Hey everyone! I wasn't sure what to write about today but I've been listening to a lot of new albums that have come out recently/this year and wanted to do a review on them. I haven't done any music related blogs in a long long time and their have been some amazing albums that have come out this year that I am obsessed with. Let us begin.
Disturbed: Immortalized (August 21st, 2016)
This has been my top album for a few months now! The had released the Sound of Silence song about a month or two earlier if I'm not mistaken and I instantly fell in love with this cover. I gotta say the Sound of Silence is the best cover I have ever heard in my life. You know when bands do covers of older/catchy songs that everyone know but it never sounds as good as the original? Well this song does not fit under that category, Disturbed's version of Sound of Silence definitely out beats the original by a long shot, such a brilliant job I can't say that enough. Once the rest of the album was released I was not disappointed at all. They are definitely that heavy metal band that are not slowing down any time soon and really stay true to their style of music. They aren't as psychotic as they were before but they are still true to the heavy metal style and David Draiman has such a unique spectacular voice, they just can't disappoint. I would highly suggest this album to my rock and rollers out their.
Bring Me The Horizon: That's The Spirit (September 11, 2015)
Okay I know I said albums from this year and I totally thought this album came out at the beginning of this year but clearly according to google I am wrong so I apologies. I feel very behind with Bring Me The Horizon, clearly.. because I just listened to this album a few months ago. Overall I wasn't to impressed with this album. Their a band that is a feel really changing their style of music or trying to experiment more with that electronic sound. I really only like about three songs out of the album (True Friends, Happy Song, and Drown). It was definitely a good choice to release Drown first because that is probably their best song out of that album which is why I got so excited for the other songs. I wouldn't suggest listening to this album, if your interested in listening to Bring Me The Horizon, check out their last album Sempiternal which was incredible , and their older stuff is really good as well if you are into really heavy music.
Billy Talent: Afraid of Heights (July 29th, 2016)
I've been a fan of Billy Talent for a long time now, and have seen them three times in concert, so I was not disappointed in their album. It is very their style as per usual and even the song Afraid of Heights does not bug me yet even though it plays every three seconds on every radio station. I've only really listen to this album once or twice since it was released but is it just me or do a lot of the songs sound just a bit similar? That could just be me I'll have to listen to it a few more times but I just had that thought as I was listening to it the first time. Also I know on Spotify the album has a few different versions of Afraid of Heights, which I think is a little unnecessary. I like when bands make their biggest hit into a slower song, but you don't need to over kill it with a bunch of different versions of the same song. Overall I approve of this album, but I prefer Billy Talents older stuff just a bit more.
Blink 182: California (July 1st, 2016)
BLINK WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME! I wasn't super impressed with Blink 182's new album.. IM SORRY EVERYONE don't hate on me for this. I bought the CD and was listening to it and it honestly just didn't jump out at me.. it all sounded pretty much the same. I'm not saying I hated the album by any means but it just wasn't anything special in mu opinion. I do enjoy the song Bored to Death and I believe it was San Diego but other then that it just was, very bland for a lack of better words. If anyone has ever listened to Blink 182's first album it was really weird and a lot of the songs were only seconds long, and since that album they have really improved in their lyrics and their beat to create some of the most iconic songs in our generations history, I just feel like this album was a bit of a step back so I'm hoping their next album is going to be taken up a notch a kick this album out of the park. I would give it a listen on Spotify but I wouldn't suggest buying the album personally.
A Day To Remember: Bad Vibrations (September 2nd, 2016)
I am literally listening to the album right now as I write this blog because I have not had time to listen to it, but I am really enjoying it so far. One of the reasons why I love A Day To Remember is that they always create these amazing songs and when they release a new album they stick with their style but also twist it a little bit. Their lyrics are also always amazing and can really hit close to home. I'm really enjoying all the heavier metal songs which is very old school A Day To Remember. When they released Common Courtesy a few years back (which was also an amazing album by the way) they took their style but lowered it down a bit a made some amazing songs. So I'm glad they changed it up a bit with this album as well. I have also seen A Day To Remember live I think twice now and they are a band I highly suggest to listen to.
Let me know down below what your favourite or least favourite album was this year, and what opinions you have on these albums. I know this is kind of sticking to one genre of music but this is the type of music I listen to so I do apologies to anyone who doesn't listen to this genre of music and have no idea what I'm talking about. For everyone who is reading this you MUST go listen to the Sound of Silence cover by Disturbed right meow because it is so incredible and everyone needs to listen to it at least once. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and I will be back next week with a new blog.
*Disclamer: I do not the photo on this post*