Reggie’s July (2016) Roundup
Posted by Reggie
July was a plentiful month for releases with Fates Warning, Centinex, Periphery, Black Crown Initiate, and Revocation leading the charge; at least concerning the albums I was able to get a hold of and take the time to listen to. Here is a quick rundown…
Fates Warning – Theories of Flight / Progressive Metal – Released on 1 July 2016 by InsideOutMusic
For fans of the earlier days of Fates Warning, this should be right up your alley. It’s tight, progressive, melodic, and heavy. It’s a solid Fates Warning album; probably one you’ve been wishing for, for a long time. 4 out of 5
Centinex – Doomsday Rituals / Death Metal – Released on 8 July 2016 by Agonia Records
A very uncompromising and brutal album; just what death metal is supposed to be. Your neighbors will probably not appreciate it, but you will. 3 out of 5
Periphery III: Select Difficulty / Progressive Metal – Released on 22 July 2016 by Sumerian Records
This is a band I have a hard time getting into. Their sound and tempo varies wildely, but I guess that keeps them from getting boring. I am digging this album more than their previous albums. They certainly are diverse and have no problem showcasing it. 3 out of 5
Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forget / Technical/Progressive/Death Metal – Released on 22 July 2016 by Entertainment One
Their previous album, The Wreckage of Stars made my “best of” list for 2014 at a comfortable #3. Their new album, on my initial listens, is very different. I applaud these guys for taking a leap and seeing what they can come up with. Predictability is not part of this album. I am still sitting here like, WTF is going on? All I know is that I like this album a lot, but there is so much to process mentally. 4 out of 5
Revocation – Great Is Our Sin / Technical Death Metal – Released on 2 July 2016 by Metal Blade Records
This is a seriously bad-ass album. Revocation is very consistent, and consistently getting better one album at a time. 5 out of 5
Here are the clips for your listening enjoyment.
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Posted on August 2, 2016, in Album Reviews and tagged Black Crown Initiate, Centinex, Doomsday Rituals, fates warning, Great is our Sin, Periphery III, Revocation, Select Difficulty, Selves We Cannot Forget, Technical Death Progressive Metal, Theories of Flight. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.