Back in the days before the internet and album leaks, if you wanted to hear music you had to wait for its release day, at which point you went to your local Best Buy or another record store to pick up a cd or record. In celebration of this physical media, Brutalitopia will be bringing you a weekly look at what's coming out each Tuesday, with notes about some of the more notable releases (Editor's Note: "Notable" is completely subjective and can and will mean whatever Durf wants it to mean on a week to week basis). Find out what's happening this week after the jump.
Pretty slow week this week, truth be told; really only three major releases, none of which do anything for me personally... but you're not me and I'm not you, so maybe these are your cups of tea! James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance. Not to be all debbie downer, but James LaBrie has always been my least favorite part of Dream Theater. If you're into super-falsetto power vocals, this is probably worth your time; personally, I'm waiting for the new DT album in a few months. Mercenary - Through Our Darkest Days. I'd be lying if I told you that I know anything about this band... so this could possibly be the album of the year. The only way to know is to listen. Chimaira - Crown of Phantoms. Not keen on this either; I've never been huge on Chimaira, plus Mick listened to it and said he didn't really dig it. And if there's one thing I know, it's to trust that dude on music. Sorry for being all tempermental and boring; I promise it's just a one-week thing. Next week will be better.