Songs Of The Week 27/10/2015

Image-1 (1)Hi guys, welcome to songs of the week. This is where I let you in on what I’ve been listening to lately. My top 5 songs this week features a whole host of exciting new bands, including a local, Manchester based metal group who are making their mark; a prog rock band from Latvia; an inventive British band starting to get serious ahead of a first album; a track from one of the quintessential members of the Thrash Four; and a rarity for this blog in an artist that’s topped the UK charts!

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Symphony X: Underworld

Symphony-X-Underworld-ArtworkSymphony X are back with a fantastic effort, Underworld that builds on their previous 8 studio albums. Michael Leopond says this album is “less heavy than Iconoclast” and more of “a combination of The Odyssey and Paradise Lost” which will surely excite most fans. The album returns to a more progressive metal style of writing that has brought Symphony X so much acclaim in the past, and continues to deliver. While not being strictly conceptual, Underworld definitely has an overall theme drawing on influences from Dante’s Inferno and Orpheus In The Underworld. (more…)

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Coheed And Cambria: The Color Before The Sun

coheedcolorcdThe Color Before The Sun marks Coheed And Cambria’s eighth studio album, and the first not to be based around The Amory Wars storyline. As a defining feature of the past 12 years, some fans could be forgiven for being fearful of what was to come, but the result is an album with a wider variety of song styles than usual, unhindered by the need to adhere to storyline and it creates some positive results that Coheed fans will really love.

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Trivium: Silence In The Snow

This is now Trivium’s seventh studio album, and they have definitely come along way from when I first heard them over 10 years ago. The album follows a common theme for Trivium in that it is different to all of their other albums. It takes a bit of getting used to but the exceptional production by Michael “Elvis” Baskette and debut of Matt Madrio on drums definitely helps. (more…)

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