Toadies, ‘Play.Rock.Music.’ (Kirtland)
7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: July 31, 2012Label: KirtlandStop rubbernecking '90s nostalgia, and dig a fresh crop of wiry guitars, zany vocals, and butt-moving…
Kadavar, ‘Kadavar’ (Tee Pee)
7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: July 10, 2012Label: Tee PeeAlmost too perfectly styled 70s psych-metal from a Berlin trio that cheated on Led Zeppelin…
Serj Tankian, ‘Harakiri ‘ (Reprise)
6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: July 10, 2012Label: RepriseEccentric System of a Down frontman caterwauls prophetic apocalyptic warnings over manic-depressive rock.
Primate, ‘Draw Back a Stump’ (Relapse)
8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: July 03, 2012Label: RelapseLed by Brutal Truth and Mastodon fellas, these manimals go apeshit on a chest-thumping hardcore-punk debut.
Gojira, ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ (Roadrunner)
8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: June 26, 2012Label: RoadrunnerFrench art-metallers wage guerrilla warfare, chop through heady melodies, ambush with feral death-grooves.
Marduk, ‘Serpent Sermon’ (Century Media)
8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: June 05, 2012Label: Century MediaFetid pools of crust punk, wretched doom and Satanic gurglings coagulate into a black metal…
Grand Magus, ‘The Hunt’ (Nuclear Blast)
7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: June 05, 2012Label: Nuclear BlastNWOBHM, thrash riffs and Valhalla references aside, studly vocals are what make this trio’s fantasy…