Either Coldplay’s fifth release, Mylo Xyloto, is an evolution -- or at least an attempt to make it sound as if it were. It really just depends on which side the fence you stand. If you like your bands to try new things so the routine doesn’t get old, you’ll consider it an evolution. If you think Coldplay's best moment was "Yellow,” then you are going to be lost in the many variations of a band stuck in the middle of the past and what might be the future.
The early Nineties waxed and waned musically, with variable offerings of guitar-centric albums. Halfway through the decade, though, there was a downpour of milestone -- if not at least memorable -- records.
Cynic have a new EP coming out next week, and -- to spoil our upcoming review or anything -- it's quite good. The band are currently on a brief tour, and will then get back to working on their next full-length, which will be their first since 2008's Traced In Air.
It's Monday, so you know we've got a metal premiere for you today to help you shake off the cobwebs from the weekend. Today, we're excited to be able to bring you a brand new video from Barn Burner for their track "Scum of the Earth." You can check out the video -- which was directed by the ever-talented Angela Boatwright -- below, in all its PBR-infused splendor.
Trivium and In Flames have just announced the dates for a lengthy co-headlining trek through North America next year. You can check out all of the tour dates -- which will feature support from Veil of Maya -- below.
Probably because of their shared release date and the competitive history between the bands, a lot of the negative comments on Lulu stories around here featured some variation on the theme, "I'm just going to buy Megadeth's new album instead."