Well I have had a couple of listens through Arch Enemy's War Eternal, I must say this release may end up in my top 5 overall at the end of the year for myself. It has a nice balance of the prog death metal sound they are known for the new singer can growl and scream with the best of any of them out there today. The band even does a really good cover of the Mike Oldfield single Shadow On The Wall. I would be pleased to give this a 4 or 4 and half stars for this effort even with the changes in lineup. For those who like European Epic and prog metal with death elements blended in this is a very good release.
I thought I would post about this seeing as I am a Soundgarden listener and fan. A few days ago dropped on the Soundgarden artist page a Deluxe and Super Deluxe version of the album Superunknown for 2014. They are rather fantastic versions both have the standard 15 tracks of the original release plus a bonus track of She Likes Surprises only released in Japan and European markets that is for the first Disk for a total of 16 tracks. Second Disc contains demos, rarities, acoustic versions, and rehearsal song episodes for 16 tracks making the two disc set 32 tracks total. Super Delux version contains the first 16 tracks of the first disc of the deluxe version, second disc contains alternate mixes, live songs from the world tour, demos, acoustic versions, and rarities for 16 track total. Third disc contains 9 more demoed versions of songs, and disc 4 is 14 tracks of rehearsal versions of the songs from the recording sessions for a grand total of 55 tracks.
Adding to new releases of 2014 here is another one I took a couple of listens through.
HELLYEAH - Blood For Blood:
@Jack I have just gotten to Floor now and put together a playlist of their stuff available, so far I like I should get to the new release in my playlist sometime today or tomorrow. Their self titled release so far reminds me some of the fuzz alternative rock/metal band Quicksand.
@Jack Anyway I got through to the recent release of Floor I like it. The release of Oblation has some interesting twists to the stuff they had done before. I even liked the redone version of their own song of Diamond Daves Are Forever.