Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New tracks round up

Jesus, there’s plenty of new music landing. Here are two new tracks that caught my attention:

Hatebreed – In Ashes They Shall Reap
Fresh off the release of their covers album, For The Lions, earlier this year. The new Hatebreed record, self titled, is scheduled for release the 29th September. “In Ashes They Shall Reap” is the first track from the album to see the light of day.

It opens with some war cries from Jamey Jasta and it’s ready to incite chaos. There’s one thing that stands out about Hatebreed, they’ve successfully appealed to both metal and hardcore circles. Here, they retain their hardcore credentials but seem to have one foot more firmly in metal.

Vocally Jasta has experimented with some new tones. In interviews he’s mentioned “clean vocals” on the album, and of course the idea of big clean singing choruses is unlikely but the vocals differ here and it’s a welcome change.

Jesu – Deflated
Justin Broadrick is keeping busy this year, issuing the new Jesu release, the mind blowing Infinity and the split EP with Envy. Now, coming up this October is a new EP, Opiate Sun. Firstly, unlike much of Jesu’s previous output the vocals are far more audible amongst the cadenced noise. “Deflated” sounds much more (dare I say) commercial too and oddly upbeat. Is this the bastion for a drastic change in Broadrick’s work? Who knows, but one thing is certain, “Deflated” is stunning!

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