10 Metal Albums to Check Out This Fall
Fall brings many things. The changing of the leaves. Labor Day barbecues. The Jewish High Holy Days. The Pagan celebration of Samhain. Razor blades in the apples. That's to say nothing of the ensuing global hysteria as we hurtle towards the Mayan calendar apocalypse on Dec. 21.
So, before the world explodes in a fiery conflagration of magma, volcanic rock and all the best parts of the bible (to quote Billy Bob Thorton in Armageddon) , be sure to check Amazon, iTunes or the last remaining record stores for this clutch of highly anticipated discs and downloads. It was no easy feat to pare 'em down to a ten-spot, but these are the ones we've got iron woodies for.
So, in alphabetical order, here are 10 albums we're really excited to hear this fall.
A War You Cannot Win, All That Remains (November on Razor & Tie)
All That Remains have once again picked up ball from Bay State homies like Killswitch Engage and served up pure Mass-metal for fans of all things heavy. Says frontman Phil Labonte, "For this album we tried to do some new stuff (like we always do) and we're really happy about what came out of it. Some of it is pretty different and is REALLY going to surprise fans but some of it is what we do best, straight ATR hard music. We are gonna get out there and hit the road hard this year. We previewed the first single this week and people are going nuts for it. Get into it."
The Parallax II: Future Sequence, Between the Buried And Me (Oct. 9 on Metal Blade)
Between the Buried and Me fortify their