Published Jul 31, 2012It's Tuesday once again, which means there a pile of new albums up for grabs. You can head over to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to read our take on some of the most anticipated albums hitting shelves this week, starting off with a few of the highlights right here.
First, hip-hop heavyweight Rick Ross dropped his highly anticipated LP, God Forgives, I Don't today via Def Jam. The record features collaborations with the likes of Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, as Ross attempts to draw on the blockbuster qualities of his big-screen inspirations. Meanwhile, Utah metal act Gaza return with No Absolutes in Human Suffering, which builds on the powerful riffs and impressive songwriting found on their last effort.
Toronto outfits Hellaluya and the Cartoons teamed up for a split album recorded at the Buzz Garage, and came out with a pastiche of gritty DIY tunes that play on the strengths of both groups, while Rhode Island punks Soul Control came out with the hard-hitting EP Bore Core.
And to finish up, California metal trio High On Fire saw their 2000 debut, The Art of Self Defense get the reissue treatment, and hard-rocking supergroup the Company Band released the EP Pros and Cons, their first recording since 2009.
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:
Pop & Rock
Dance & Electronic
Folk & Country