WHAT’S UP NATION!
Well, i’m afraid it’s THAT time…..Time to give my least favorite albums that I personally have heard in 2018. Now just like with the last list, I have not heard every Rock/Metal album that came out last year nor is this going to be in any particular order. So let’s get started.
First up (and I know i’m gonna get shot for this) Breaking Benjamin’s-Ember
Before you grab your torches and pitch forks let me explain. I don’t hate this album but, my problem is. It’s rather forgettable. I gave this album several play throughs and it didn’t make much of an impact on me. Which kills me to say because I think something improved since their last record Dark Before Dawn (like the bass and the drums) but it doesn’t hit emotionally like all of BBs other albums.
Next is 68-Two Parts Viper
I know this shouldn’t count because this came out in 2017 but I was introduced to them last year when I saw them at Fort Rock 2018 and their performance was horrible. The singer hardly faced the audience and came he off as disinterested. Plus his playing was rather sloppy. Now I know what you are all thinking “this sounds like a review of their performance. Not the album”. Yes. I know but, whenever I get into a band. The goal is to see them live and if THIS is what I have to look forward to? Then forget it.
Three Days Grace-The Outsider
I don’t hate this album. I just think it’s OK. There are some good songs on it and would recommend it to some but, it just didn’t connect with me that much.
Yeah you knew this was coming. Everything people have said about this album is true. There’s maybe a few good songs on here but this not an Evolution. This is more of a Devolution. It’s more of their same sound with some acoustic ballads and they sucked. I know they were trying to do something similar to their cover of the Sound of Silence but that had such a powerful and emotional punch. This comes off more as….awkward.
Tenacious D-Post Apocalypto
You will only “Get” this album if you saw their youtube series that acts as a counterpart to this record and even if you did check out their web series for this. Otherwise it comes off as very disjointed and there will be some context missing. Plus the songs are rather short. You’ll just be getting into the groove of the song and then it’s over. Plus not all the skits lans.
Well that’s it for now. If you think there’s some album that you think are worse. Feel free to let me know in the comment section. So until next time Nation. STAY LOUD!