Chris Cornell - Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
This really is a terrific time for new releases and Chris Cornell’s first solo effort in 6 years is eagerly anticipated if this track is anything to go by. Simple acoustics back up by his profound vocals, the song stripped down but no less powerful for it. Check out the video too if you have a moment, a wild west theme and an unexpected outcome for Cornell who makes his acting debut in it. But the song itself is simply brilliant, hope you like it.
Papa Roach - Fear Everything and Rise
I finally got the chance to check out F.E.A.R on the plane out to Singapore, and believe me it was well worth the wait. Mixing hip hop with metal, their 8th release might not be to everyones cup of tea but I liked it and although the title track has been around for almost a year now, it fully deserves it’s inclusion on the playlist. The band are showing no signs of wear and tear, it’s a top listen
Five Finger Death Punch - Wash It All Away
Taken from ‘Got Your Six’ the band’s new album this track is a classic example of how FFDP produce catchy but none the less heavy tunes, full of life and vibrancy. Lead singer Ivan Moody has the sort of voice that’s impossible to ignore, almost demanding that you listen and listen good from the very beginning, forceful and full of authority. Turn away if you dare, but I don’t think you’ll want to
Boysetsfire - One Match
My god, how catchy is this tune. Taken from their self titled album (out towards the end of September), some melodic Hardcore from a band that have been around since 1994, but I suspect, have pretty much escaped your notice until now. This tune might change all of that and how, love it!
W.S.A.P - The Last Runaway
I’ll confess, I was a massive W.A.SP fan as a teenager and their performance at ‘Monsters of Rock’ in 1987 will never be forgotten. Blackie Lawless may have the look of a man that has stayed at the party a little too long, but this highly personal account of what happened to him when he ran away to Hollywood as a teenager and the success that followed over the years is not only catchy and brilliantly written, but proof indeed that this man still has a lot to contribute to rock and roll in 2015. I apologise to anyone staying in a hotel room next to me over the next few weeks, they’re going to hear this song a lot and it’s going to be loud.