I've decided that I am going to start buying more of my music digitally. Like most people I have Itunes and I have learned that this is not the easiest way to search for new music unless you are just going to mindlessly get all the stuff that they say is new and worth getting. I also found that finding a comprehensive list of new releases on the web is about as easy. In the end though digital music will save me a lot of space and money. Ultimately its all for the love of the music. Ok enough rambling. Here's what I found from the last week and the week before. Not much but it's quality.
Seether Holding onto String Better Left to Fray - Seether makes another great Seether album. All the feel, sound and angst that they are known for comes on just as strong as ever on this one. What impresses me about Seether is they continue to capture genuine emotion in these songs after so many years unlike most bands that would have faltered and burnt out on trying to continue to capture the same feelings over many albums over many years. If your a Seether fan or a rock fan in general you'll find this one worth grabbing if you haven't yet. Best track on here is Country Song and is bolstered by Fur Cue, No Resolution and Tonight. Overall I give it a 3.5/5.
Angel Vivaldi Universal Language - This is a four track EP that I happened upon and was really impressed by. All four tracks are instrumental metal pieces. I say pieces because they come across like a metal version of a symphony. This album seems to be based on their remake of Vivaldi's violin concertos The Four Seasons and even has it's tracks listed in the same order as the original master composer's. If you like metal of any kind this is something you should really have for you collection. Overall I give it a 4/5.
Verismo Falling Up the Stairs - Another four track EP that I came up was this one. I don't like to compare groups if I can avoid it but Verismo with a a little polishing could become the next Godsmack in my opinion. The sound between the two is very similar but Verismo comes across with slightly more metal influence. If you can find this EP get it. When the it's all said and done the tracks Unholy and A Manner Darkly were the gems on this one. Overall I give it a 3.5/5