Check Out Reviews of Kate Bush, Yelawolf, Voivod and More in Our New Release Roundup
Published Nov 22, 2011This Tuesday offers up another slew of new fall releases from a wide range of genres. Head over to the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca to check out what we had to say about the following highlights, plus tons of other new releases.
First up, the ever-ethereal Kate Bush released her second full-length of 2011, despite having become known for extended hiatuses between albums. 50 Words for Snow features seven songs over 65 minutes, weaving intricate stories that always return to the snowy theme. For managing to pull off a beautiful record that "will transcend the limitations of the season," this album received the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
Yelawolf dropped his new record Radioactive this week too, stacked with guest appearances from the likes of Eminem, Lil Jon, Kid Rock and Fefe Dobson. Also new in hip-hop is the latest album from Kidz in the Hall, Occasion, which has some high-profile guests of its own including Esthero and Freddie Gibbs.
Anal Cunt frontman Seth Putnam passed away earlier this year, putting an end to the influential grindcore group, but the Exclaim!-approved The Old Testament features a look back on the band's work between 1988 and 1991. Quebec metal band Voivod also delved into the vaults to release To the Death 84, a recording of a 1984 demo from the group, that provides some fun insight on the band's beginnings and sound evolution.
Finally, Polish blackened death metal greats Behemoth have released the Demonica collection as they await a full recovery from frontman Nergal's battle with leukemia. The set includes early demos, as well as previously unreleased and unrecorded material.
To read full reviews of these new releases and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.
You can also check out our favourite tracks from some of these albums in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Pop & Rock