5. Transformers Soundtrack
Hey! Why is a soundtrack on here? Well it’s nothing to do with the movie I assure you. The mix of songs and genres on this album make it a fresh and liberating 45 min or so. With new songs from Disturbed, Styles of Beyond and established hits from Linkin Park and Julien-K, make it an all time eargasm.
4. Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
These guys are just freaky, but mind they’re still extremely cool. Well known for their industrial metal songs they bring something new with every album. This one, Year Zero is no exception. The single ‘Survivalism’ tags along with an awesome music video. I suggest checking it out as the album is free to listen to on the Nine Inch Nails website.
3. Serj Tankian – Elect the Dead
It’s our all time favourite terrorist looking lead singer from System of a Down. In 2007 in brought along his solo effort ‘Elect the Dead’. Though it proves to be a solid rock album, it’s hard to distinguish from his older work with System. But this isn’t such bad thing because its great to listen to and judging by his lyrical content, it’s easy to tell that he put all his energy into it.
2. Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight
Well you either love em or hate em, but you can’t deny the success they continually bring with every album they release. Criticised for producing a sound that was stale, they vouched to create a new sound with Minutes to Midnight. They managed to pull it off showing the world that they don’t have to scream and rap in every single song.
1. Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace
There’s certainly no denying that these guys rule, I mean they’re the Foo. Kidding aside they return with Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace displaying their God given talents of pure rock. An album that is reminiscent of the album ‘The Colour and the Shape’. Songs like ‘The Pretender’ and ‘Long Road to Ruin’ make it a return to classic Foo Fighters. This is also their year as they’re dominating rock charts in the US and Australia.
Anticipated Albums of 2008
Disturbed are set to release their highly anticipated 4th album titled ‘Indestructible’ in the first half of 2008. Promising to deliver a darker album than their debut album ‘The Sickness’, I can’t wait.
Slipknot is also doing the finishing touches to their next album set to be released anytime in 2008. Not much has been promised other than they’re going to make ‘Slipknot music’, whatever that means.