|April 2012 In Music|
My favorite albums released in April
|3||Author & Punisher|
United We Stand
Poignant, yet infectious alt rock from Seatle. The act's most consistent album since seminal Shame.
|5||High On Fire |
De Vermis Mysteriis
I've never been a huge fan of Oregon stoner metallers, but this disc is impressive. An outlandish, sick concept built upon massive riffs.
|6||Killing Joke |
Post-punk legends expand their musical palette a bit crafting their most stellar collection of songs in almost a decade.
A vibrant hard rock debut from a band fronted by two women. Whether it revolves around rebellious girl power anthems or catchy power ballades, the song craft is always stellar.
|8||You Slut! |
It's not on par with their amazing debut, but still You Slut! remain an original math rock band that focuses on constantly evolving short songs.
|9||Mares Of Thrace|
These two Canadian ladies fuse relentless sludge with hardcore punk to great effect. The Goat Thief is a highlight.
Classy, well conceived record that disappoints a bit due to its lack of standout moments, except Love Interruption.
In Dreams and Time
Los Angeles-based band develops their hybrid of doom, stoner, and psychedelic rock to satisfying effect.
Dead Set on Living
Canadian hardcore punk band that records the same album for the 3rd time. Yet, their songwriting is as stellar as ever. Such hard-hiting tracks as RATS, Bricks And Mortar, Old Blood and Drunken Physics are all worth the price of admission.