Unto the Locust by Machine Head

iTunes – Music – Unto the Locust (Special Edition) by Machine Head.

I’m not a huge Machine Head fan. I have one other album, The Blackening, and I can’t listen to it all the way through. It is of a type of metal that I don’t favor. But Unto the Locust, their latest album, received great reviews, so I thought I would give it a chance. I have found that this album is quite good.

Only one of this album’s songs has any popularity on iTunes–Locust. Here are some noteworthy songs from my point of view:

  • I Am Hell
  • Be Still and Know
  • Locust
  • This Is the End

My favorite song is This Is the End. What’s yours?

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Threat Signal by Threat Signal

iTunes – Music – Threat Signal by Threat Signal.

Like it or hate it, Threat Signal has released a self-titled album, their junior album, and it is good. Their sound has changed slightly from album to album, and, yet, there is a certain continuity about the music. Rip-roaring percussion rhythms abound in this heavy metal album. The rhythms are complex, as is usual for Threat Signal, and the guitars are heavy and driven. The throaty melodies of the lead singer are familiar, distinct, and bear the uniqueness that differentiates this band from other melodic metal units. This album is good, as I said before, and it offers some solid music to listen to.

Some songs of particular noteworthiness:

  • Trust in None
  • Fallen Disciples
  • Disposition
  • Death Before Dishonor

I really like Disposition. Definitely my favorite. Which one is yours?

American Capitalist by Five Finger Death Punch

iTunes – Music – American Capitalist by Five Finger Death Punch.

Fiver Finger Death Punch have released their third album, American Capitalist, and it is every bit as lyrically pungent as its predecessors. In fact, the first song, American Capitalist, refers to the previous two albums, Way of the Fist and War Is the Answer, in most clever fashion. The songs throughout the album are quick and grungy in the now familiar Five Finger Death Punch style. This album is one part pop metal and one part melodic metal. It is one entertaining album.

Here are the most popular songs for this album on the iTunes Store:

  • American Capitalist
  • Under and Over it
  • The Pride
  • Coming Down
  • Generation Dead
  • Back for More
  • Remember Everything

I personally like Coming Down the most. Which one of their latest songs sticks out to you the most?

  • Children of Fire by Oh, Sleeper

    iTunes – Music – Children of Fire by Oh, Sleeper.

    Oh, Sleeper is a solid band, and their latest album, Children of Fire, is every bit as solid. This album went to the top of the iTunes Metal charts quicker than newspaper goes up in flames when a match is taken to it. And it is still at the top of the charts as of today. This album surely is noteworthy.

    Here are the most popular songs for this album on iTunes:

    • Endseekers
    • Hush Yael
    • The Family Ruin
    • Children of Fire

    My favorite is Hush Yael. Do you have a favorite?

    Echoes of the Fallen by Anterior

    iTunes – Music – Echoes of the Fallen by Anterior.

    It has been several years since Anterior produced their previous album. Now they have come forth with Echoes of the Fallen, and it picks up right where This Age of Silence left off. This band continues to shred the guitar and assemble complex rhythms.

    The entire album is good–there is not a single bad track, not even the 1:27 Echoes of the Fallen, which breaks up the fast paced shredding of the album to allow its listeners a moment to catch their breath! Yet, I have no favorite song as none really stand out. They are all good songs, but none of them are spectacular. But I stand by may initial statement.

    Dead Throne by The Devil Wears Prada

    iTunes – Music – Dead Throne by The Devil Wears Prada.

    Heavy. Metal. Dead Throne, The Devil Wears Prada’s latest album, takes the heavy motif to a new level for this work of metal. The guitars have a very dark, heavy tone. Both the guitars and the drums are very technically challenged in the rhythms. The Devil Wears Prada lightens up on the heavy side of metal by putting in some well placed melodious singing.

    Songs of particular noteworthiness:

    • Untidaled
    • Mammoth
    • Vengeance
    • R.I.T.
    • My Questions
    • Born to Lose
    • Constance
    • Pretenders
    • Holdfast

    My favorite song currently is Vengeance. Which one is your favorite?

    Darkness In the Light by Unearth

    iTunes – Music – Darkness In the Light by Unearth.

    Unearth’s latest album, Darkness In the Light, is a solid offering in the wake of their previous work. Heavy riffs, harmonious melodies, guitar shredding, and ripping drums combine magnificently in Darkness In the Light.

    Buy this album.

    Songs of particular noteworthiness:

    • Watch it Burn
    • Shadows in the Light
    • Last Wish
    • Arise the War Cry
    • The Fallen
    • Overcome

    At this point in time, Arise the War Cry is my favorite on this album. What’s yours?