Bad Wolves -- Disobey

Bad WolvesDisobey

★★☆☆ I’m always prepared for a metal supergroup to sound more or less like an amalgam of its constituent parts. What I wasn’t ready for is the idea of a supergroup sound like a blend of a bunch of other bands not at all related to its members. And yet what you get with Bad Wolves is an awkward fusion of Sepultura, The Acacia Strain, Vildhjarta, Tremonti, and Linkin Park.

DevilDriver - Winter Kills

DevilDriverWinter Kills

★★☆☆ Pretty powerful effort from DevilDriver. Sadly, the second half is more memorable and successful than the first… meaning, you’ve gotta wade through some lackluster filler to get to the goods. Also, that AWOLNATION cover does a decent enough job; it blows almost as hard as the original.