Motörhead, Aftershock (UDR)
After nearly four decades in the music industry, Motörhead is still one of the best of their craft. Some critics might say that they’re just doing the same thing over and over, but that’s part of the appeal of Motörhead – you know what you’re going to get every time, and you know it will be excellent. Early reviews of the album have already backed up its excellence, so there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind regarding whether or not this album is worth the investment.
Metal Church, Generation Nothing (Rat Pak)
Unbeknownst to many, Metal Church disbanded in July 2009, despite 2008’s This Present Wasteland being a solid and well-executed album. The group reunited in 2012, just before performing on the 2013 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, and decided to stay together to record more music. The same lineup that recorded This Present Wasteland was responsible for Generation Nothing, and the album is already getting good press as a welcome addition to the traditional heavy metal style.
Hatesphere, Murderlust (Massacre)
Danish metallers Hatesphere have been tearing up the scene for over a decade with their brutal mix of death and thrash. 2011’s The Great Bludgeoning featured a number of new faces in the band’s lineup, but thankfully, the band’s lineup has remained stable in the two years since. Murderlust was produced by Hatesphere’s go-to man behind the board, Tue Madsen, while artwork was once again provided by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie of Mnemic fame.
Reflections, Exi(s)t (eOne)
Hailing from the Twin Cities in Minnesota, Reflections is a progressive act that enjoys mixing djent with deathcore and metalcore. The band first got noticed while touring with All Shall Perish, but fans of less straightforward brutality like Volumes and Structures will find a lot more to like with this band.
Hirax, Immortal Legacy (Steamhammer/SPV)
Hirax is the thrash band that just cannot be held back, no matter what. Katon W. De Pena has remained steadfast with his band, despite being the only original member left. Immortal Legacy is the follow-up to 2009’s El Rostro de la Muerte,
Next Week: We close out October with a heaping dose of metal, covering a multitude of genres and sure to satisfy everyone! Stay tuned!