Whitechapel The Vally Album Review

Whitechapel The Vally Album Review

This is the bands 7th studio album and the follow up to 2016 “Mark of the Blade” and is out via Metal Blade Records.

The album title is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley, where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it.

Devin Townsend Empath Album Review

Devin Townsend Empath Album Review

This is the 18th studio album from the Canadian genius himself, Devin Townsend and that is not including his discography with the mighty Strapping Young Lad.

I have been a huge fan of Mr Townsend ever since I heard the amazing “City” album way back in 1997 and have listened to everything he’s done along the way. You don’t have to know all his music to be able to get into this abum but it certainly wouldn’t hurt. Empath truly represents everything that Devin has put out throughout the years.

Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and Oh So Bright. Vol. 1 Album Review

Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and Oh So Bright. Vol. 1 Album Review

This is the bands 10th studio album and the first to feature Jimmy Chamberlain since 2007 “Zeitgeist” and the first to feature James Iha since 2000 “Machina/The Machines of Gods”. Jeff Schroeder joins them on guitar.

Original bassist, D’arcy Wretzky, is not on the album and will not be a part of the upcoming tour. Both sides seem to have a different story on how this decision came about, so I won’t comment on that any further, but it would have been cool to have seen the original lineup together again.