On one end of the spectrum of sound we have the venerable Coldplay that just dropped their new album "Mylo Xyloto" two days ago. This EP certainly paints the picture, though through untapped genres for the band: pop, R&B and electronica. The club beats and jittery synth suggest as much; the Rihanna cameo cements it. The following is a track-by-track breakdown of the release:
4. Charlie Brown - Third massive anthem in a row and album's best track. Chorus riff will haunt every corner of your mind. Oriental flair recalls "Viva La Vida" album.
And on the complete other end of the spectrum of sound is Five Finger Death Punch. Some haters and concerned fans have been talking about a little bit of success dulling the edge of this hard rock quintet. Well haters gonna hate, gators gonna gate, painters gonna paint, and Five Finger Death Punch will continue to cut through everyone's ear drums with a sound that is sharpened to a surgical grade edge. The newest album release entitled "American Capitalist" is an 11 track rage-fest that is sure to please fans of metal and rock. The rage gives American Capitalist a fierce potency. It offers defiant mosh pit anthems like the title track, "The Pride" and "Back for More"; middle-finger-throwing kiss-offs like "Wicked Ways"; and the nihilistic call to arms "Generation Dead." Five Finger Death Punch even enters power ballad territory on the family-dissing "Remember Everything" and "Coming Down." Those give the album, and the Death Punch gang, a left-right combo that's absolutely lethal.