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Liam Collingwood

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Sabaton, the heavy metal force hailing from Sweden, are bringing back the power with Heroes, their newest release due out on May 16th via Nuclear Blast Records. This being the first record since the departure of previous members (vocalist Joakim Broden and bassist Par Sundstrom being the only remaining members), it begs the question as to whether they’re still capable of delivering and even surpassing on their previous efforts.

Seven years have passed since Nocturnal Breed’s last album, Fields of Rot, and this new release, Napalm Nights, sees the band hoping to simultaneously resurrect the past and introduce some new elements to their sound. The album opens with the bone crushing “The Devil Swept the Ruins”, and with its catchy chorus and energy-propelled riffs its the perfect opener and by far my favorite track. Alas, that’s also where Napalm Nights already begins to go downhill.

Metal Church released their self-titled album in 1984 and then split in 2008 due to frustrations with the music industry. Enter 2013 and they’re back with a new album, and are sounding better than ever! Generation Nothing never stops to let you breathe; it’s a nonstop chainsaw grinding away in a musical path that has recently been a little lackluster.