Thursday, October 5, 2017

CD Review: New Music From Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Acts Powerman 5000, Despyre & The Nearly Deads

Industrial metal band Powerman 5000 are back with a brand new studio album titled "New Wave." It is the band's 11th studio album and will be released on October 27th through Pavement Entertainment. The new 10-song release begins with the sonic clash of metal rhythms, hip-hop rhymes and the electronic melodies of "Footsteps And Voices." The album's lead single "Sid Vicious In A Dress" carries a classic goth-metal sound as they continue to be on the forefront of the industrial metal movement. The album continues with the battle cry of "Cult Leader," which has the most mainstream rock sound on the album that fans will enjoy singing along to. Powerman 5000 finish up their new album with the hardcore heavy metal attack of "Thank God" and the modern electronic build-up of "Run For Your Life." To find out more about Powerman 5000 and their latest release "New Wave," please visit powerman5000.com.

From Long Island, NY comes the debut album from heavy metal band Despyre titled "Irritation." Their sound has been compared to Five Finger Death Punch and Disturbed and the band names Biohazard, Type-O Negative and Dream Theater as some of their influences. Their new 5-song EP kicks off with the crunching guitar riffs of "Blue Sky" along with the chugging rhythm of "Lies," which carries a classic thrash metal appeal. Next, they dig down for the grinding bass groove of "Voodoo Fix, before finishing up their new album with the intense, 5-minute prog-metal piece "Black." To find out more about Despyre and their latest release "Irritation," please visit despyre.com.

The female-fronted hard rock band, The Nearly Deads recently released their new album titled "Revenge Of The Nearly Deads." It features 6-song of high explosive energy, beginning with the guitar driven "Diamonds In The Rough" as their music and vocals become very addictive. The band locks into the pounding rhythm of "My Evil Ways" and the arena rocker "Not Listening" as TJ's voice perfectly suits these high-powered songs. Their new short release finishes with the mainstream rock appeal of "Frequencies" and the power ballad "As Good As It Gets" as TJ vocals simply soar into your soul. To find out more about The Nearly Deads and their latest release, "Revenge Of The Nearly Deads," please visit thenearlydeads.com.

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