Early Man - Death PotionEarly Man are one of the handful of bands involved in the '80s thrash metal revival that I actually enjoy. Their latest album Death Potion is a tasteful nod to Killing Is My Business-era Megadeth and Kill 'Em All-era Metallica. Neither of those bands will return to those eras of their sound, so mine as well enjoy a quality tribute.
East Of The Wall - RessentimentEast Of The Wall were formed from the ashes of The Postman Syndrome who were one of those groups that metal journalists and bloggers seemed to love, but never caught on with a larger audience. Supposedly, East Of The Wall's debut album Ressentiment will be right up the alley of fans of instrumental "metal" acts like Russian Circles, Animals As Leaders, Pelican, etc. Since I like all those bands, it seems these guys might be worth giving a shot.
The High Confessions - Turning Lead Into Gold With The High ConfessionsThe High Confessions boasts a line-up consisting of members or former members of Sonic Youth, Ministry, Revolting Cocks and Nachtmystium which is enough to pique my interest. Add the fact that they are signed to Relapse into the mix and my interest is piqued even further. Stereogum is streaming the album here.