But, Ambassador, with these Ferrero Rocker, you’re really spoiling us…
**Ensiferum – One Man Army **These Finnish folk metallers never disappoint. One Man Army is the title track from their sixth studio album and ticks all the correct boxes for fans of the genre: gargled vocals, sweeping orchestration, cast iron riffage and a double kick which sounds like a machine gun. Splendid.
Twin Atlantic – Oceans Taken from their album, Great Divide, the Glasgow quartet leave their distortion pedals alone for five minutes to deliver an affecting ballad of longing and love. When they kick off their biggest shows in May, expect the light of thousands of mobile phones to resemble the milky way.
Kix – Wheels In Motion Last year, Maryland’s Kix released Rock Your Face Off, their first album in almost 20 years. Wheels In Motion captures the very essence of what made them irresistible in the 80s, albeit with better production values.
Papa Roach – Never Have To Say Goodbye After the frantic Warriors – which featured rapper Royce Da 5’9 – comes this soaring anthem; a perfect storm of 80s radio rock and inventive electronica flourishes. Look out for their album F.E.A.R., due out at the end of the month.
**Electric Century – Let You Get Away **Featuring former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way and Sleep Stations’ David Debiak, Electric Century follow-up their debut single, I Lied with a synth-led song that would not be out of place on the Drive film soundtrack. Now we can’t stop thinking about that horrible scene in the lift. Thanks for that.