I was looking back through the latest issue of Decibel earlier and came across an ad from Nuclear Blast announcing upcoming releases this year. It looks to be a pretty busy year:
Dimmu Borgir: We'll see, I wasn't terribly impressed with their last album.
Soilwork: No, Soilwork hasn't been good in years.
Meshuggah: Probably not. I liked their early material but their later material is not terribly listenable.
Testament: Count me in.
Exodus: The sequel to their last album. I'll be checking this out.
Wintersun: The long awaited follow-up. I have been looking forward to this for a couple years now. The release date has been pushed back multiple times already.
Decrepit Birth: I was very impressed with their last album. I might give this a shot.
Arsis: I will definitely be looking for this.
Annotations of an Autopsy: Pass.
Cathedral: I'll have to hear samples before making up my mind.
Mnemic: Fuck no.
Immolation: Fuck yes.
Unleashed: This band made an absolutely amazing album last time. I am eager to hear this.
Agnostic Front: No.
All Shall Perish: Doesn't do it for me. Not bad though. I might sample it and see.
The Crinn: Never heard of them. Don't know what the name means.
Blind Guardian: Finally a new album from the power metal masters.
So yeah, a very busy year coming up. I already have a long list of albums coming out this year that I am looking forward to.