Published Apr 06, 2010Time to look into what new albums have been released this week! Check them out at Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section.
Referred to as a "hot mess," Loose Logic's new album, Logistics, is a mix of rap-rock, lousy club tracks and even electronica house music. This leads us to The Dark Leaves, the newest offering from Matt Pond PA. The songs are softly hued, but suffer from overt studio polish.
Avantasia have recently released two ambitious metal albums that go hand in hand with one another. Angel of Babylon is catchy, fun and very straightforward, whereas The Wicked Symphony is more complicated and the stronger of the two.
Folk rock singer-songwriter David Newberry has released his full-length debut, When We Learn The Things We Need To Learn. This album is full of diverse instrumentation and has a '60s boho beat feel. Another artist to keep an eye out for is Montreal-based Melissa Trottier, also known as Flora Poste, after her favourite childhood novel, Cold Comfort Farm. On In The Open, Trottier layers her harmonies to create a seemingly perfect debut.
Steal Your Face is Mi Ami's most aggressive work, but it still carries the swirling psych punk noise they're known for. Last but not least is Dillinger Escape Plan's Option Paralysis. This album reveals a large dose of force and creativity and offers a new take on the term "intensity."
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