Here in the States, yesterday was Thanksgiving and this year we really do have a lot to be thankful for despite how bad 2020 has been. And since it is New Release Friday, we have even more to be thankful for and this is also Record Store Black Friday so dang, even more. I am not listing the Record Store Day stuff as it is too numerous plus not everyone has a local, independent store to buy from. If you want the list, click…RECORD STORE DAY LIST. Now, this Friday on our normal releases, they are plentiful as well. Take a look at the list and let me know what you want to hear. There isn’t anything I am running out to buy right now, but a few I will stream in the meantime to see what they brought. Thanks for stopping by and have a great and wonderful Weekend!! Oh yeah, my choices are in Blue…as usual.
Miley Cyrus – Plastic Hearts – (RCA / Sony): Miley has been putting out some rocking covers lately and she has a voice that suits that genre pretty well. For that reason alone, I am looking forward to hearing this to see if she is bringing the rock…plus I am sure my kids will be listening to it so I am hearing it regardless.
Smashing Pumpkins – CYR – (Sumerian Records): Here is the thing. I am not a huge Pumpkins fan, but I am still interested in hearing what they have for us for some strange reason.
Dee Snider’s follow-up to his last solo album, ‘We Are the Ones’, was completely unexpected as Dee was done with making albums. That was until he was challenged to do a contemporary Metal record by Jamey Jasta, leader singer of the metal band Hatebreed.
And there were some serious metal musicians on board with this album, just look at the contributors…
Jamey Jasta – Hatebreed
Howard Jones – Killswitch Engage
Mark Morton – Lamb of God
Alissa White-Gluz – Arch Enemy
Joel Grind – Toxic Holocaust
Nick Bellmore – Toxic Holocaust
Charlie Bellmore – Kingdom of Sorrow
I like some metal music, but I am not really familiar with any of these bands, so I was a little apprehensive at first. These are all modern metal artists and I am stuck in the past. Plus, Dee only contributed vocals. He did not write any of the songs. That alone made me nervous, but it is Dee Snider so I gave it a shot.
The first single off the album was “Become the Storm”. It is a heavy song, but it was a little lame in my opinion. It was too contrived and sounded like they were trying too hard to sound and be metal. Thankfully, this might be the worst song on the album. The rest of the album is pretty fucking great.