I’ve been pondering Muse’s new single, Kill Or Be Killed. It is a return to form, a form I haven’t seen for ages. Alter Bridge’s new single likewise sounds like something off of Blackbird, or at least has the same energy. I’ve been noticing this year that bands have been taking notes on what people like to hear, and afterwards capitalizing on it. Even Lacuna Coil seem to be giving the fans what they want, and not more uninspired trash. Every genre I’ve been listening to this year – whether emo, death metal, black metal, power metal, etc – have shown marked improvements to the genre as a whole. I mean the material has been entirely solid, tight like a bowtie. I guess I’m saying it’s been a great year. Cheers to many more albums!