These albums came out at a time which is too close to the end of the year to be properly assessed for any EOY list.
Especially when they are up against albums which came out in the first four months of the year and those albums have became part of my fabric.
Volbeat – Servant Of The Mind
The pre releases single “Shotgun Blues” is a great classic Metal song.
It’s on my “On Repeat” playlist from Spotify which is basically designed to help the user keep track of what they’ve been playing most over the past 30 days.
And the “Shotgun Blues” single dropped in September and it’s still on the playlist.
The album dropped on December 3 and on purposely I’ve not listened to it as I’m waiting for my break to happen so I can sink my ears into it.
Black Label Society – Doom Crew Inc.
It dropped in November 26.
But I’ve been heaps busy to devote the time I want to this album.
And Zakk Wylde has earned the respect for people to devote proper time to his music and if they play guitar, to put in some woodshedding to learn some of his riffs.
Crazy Lixx – Street Lethal
The album dropped on November 5.
The pre-release singles all connected with me but I haven’t had the time to fully digest the album. It’s going to happen soon.
They are a Swedish Metal band formed in 2002, who bring back the 80’s Sunset Strip with the aggression of the San Francisco Bay Area Thrash scene and the defiance of Twisted Sister.
And once you add the Brit bands to the mix, it’s a whirlpool of creativity.
Their first album came out in 2007 and since 2010, they’ve been on the Frontiers label, releasing albums on a two year cycle.
If you’ve heard these albums drop your thoughts in the comments.