Music fans look forward to Tuesdays because it’s synonymous with the new releases that come out. There have already been some fantastic rock albums that have been released in 2012 but Today, Tuesday, April 10th is by far the best day for new rock music this year. It’s probably going to be in the running for best Tuesday of the year by the end of 2012. April 10, 2012 saw new releases from Halestorm, Demon Hunter, Taproot and Emmure.

Now I am going to break it down, album by album, and tell you exactly why this Tuesday quite possibly be the biggest day in rock music for 2012.


Halestorm: The Strange Case of …

In this album you get to hear both side of lead singer Lzzy Hale. ‘The Strange Case of …’ showcases the aggression and raw power that Hale possesses but at the same time you get her soft, sweet and innocent side which is what made everyone fall in love with her at their beginning. If you weren’t a Halestorm fan before, this album will be your eye opener. The first single, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ is an instant classic and sticks with you like a welcome ear wig.

Demon Hunter: True Defiance

This is the sixth studio album from Demon Hunter and their first with new guitarist Jeremiah Scott. ‘True Defiance’ also marks a very aggressive sound to Demon Hunter, which is a very welcomed sound. Listeners also get a very strong ballad in “Dead Flowers.” This is the album that will break Demon Hunter into mainstream rock radio and transforms them into a household band.

Taproot: The Episodes

‘The Episodes’ was six years in the making and well worth the wait. From start to finish, Taproot delivers their most complete album to date. Lead singer Stephen Richards has never sounded better vocally. Their first single, ‘No Surrender’ proves that point. It’s hard to imagine a world without the music of Taproot, thankfully we don’t have to.

Emmure: Slave to the Game

Emmure is often imitated by many metal bands today, but never replicated. Their sound can only be described as one thing…”Emmure.” ‘Slave to the Game’ is an album that you put on when you’re having a bad day and your sins and wrong doings all wash away. This is by far the best album Emmure has delivered and I’m already chomping at the bit to get more from them. Their first single, “Protoman,” is a track that can best summarize everything they stand for musically. It’s a slap in the face, kick in the teeth and shot to the family jewels, but in a good way.

Buy the Singles From the Tuesday Releases