10 songs you should hear now!
1, ARCH ENEMY, BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS
The new Arch Enemy record, Rise Of The Tyrant, kicks a hefty amount of arse, and this opening track is an absolute metal shitstorm.
2, VANILLA SKY, UMBRELLA
After over two months of chart-topping unpleasentness, the last thing you want to hear is that fucking Rihanna single again. Unless it's labelmates Vanilla Sky covering it in piss-taking fashion.
3, SERJ TANKIAN, THE UNTHINKING MAJORITY
He's back, and as unhinged as ever, barking his way through this bonkers, ranting workout from his forthcoming Elect The Dead solo record.
4, ASH, END OF THE WORLD
Now operating under a 'singles only' modus operandi, the good news is that we now know every new Ash song is going to be a winner. Exhibit A: this massive rush of glorious pop rock.
5, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HEADBANG FACE RIP
It doesn't get much more metal than headbanging so hard that your face actually comes off. Who better to pen a suitably soundtrack than thrash loons Municipal Waste?
6, EVERY TIME I DIE, NO SON OF MINE
If you're too tight to actually go out and buy ETID's cracking new album, The Big Dirty, you can hear the whole thing for free on their MySpace. You cheap bastards.
7, THE BLACKOUT, THE BEIJING COCKTAIL
In the run up to their forthcoming We Are The Dynamite! debut, Welsh wonders The Blackout release this stormer as a single. Music to smash your room up to.
8, ANGELS AND AIRWAVES, EVERYTHING'S MAGIC
He may be a sandwich short of the full picnic hamper, but Tom DeLonge can't half write the sort of massive tune that makes you wonder. Smart arse.
9, METALLICA, CREEPING DEATH (LIVE)
You don't need an excuse to crank out this Metallica standard, but this live version recorded at Wembley Stadium in July makes it rude not to. Altogether now, 'Die! Die! Die!'
10, UNEARTH, CLOBBERIN' TIME/WHAT'S GOING ON?
Broken hearts are about as hardcore as cottage cheese. Enter Unearth to redress the balance with a couple of brutal covers of NYHC warhorses Sick of it All.