Published Jun 05, 2012It's Tuesday once again, which means a record stores and digital retailers alike are awash with new releases. Head to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to find out which albums stand out from the crowd, and which deserve a pass. You can check out our review highlights below.
Firstly, Toronto folk songsmith Matthew Barber serves up Songs for the Haunted Hillbilly, a series of tunes written for the play of the same name. Read the review to find out why this record is a career detour for the talented troubadour.
Next, producer Oh No comes up with his latest project, featuring various artists and instrumentals on the 19-track LP Ohnomite. Swedish black metal veterans Marduk also return with their 12th album, the propulsive concept effort Serpent Sermon, as fellow Scandinavians Ulver experiment with dark iterations of '60s psychedelic tunes on their new compilation disc, Childhood's End.
And last but not least, Portuguese hardcore outfit Reality Slap enjoy some guests on their fast-burning sophomore album, Necks and Ropes, and Baltimore's Strong Intention offer a similarly fast-paced listen on their new EP, Razorblade Express, which happens to feature Mike Williams of Eyehategod.
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section, and take a look at the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page for updates.
You can also listen to some of our favourite tracks from these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Folk & Country