Album roundup

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 - Posted by steviepunk

It's been a slow start to the year with very few new albums catching our attention, however it looks like things are starting to pick up now. In the first few months of the year the albums of note have been Korn's "MTV Unplugged", Within Tempation's "The Heart Of Everything", Enter Shikari's "Take To The Skies" and McQueen's "Break The Silence", though not all of these will be to everyones taste. I personally question Korn's decision to release an 'unplugged' album, as a fan of most of their previous work I don't see the appeal of acoustic versions of songs that I loved for their 'Nu-Metal' sound. It always seems to me that it's an easy option for a band to gain 'artistic' points for going acoustic, but it's a distraction from the sound that actual made them popular in the first place... anyway, will stop before I get going on that one, that can be the subject of a future rant! ;)

Coming up over the next month or so we have the following hitting the shelves (and websites!):

  • Type O Negative - Dead Again (19th March)
  • Clutch - From Beale Street to Oblivion (26th March)
  • Machine Head - The Blackening (26th March)
  • Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy (2nd April)
  • Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero (16th April)
  • W.A.S.P. - Dominator (16th April)
  • Annihilator - Metal (16th April)
A few on the list that I'm personally looking forward to, Machine Head and Nine Inch Nails in particular. Although I'm not bothered about it just now, Guns N Roses seem set on the 2nd April release date, though with so many slipped dates already it's probably best to wait until it's on the shelves before getting excited about it.