Published Jun 21, 2011It's that highly anticipated day of the week again: new release Tuesday. So for those of you wondering what's out, and more importantly, what's good, then check out all of the reviews we've compiled to keep you in the know. Here are just a few of this week's highlights, but don't forget to check out our Recently Reviewed section for the complete listing.
First up is Ty Segall's most personal record to date, Goodbye Bread (pictured). Trying his hand at becoming a more serious songwriter, the slower-paced album is more of a transition. Read the review to see if Segall's direction has changed drastically or if there's still something comfortably familiar about it. As an added bonus, we also have an interview with Segall, who earned Exclaim!'s Mark of Excellence for Goodbye Bread.
Nashville brothers JEFF the Brotherhood are back again with We Are the Champions. The record sees the duo adding more dimension to their sound and even channelling the spirit of old Weezer albums. The heavier sound has earned the album an Exclaim! Mark of Excellence, so head on over to read what all the fuss is about. Another Mark of Excellence recipient is the new release from Danish punks Iceage. Calling upon older influences, New Brigade unites the best of post-punk and hardcore but read for yourself why we think the mix works so well.
We also have Swedish metal heavyweights In Flames, who released their tenth studio album Sounds of a Playground Fading. While an increasing appearance of clean vocals seems to be the trend for this record, check out where the rest of the album stands in terms of the band's long career.
Then there's a reissue of Death's 1991 album Human, chock full of extras and another album awarded the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence. And Ed Gein make a long-awaited return with Bad Luck, which sees the band's style shift more towards their hardcore roots.
Lastly, the eerie new An Empty Bliss Beyond This World from the Caretaker continues to explore the theme of memory loss. The album includes music loops that help create a haunting atmosphere but read the rest of the review to see whether we think it's an effective technique.
Check out these reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.