While there’s no indication the band plans to put their touring plans on hold with their new lineup, the tragic loss of Volumes co-founding guitarist and production extraodinare Diego Farias is certainly a big one. The Latin Grammy-award winning producer – who notably worked with the legendary Juan Gabriel – leaves a void in the music scene, to be sure. The band has understandably been silent about the situation until now, and they’ve released a statement concerning Farias’ passing.
We’ll get straight to the point – 2017 has been another great year for music, across almost every spectrum. From rock to rap, metalcore to nu-metal revival, and some massive comebacks and reinventions – almost anyone should be able to find a few dozen albums that really pique their interest.
This also makes even choosing 100 albums that much harder. Some notable solid efforts we had to leave out included Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Creeper, and even Florida post-metal band Set and Setting, who are phenomenally talented. But I digress. Without further ado, here’s our list of the top 100 albums of 2017.
Armed with a new vocalist in ex-Bury Your Dead frontman Myke Terry, progressive metal band Volumes were certainly at a crossroads for album #3. But by all accounts, they’ve certainly succeeded with the new album, Different Animals. Ultimately, it’s the album that’ll see the band cross over to the mainstream – it’s the fact that the new album is so varied that it works in their favor.
Online, open-world games are all the rage right now. Hell, they have been for a while, but Tom Clancy’s The Division is one of the more successful ventures yet. In fact, it broke a litany of records concerning highest first-week sales, proving that anything Tom Clancy-related makes for intriguing video game material.
Even better is the news that Volumes vocalist Myke Terry is in the game – at least thanks to this user-generated video that surfaced on Twitter. Seriously, this 10 second clip is just gold, it even has “Feels Good” playing in the background. Volumes is set to release their new album, Different Animals, in June – so you’ll want to stay tuned for upcoming music from the band.