Now Playing: Cinadus' Playlist
Hi everyone, I haven't been able to post on here for a while due to moving into a new place at university which doesn't yet have the internet. I don't have time to head into town to use the net much, but there's always time to listen to music, so for the moment here's my first Now Playing column.
Like many other people it seems, the band I've been listening to the most lately is Nevermore. After buying their latest album and seeing them on their recent European tour, I've been going back and listening to a lot of their stuff and they truly are a great band. The new album, "This Godless Endeavor" is proof that this band still has a lot to offer, and the addition of Steve Smyth to their lineup was, for me, a pleasing decision. He's an excellent guitarist and from what I could gather live he really seems to have fit in well with the band.
While listening through some of their back-catalogue, "Dead Heart, In A Dead World" is the album I seem to keep returning to. The songs have an immense power to them that just keeps me coming back for more.
Next on my list is the new Exodus album, "Shovel Headed Kill Machine". I've read some mixed reviews of this record, but in my opinion it's another consistently good release from the band. The lineup changes don't seem to have hindered them in any way - Paul Bostaph's drumming could just as well be Tom Hunting's; Heathen guitarist Lee Altus has no trouble in showing up Gary Holt's solos; and new vocalist Rob Dukes sounds almost like a mixture of his predecessors Steve Souza and Paul Baloff.
Ultimately the album sounds like a second "Tempo of the Damned", but then there's not really much wrong with that, is there?
That's all for now. Stay metal!
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