(HEAVY FRIENDS is the segment where Robby blah blah blahs on the latest and greatest in underground or not-so-underground metal. Today, however, he will be talking about his 4 most eagerly anticipated metal albums for the remainder of this year.)
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind - Converge are simply put one of my favorite bands of all time; they just have a brand of metal and hardcore that I've seen imitated many a time, but I've almost never seen duplicated perfectly. No one can do Converge the way Converge can. Fans have been anticipating this new album for a good while, and while we don't have artwork, and we don't have any music, we know the album is completed and slated for release on September 11th on Epitaph and Deathwish, and it is called All We Love We Leave Behind.
Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay - We also have no artwork or music for this one, but this is likely the release I'm most eager to hear. Neurosis is a band whose reputation is so large yet they never seem to disappoint with any of their newer material. The band already has their place in history as being pivotal to the development of underground metal, sludge metal, experimental metal, and *shrugs*post-metal, but these days they make it a point to remain inventive and ambitious. I'm not exactly an expert on their entire body of work, but I'm getting there; Honor Found in Decay comes out on October 30th on Neurot Recordings. Check out the band's enigmatic album teasers below:
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