Ever since Liam Gallagher of Oasis released his solo album As You Were in 2017, it’s been in constant rotation. It’s a great album and debut and one that proves he can make it on his own without his brother Noel. Now, a couple years removed since As You Were, Liam is back again with a new album, Why Me? Why Not, and based on the songs released so far, this one is going to surpass his debut (which says a lot). The songs so far, “Shockwave,” “The River,” “Once” and “One Of Us” are, in the words of Larry David, pretty, pretty, pretty good. I was and still am a big Oasis fan, and would love a reunion but, if Liam keeps putting out albums and music like this, I’m good with just going to see Liam live.
The first song officially released from Tool’s LONG AWAITED new album, Fear Inoculum, is finally here. The band has decided to release the title track from the album as the first offering. All I will say about this is it’s very much a Tool song.
Tool- Fear Inoculum:
Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind comes out this Friday (August 9). They’ve already put out 2 songs from the album (“Unsainted” and “Solway Firth“) and this new one “Birth Of The Cruel” is quite good. Kind of has a bit of a first album vibe to it. This album is shaping up to be something quite good, I hope.
A second single from Korn‘s new album “The Nothing” has arrived, with “Cold”. This song has the band going back to their “heavier” side. It’s a song that has a sort of Life Is Peachy meets The Serenity Of Suffering feel. Based on the two songs released so far, this new Korn album feels like it’s going to be the one that people and fans will be talking about for a long time to come. “The Nothing” will be out in stores on September 13th.
One of the most anticipated releases of 2019 for me is finally here. En Minor, a new (well sort of new) project from Philip H. Anselmo, have released their first song and it’s absolutely fantastic. Jokingly self-described as “depression core”, the music represents a far more somber side of Philip that is seldom seen. A while back when En Minor was first announced, Philip described the project as having a brooding, gothic approach that was less metal and more Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The first song released “On The Floor” is a very dark and eerie song that takes some cues from Nick Cave. Getting to hear Philip like this is wonderful. His voice is perfect for this style of music and it couldn’t come at a better time.
Slipknot have unveiled the second official single from their new album “We Are Not Your Kind” with the music video for the track “Solway Firth.” The band’s percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan directed the clip, which features footage of the upcoming Amazon Prime “The Boys” as well as live footage from their recent Eurpean tour. If you weren’t impressed with the first single “Unsainted,” then this one will be the one that draws you in.
Cold have released another new song entitled “Without You” from their upcoming album, The Things We Can’t Stop (out September 13). This track is very much in the vain of 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage era and that’s a great thing.