This is the bands 6th studio album and their first since 2014 .5: The Gray Chapter. The album title "We Are Not Your Kind" comes from a line in the song "All Out Life" which unfortunately is not on this album (though I believe is does appear on the Japanese deluxe edition of the album)
It has been 10 long years since the band's last album "Liebe ist für alle da" and finally we get the new, self titled album, released via Spinefarm Records.
This is their 7th studio album, and this time around, they worked with "Olsen Involtini" who handles production duties. They worked with him previously as he did the string arrangements on "Mutter' and "Reise, Reise", remixed some of their singles, has done FOH mixes for the band, when playing live, and also plays in Richard Kruspe's side project "Emigrate".
This is the first album form The Wildhearts in 10 years and, I for one, am very exited to be reviewing it. Without a shadow of a doubt, this was a very important band for me back in the day, and I've kept up to speed with everything Ginger has done since.
This features the 4 members that many consider to be the "Classic" lineup of the band
Ginger Wildheart - Guitar/Vocals
CJ Wildheart - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Ritch Battersby - Drums
Danny McCormack - Bass/Backing Vocals
This is the band’s 11th studio album and, in all honesty, if you are familiar with the band, you more than likely know exactly how they sound. With that in mind i am going to spend some time looking at the stories behind the songs rather than discussing the music.
This may seem an odd thing to do in a music review but let’s face it, they are the AC/DC of melodic Death Metal, so you know what you are getting and talking about Norse mythology is for more interesting.
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.
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.
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.
This is the bands 8th studio album and their first since 2015 Drones
That album painted a bleak and dark picture of a dystopian future and the lengthy tour that followed the album weighed heavy on the band. Having to perform songs with such a harsh outlook and heavy theme as Drones began to drain them mentally and physically.