Dear Metal Kids, in our Albums of the Month #June21 we present you a new album and an old friend.
The first album is by Rise Against. The American punk band has been at the top of the genre for 15 years now and still manages to sound young and fresh. They don't seem to have lost any of the bite they had in their early years, and so their latest work "Nowhere Generation" still sounds just as punky with a certain feeling for melodies, which has always been part of the secret of their success.
Back to new shores
After their last album "Wolves" thematically dealt with Trump's term in office and everything that went wrong politically in the band's eyes in this context, their latest work is mainly about the feeling of a generation that doesn't know where it wants to go. "Nowhere Generation" is about the search for oneself in a fast-moving world. The band does without melancholic pathos and rather relies on catchy riffs. Even though the theme of the album sounds gloomy at first, the songs are much fresher. Rise Against didn't let the Corona pandemic drag them down, but looked for solutions. It's not a bad thing to fail sometimes, as long as you're honest and true to yourself.
Children's and baby merchandise from Rise Against is available here.
Don't call it a comeback - unfortunately
Black Sabbath - the gods of heavy metal - have dug deep into their archives for the Super Deluxe Edition of their sixth studio album "Sabotage". In addition to the eight original songs from the album, the box also contains previously unreleased recordings of a 1975 gig. The whole thing is pressed on four Lps or Cds with an additional limited 7" single of "Am I Going Insane". The box is especially interesting for collectors, because in addition to the records, it also includes a 40-page book with notes, quotes and photos of the band from their golden era and a large "Sabotage" 1975 tour poster.
"Sabotage" was released in 1975 and is considered a landmark for many thrash metal bands. It is also one of the most defining albums for grunge legends Nirvana.
And what were your highlights of June? Feel free to write us in the comments.
Until then, your Metal Kids!