May rocks

April 10, 2010 at 7:51 am (Music)

After the year’s first four months offered zero rock albums I was interested in buying, May shapes up to be one crazy month for the music lover in me, with SEVEN new releases I’m looking forward to.

Deftones – Diamond Eyes (May 4th)
The first Deftones album in quite some time, and the first since Chi Cheng’s car crash.  First video off of the album is here, and if it’s any indication for the rest of the material, we’re in for a treat.

Taproot – Plead the Fifth (May 11th)
Less than 2 years since their latest release, Taproot is back. After an album entirely independent, they signed with a major label, and already released the first single.

We Are the Fallen – Tear the World Down (May 11th)
I’m so fed up with the endless debates about this band sounding too much like Evanescence. OF COURSE THEY DO. Ben Moody created Evanescence and wrote most of their songs. Ben Moody created We Are the Fallen and writes most of their songs. It’s his right to do that, so the similarities don’t bother me one bit. The first video is great, the lead singer is great, I’m in.

The National – High Violet (May 11th)
Fifth album from this highly underrated band. Check out the first single performed live here.

Soulfly – Omen (May 25th)
Max is back with Soulfly’s new release, that will feature a meaty deluxe edition featuring a cover of Sepultura’s “Refuse / Resist”, and drumming from both Max’s sons.

Godsmack – Oracle (May 4th)
Four years and a short hiatus later, Godsmack is ready to release a new album. The first single already climbed to number 1 in the rock chart from Billboard.

Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots (May 25th)
After a separation of 5 years, STP came back in 2008 and now they’re ready to release the new album. Although I’m not crazy about the first single, it’s still a must-have album, if you were into the whole grunge movement of the nineties.

this is May. But then June will stroll along, with brand new albums from Korn and Limp Bizkit. Oh, happy summer…

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