in a Spanish class a few years back slid me a flash drive with their 2008 EP Mountains of Madness, and I’ve been following them ever since. Their first release is produced by Neil Kernon, who has worked with Nile, Deicide and Nevermore. Get stoked: retro-thrash is still awesome.
Dream On Dreamer – Heartbound (Rise)
Posturing, cliché and nonsense. Check this bullshit out:
Fleshgod Apocalypse – Agony (Nuclear Blast)
Death, technical, melodic, symphonic… this band pulls it all together in a brutal and awesome way. The band is on Summer Slaughter this year along with other bands I’ve been outspoken about in my dislike, but this band rules for sure. Agony is the follow-up to 2010’s Mafia EP.
Indestructible Noise Command – Heaven Sent, Hell Bound (Candlelight)
Another ‘80s thrash metal band making a comeback. After initially splitting up in 1990, the band reformed 20 years later, releasing the Bleed The Line EP. It’s not phenomenal stuff, but the new record is decent, showing influences of all the metal trends since their initial period.
Trivium – In Waves (Roadrunner)
Um, new Trivium. Here comes the hate in the comments section. Ozzfest-esque melodic metal with enough hardcore-esque breakdowns for the mass appeal to sell records… as usual. This is the band’s first record with new drummer Nick Augusto.