Week In Retrospect - Sunday 31 August 2008

Posted by PP on 01/09/08

Time for our review of happenings in the music world since last Sunday. So in case you were away or if you have forgotten, we've collated everything important for you right here. Oh, and welcome to our new writers Christian Ravn and Mirza Radonjica!

Album Of The Week:

Scamp - Mirror Faced Mentality


You know how we know summer's just about to give its last breath this year? Our workload is multiplying at an increasingly worrying rate. With big releases almost around the corner from Metallica, AC/DC, Plain White T's, UnderOATH and Funeral For A Friend, you can be damn sure we're bombarded with great tracks on an almost daily places. You can check out the new Metallica ballad here, AC/DC's "Rock N Roll Train" on their Myspace page, and Funeral For A Friend's on their Myspace as well. Similarly, the always strange These Arms Are Snakes have a new track up, while UnderOATH is previewing their entire record. Lets not forget about George and Daryl either and the full length stream of their fantastic new side project, United Nations.

As if the aforementioned big releases weren't enough, Fall Out Boy's announcement of a new album to be released already in November took all of us by surprise. I didn't even know they were recording yet! Another big, perhaps equally credible (these days?) band, Lordi, also made an album announcement: theirs is coming in October. Since we're in the business of bands with massive media following, we might as well name the feud-starting The Dillinger Escape Plan, who seem to have lost their newly added drummer already. In equally negative news, A Place Called Here called it quits. Just when I thought Denmark's screamo scene was getting a good jump start! Too Pure To Die, Rival Schools, and Sonic Youth all announced they were planning to hit the studio soon to record new albums, but more importantly, Alexisonfire revealed they will be recording in coming months with Ross Robinson! That ought to become something great.

In the tour front, nothing massive to report, except of course Finch's UK dates and The Psyke Project's tour of Denmark, starting this Friday. While we're on the subject of Denmark, I might as well add that Burst, the Swedish progressive metalcore band, will also play in Denmark soonish. Jealous yet UK? Don't worry, cause you're getting Four Year Strong, Johnny Truant and of course Millencolin over, who also plan to play shows around Europe, too. You can find all the details on our tour dates page.


Trigger The Bloodshed

Cannibal Corpse

Album Reviews: (in order of date added)

Destruction - D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. [7]

Ross The Boss - New Metal Leader [8]

Gorgoroth - True Norwegian Black Metal - Live In Grieghallen [5]

The Maine - Can't Stop Won't Stop [6½]

Pepper - Pink Crustaceans And Good Vibrations [8]

Cry For Silence - The Glorious Dead [7]

Zebrahead - Phoenix [7]

Scamp - Mirror Faced Mentality [8½]

Don Caballero - Punkgasm [8]

Flashing Of Knives - In Shark Territory [7½]

Grenouer - Lifelong Days [7]

Anima - The Daily Grind [8]

Agenda Of Swine - Waves Of Human Suffering [5]

Open The Skies - Conspiracies [7½]

Heavy Heavy Low Low - Turtle Nipple & The Toxic Shock [8½]

Yuppie Pricks - Balls [6]

Iced Earth - The Crucible Of Man [7]

Mercenary - Architect Of Lies [6½]

This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb - Convertible [5½]

All That Remains - Behind Silence And Solitude [7]

Moloken - We All Face The Dark Alone EP [4]

Whitechapel - This Is Exile [7]

Hero Destroyed - Hero Destroyed [8]

Scars On Broadway - Scars On Broadway [7]

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