Toxic Holocaust, Dying Fetus and Pictureplane Lead Our New Release Roundup
Published Jul 19, 2011New release Tuesday has once again rolled around, and as always, we have compiled a selection of reviews to help you decide what to expose your ears to this week. Head on over to the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section to check out the full listing and keep reading for a glimpse at some of the highlights.
Most of this week's reviews cater to fans of heavier music. First of all, Joel Grind's Toxic Holocaust (pictured) returns with Conjure and Command. Expanding into a full-fledged band, our reviewer also exchanged a few words with Grind to discover how the addition of members affected the musical output.
Opposition, the debut album from metallic hardcore act Altars, also dropped this week, as did the sophomore release from Virginia-based band City of Ships, who showcase a darker sound on Minor World.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dying Fetus, and to celebrate, the band have released History Repeats.... The album is composed of covers of metal heavyweights like Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death, but does it live up to lofty expectations? You can also read up on Hot Graves' Desecration Time.
Lastly, for those preferring something less intense, Thee Physical from the electronic-minded Pictureplane could be just what they're looking for. With the new album housing less brooding and more "club-ready" tracks, see how else Travis Egedy's music has progressed by reading the full review.
Check out the complete reviews and more at the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section, and visit the New and Forthcoming Release Dates page to see what's coming up in the near future.
Also, listen to our favourite new tracks in our Rdio Genre Playlists:
Dance & Electronic