On May 31, Matthew Good‘s latest album was released. Lights of Endangered Species is the fifth record to be released by the artist since his departure from the Matthew Good Band. It is different from much of his other works, yet its quality is still at a respectable high. With this wonderful release, Matt Good proves he is that good!
The band is Yes; the album is Fly from Here.The legendary pioneers of progressive rock are back after a whole decade of rest! Well, back in the sense that they just released a record on June 22 (coming to EU and NA early to mid July). But are they back in the sense that what made them so highly worshipped is once again alive in their music? Not exactly…
Dedicated to Chaos is the upcoming release by the iconic progressive metal Queensrÿche. This is to be done through Roadrunner Records on June 28. Sad to say, the apple has fallen quite a ways from the tree; it’s not even metal! But that is not the issue here. Perhaps, I should reword my earlier statement… it’s not even good!
Ghost is to be released alongside Deconstruction on June 20, thus completing The Devin Townsend Project. This is indeed quite a juxtaposition with its sister album, which was a heavy, unorthodox metal album. This is more laid back and easier on the ears, yet still retains the Devin Townsend sound. Though I much preferred the coincidental release, Ghost is surely a fine album in and of itself.
On May 24, the worldwide popular Journey released their latest album. It is the second album to feature vocalist Arnel Pineda and is entitled Eclipse. The band had a huge dip in their career in the 90’s and early 00’s, and without their former vocal talent Steve Perry, I honestly did not expect too much out of this release. However, I was most definitely wrong in doing so.