I've added a few new CDs to the collection recently.
Paradise Lost - Faith Unites Us, Death Divides Us
Paradise Lost describe themselves as the "dark side" of rock. I saw them on the second stage at Sonisphere and they impressed me. This CD reinforces that level of impression. This band blend heavy rock with melody and interesting lyrics to create an extremely listenable sound. If you like Metallica, Megadeth, HIM, Magnum etc. then I think you'll like this. British too!!!
Newton Faulkner - Rebuilt by Humans
The dredlocked acoustic maestro returns with a second effort. It's not bad but not as good as his début. He was injured at Christmas (broke his wrist) and I wonder if that has affected him at all? It's a pleasant enough blend of numbers but the guitar playing certainly doesn't stand out as before.
Iommi - Fused
Recommended to me by a friend from the USA. Glenn Hughes has had a troubled past and some of this is reflected in the lyrics on this album. Tony Iommi sounds much lighter and more mainstream rock than the recent doom laden Heaven and Hell outing. However that all just shows the man's great talent - he can cover more than one base. Given this was less than a fiver it was one of my best finds of recent times.