Published Oct 16, 2012A brand new week brings you some brand new album releases. Make sure you take a look at Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to see all the new reviews, which now come with some numerical ratings. But don't forget this week's highlights below.
Marking the band's first album in 10 years, Montreal-based avant-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor have finally unveiled Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!. The record features four mighty rock epics, each ranging anywhere from six to 20 minutes in length, and it earned our coveted Mark of Excellence.
Then we have Vancouver post-punk band Peace, who have released their latest record The World Is Too Much With Us, which is defined by singer Dan Geddes's unique delivery. In electronic releases, You'll Never Get to Heaven have delivered their self-titled full-length showcasing their ability to create absolutely hypnotic tracks. Also, Matmos have released The Ganzfeld EP featuring their usual devotion not only to the music on the record but also the theme behind it.
On the heavier side of things, metalcore band No Bragging Rights have put out their latest album, entitled Cycles, which adds tons of melody to their heavy approach. Lastly, the Chicago experimental metal unit known as Yakuza have released Beyul, a record that not only incorporates aspects of jazz and various types of world music, but also features a classic '70s rock edge.
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:
Improv & Avant-Garde
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic