Happy Friday and welcome to another Friday of New Releases. If you like hard rock and heavy metal, might be a good week for you…otherwise, not much else. For me, it is slim pickings this week with only 2 I am mildly interested and a decent Tom Petty greatest hits collection. Outside of that, nothing else for me. My choices are in Blue. Let me know if there is something you like or anything I missed. Thanks and have a great weekend.
- Queensryche – The Verdict – (Century Media Group) – Ever since Geoff Tate left, I haven’t given them much of a fair shake, but that will change with this album. I am going to give it a spin and see wha the buzz is about. Todd La Torre definitely has the chops as the lead singer so he deserves a chance. I will let you know what I think.
- In Flames – I, The Mask – (Eleven Seven Music): This band has been around since 1994 and yet I didn’t discover them until their last album ‘Battles’ in 2016. I will check this out and maybe start exploring their back catalog of about 11-12 albums. They are a Swedish metal band if you were interested, pretty heavy stuff.
Maybe will look into the next two…
- Tom Petty – The Best of Everything: The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 – (Geffen Records) – I know, we don’t really need another greatest hits package, but this looks like a nice set and plus…it’s Petty baby!!!
- Weezer – Weezer (Black Album) – (Crush Music/Atlantic): I might dive into this one, but jury still out. They are hit or miss with me.
And all the rest…
- Hozier – Wasteland, Baby! – (Columbia Records)
- Ron Keel – Fight Like a Band – (EMP Label Group)
- Citizen Cope – Heroin and Helicopters – (RainWater Recordings)
- Mark Morton – Anesthetic – (Spinefarm Records)
- Demon Hunter – War – (Solid State Records)
- Demon Hunter – Peace – (Solid State Records)