10 Albums To Look Forward To In 2016
Metallica aren't the only band in the big 4 of thrash metal who will be releasing a new album in 2016; Megadeth's Dystopia will be released on the 22nd of January, and looks like it's going to be a pretty sweet album. It's their first album to made with Chris Adler on the drums, who is also the drummer for Lamb Of God, who were featured in my article about the best albums of 2015. Two singles have been released from Dystopia, and it's sounding like things are going pretty well. Both songs are a relentless attack of heavy yet catchy riffs, mixed with the shredding of Dave Mustaine and new guitarist Kiko Loureiro, and give us a good idea of how this album will sound. That is, brilliant.
The Female-fronted pop-punks from down under have a new album out on the 4th of March, which is all set to be some of their best work yet. Like the other pop-punk band included on this list, Simple Plan, it looks like Tonight Alive will be more experimental with this year's album, and will expand their sound from traditional pop-punk, with singer Jenna McDougal saying "Limitless is a record that is just as much about redefining boundaries...We tore away every formula, structure and safety net we knew." Their two singles released so far, again like Simple Plan, have seen them adopt a much poppier sound than before. This move could be unpopular with some fans, but this should be a great album even so.
The now Tom Delonge-less Blink (with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio in his place) have nothing confirmed yet, but bassist and singer Mark has hinted on his instagram that a new album is on the way, and fingers crossed it will be out this year. Long-time member Tom's split with the pop-punk veterans has left some people worried about this album though - of course Matt is a great replacement, but some fans think it just might not be Blink without Tom. But I'm sure this album will be a great one, because if you listen to Matt in Alkaline Trio you can see he's definitely able to fill Tom's shoes.