Published Jul 08, 2014This week's New Release Roundup is a little metal-centric, but whether you like it slow and heavy or fast and furious, there's something for everyone. Get educated on all the great new music that's coming out via this week's selected reviews below.
First up is our review of Cassette, the reissued debut release by Viet Cong. The band is made up of former members of noise pop group Women, and while Viet Cong are charting new territory, diehard Women fans will still be able to enjoy this explorative release. Get more details at the link above.
We've also got a review of Judas Priest's new album, Redeemer of Souls. Metal fans will want to see what our reviewer has to say about this relentless release and the trailblazing role that Judas Priest plays in the genre.
There's more metal for your heavy appetite this week in Goatwhore's Constricting Rage of the Merciless. Our reviewer writes that this punishing release "assaults the listener like the best kind of beating." Lighten things up with our review of 1000 Forms of Fear, the latest from mysterious songstress Sia. Give it a read to see if the talented ghostwriter's songs on her own record are as good as those she's contributed to others.
Finally, read about Wolves in the Throne Room's ambitious approach in our review of their sprawling new album, Celestite.
Find some tracks off the albums reviewed above and lots more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
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