Many great albums were released in 2019, and while I’m not a big list maker, I thought I’d share a few of them here. Some bands have been with us for decades like Slipknot and Korn and others were new to me. Bands like Papa Roach, Sleeping with Sirens, Volbeat, and Bring Me The Horizon took big risks on a new sound that paid off well. We lost Vinnie Paul from Hellyeah, but the band gave him a beautiful sendoff with Welcome Home. Motionless in White and New Year’s Day put out powerful albums that cemented their status in the rock community as artists that have fought long and hard to be there. Baroness returned from a harrowing tragedy to put out a strong album. I Prevail had a fairytale beginning with a cover of Taylor Swift and this year they’ve been nominated for a Grammy! And lastly, The Hu, Fever333 and Bad Wolves were all new bands to me that I am glad I took a chance on. I hope you will too.
Bring Me The Horizon – Amo
Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?
Hellyeah – Welcome Home
Motionless in White – Disguise
New Year’s Day – Unbreakable
Volbeat – Rewind, Replay, Rebound
Korn – The Nothing
The Hu – Gereg
Baroness – Gold and Grey
Bad Wolves – N.A.T.I.O.N.
Fever333 – Strength in Numb333rs
Sleeping With Sirens – How It Feels To Be Lost
I Prevail – Trauma
There’s a wide variety on this list, a little something for everyone, so as we prepare for a new year of music, give some of these a listen.
What are you looking forward to in 2020? Leave a comment and let me know what music I should be looking out for in 2020. And with that, Stay Tuned for more of Merrill’s Musical Musings…