Thanks to Cancer Bats, who decided this was the week to drop their surprise new album, we’ve got rather a lot to get our teeth into in this week’s Picks.
Let’s begin with an apology, shall we? It’s been a little while since our last episode. We’re sorry about that.
Every week, or thereabouts, we recommend three new releases from the worlds of rock, punk, metal and hardcore.
With this week’s trio of new music recommendations we herald some old friends and welcome some new ones.
Every week we recommend three new releases from the world of rock, metal, punk and hardcore.
We often try to build some variety into our weekly recommendations. A little hardcore here, a little death metal there.
If you’re into the progressive end of metal and hardcore, this week’s Picks will tick all your boxes.
There’s something for everyone in this week’s Picks. There’s metally hardcore and hardcorey metal, so we’ve left no stone unturned.
Last year, Chris had Black Map’s album in his Top 20 Albums of the Year. This year they’ve wasted no time in releasing a new EP, Trace The Path, and it’s excellent. Obviously.
The idea behind Picks pre-dates This Decay and was born as #FiveAlbums about four years ago.
If you want recommendations, we got ’em. Oh yes, we got ’em alright.
In our last episode, we picked over an album of pure metal from 1988. This time around, we’re jumping ahead a full 20 years and genre-hopping to one of the 21st century’s biggest rock bands.