Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

When they released Dark Matter Dimensions in 2009 I was underwhelmed. But, being a fan of the band and really wanting to like the new line-up, I persevered. I'm glad I did because Dark Matter Dimensions really started to grow on me. It's no Holographic Universe, but it's good. So now they've settled into the new line-up, what's the latest offering like?
Release Date: 
14 Apr 2011 - 11:30pm

I've been a fan of Scar Symmetry for a while. Their first albums didn't totally grab me, but then they released Holographic Universe in 2008 and I was hooked.

Darkthrone - Circle the Wagons (Peaceville/Stomp)

Norwegian black metal pioneers are back! Or should I say Black/Punk pioneers? Maybe Blue Collar Metal pioneers? The fact is that Darkthrone are once again delivering the finest metal that only a band with more than 20 years of existence could offer!

Circle the Wagons is topping the string of releases which people out there are calling black punk.