Published Jun 07, 2011It's Tuesday, and you all know what that means: another batch of new releases. As always, we have an assortment of reviews to help you decide what to spend your time and money on. Here are some of the write-ups you will find in our Recently Reviewed section.
First up, experimental punk favourites Fucked Up return with the wild sonic ride that is David Comes to Life. Leaning in a different direction, the band offer up a concept album about a worker in a light-bulb factory who goes through the highs and lows of the human experience. It's also an album that earned our Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
Also released today is City and Colour's third album, Little Hell, while British four-piece Arctic Monkeys present Suck It and See. Then there's Black Lips' latest, Arabia Mountain, another album that earned our Mark of Excellence this week.
For all of you metal fans out there, check out our review of Amorphis's tenth studio album, The Beginning of Times. Drawing inspiration once again from Finnish mythology, the band attempt to break new ground, but do they succeed? And American death metal band Origin reveal their newest member, lead singer Jason Keyser, on new release Entity. With the band's intensity peaking on the record, read how the lineup change has affected their sound.
We also have a review of the latest album from Montreal's Barn Burner, Barn Burner II: Scum of the Earth, as well as a review of Channel Pressure from Ford & Lopatin. Formerly known as Games, the electronic duo are made up of Joel Ford of Tigercity and Daniel Lopatin, the brains behind Oneohtrix Point Never.
Lastly, Icelandic export Jóhann Jóhannsson, well known for his contributions to film and theatre as a soundtrack guru, is back at it with The Miner's Hymns.
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.