Yesterday Lamb of God announced that their new album Wrath will be released on February 24, 2009.
Today the Brazilian metalers in Sepultura announced that the new album A-lex will be coming out on January 26, 2009.
I am relieved to hear that these two awesome metal bands will be coming out with CDs early 2009 as the CD Release list on the right was getting weak and I am getting antsy waiting for a heavy metal album that will blow me away.
Lamb of God has got to be one of the most relevant bands in metal today. Yes, I too, was a little disappointed by Sacrament. When I heard Redneck I thought, they found their groove, just like Pantera did! But when I got the album the rest of the songs were good and heavy, but there was something missing.
That groove that 75% of Ashes of the Wake had was missing. Cue track: What I've Become on said album.
Every time I put that song on I feel like partying, grooving and taking whiskey shots. That is the groove I want to hear on this new album Wrath!
As for Sepultura, the last album Dante XXI was one of my favorites the band ever put out. Andreas Kisser is a great guitarist and always has some very interesting riffs. I hope that A-lex which is based on the book/movie A Clockwork Orange is as inspired as the last effort!
2008 has been a great year for metal music from the greats (Testament, Metallica, AC/DC, etc.) Now it is time for the next generation to prove itself in 2009!
Oh and one more thing. Listen to The Metal Show tonight from 8-10PM!
P.S. GO VOTE IF YOU HAVEN"T ALREADY!