Metal Music Release Friday: October 26th 2018

Metal Music Release Friday: October 26th 2018

Good day, Metalheads! Today is a busy day for album releases as there is a long list of releases across the board. I sampled a few cuts myself and had a few things to say about them. So before your paycheck goes to that new vinyl or CD…

Bloodbath - the arrow of satan is drawn

Bloodbath is one of those bands that when they release an album, it’s an event. It blows your mind with the sonic, driven riffs, monstrous vocals and just beastly drum playing. This new release is no different in the brutality if the track “Levitation” is any indication. True to form when I was listening to this song, it completely kicked my ass and once again reminded me why Bloodbath is blazing trails in the Death Metal scene.

unleashed - the hunt for white christ

The Chief Vikings of Swedish Death Metal known as Unleashed are no strangers given their nearly 30 year history in the business. The Hunt For White Christ is their 17th full length studio album among other live albums and comps/reissues (so my quick count might be inflated) and hearing the song Stand Your Ground, I have to admit I was impressed. The riffs were nice, beefy and catchy (as opposed to earlier works) along with some very good drumming. The vocals are nice and deep but are very legible. It was a very fun listen and I think it will be even more fun hearing this album as a whole.

Fifth Angel - The Third Secret

If you were around around 30 years ago outside of the US, then you might have heard of Fifth Angel with their quintessential fun yet technical style of guitar playing backing up powerful higher pitched vocals. After 30 years of going their separate ways and pursuing their own adventures, Fifth Angel reformed and released The Third Secret. I previewed the song “This Is War” and was pleasantly surprised how much you hear the Dio influence in both the music and the vocal style. The song was very well written and very tight. Fifth Angel hasn’t lost a beat. If anything, they have become refined with age. Listening to The Third Secret is a must for any Dio or Maiden fan.

Here is a complete list of albums released today. Check them out on your favorite music streaming app!

Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle Reissue (Music Theories/Mascot)
Bloodbath - The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville)
The Blue Stones - Black Holes (eOne)
The Browning - Geist (Spinefarm)
Chevelle - 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities (Epic)
The Casualties - Written In Blood (Cleopatra)
Cryptopsy - The Book Of Suffering: Tome II EP (Self)
Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want (Ipecac)
Devour The Day - Signals (Razor & Tie)
Fifth Angel - The Third Secret (Nuclear Blast)
Fight The Fury - Still Breathing EP (Atlantic)
Glacial Tomb - Glacial Tomb (Gilead)
Hate Eternal - Upon Desolate Sands (Season Of Mist)
Icarus Witch - Goodbye Cruel World (Cleopatra)
KMFDM - Live In The USSA (earMusic)
Languish - Unworthy (Prosthetic)
Megaton Leviathan - Mage (Blood)
Nothgard - Malady X (Metal Blade)
The Order Of Apollyon - Moriah (Agonia)
Rising - Sword And Scythe (Indisciplinarian)
Royal Tusk - Tusk II (eOne)
Sirenia - Arcane Astral Aeons (Napalm)
Skull Fist - Way Of The Road (NoiseArt)
Them - Manor Of The Se7en Gables (SPV/Steamhammer)
Thor - Christmas In Valhalla (Deadline)
Unleashed - The Hunt For White Christ (Napalm)
Warrel Dane - Shadow Work (Century Media)

List Source: Loudwire

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