Patrick Saad’s Top Releases of July 2012
Coexistence – Flow
Recommended: Seize the Day.
Made up of only two members, Coexistence released their self-produced debut album entitled “Flow” to positive reviews from online media. The songs are packed with enjoyable riffs and melodies reminiscent of bands like Wolverine and Symphony-X, although the overall sound (programmed drums) could have been better if this wasn’t an independent release. You can stream some songs from the album here.
For fans of: Progressive Metal.
Latitudes – Individuation
Recommended: Shapeshifting and Hyperstatic Forge.
This band really reminds me of Mastodon’s “Crack The Sky” album with their thick guitar chords work and sludgy mood. Expect a surreal atmospheric ambiance, jazzy licks, clean vocals and beautiful layers of melodies throughout the album, this is one of the top releases of 2012!
For fans of: Mastodon, Atmospheric / Sludge Metal.
Rami Rouhana’s Top Release of July 2012
Saga – 20/20
Recommended: Six Feet Under and Show and Tell.