Posted in metal | music on August 11, 2011

by BBG

Today Is The Day at Highline Ballroom (more by BBG)
Today IS The Day

The most frequently asked question regarding the new Today Is The Day? Is it anything like Supernova? Thankfully no, as Today is The Day has always shifted shape from release to release, and Pain Is A Warning is no exception. In fact, Steve Austin has achieved something even more unfathomable... he has calmed the beast that is Steve Austin.

That's not to say that the new LP Pain Is a Warning (due August 16) is anything less than confrontational and muscular, it's just that the borderline blind anger that dotted Today Is The Day's previous work has now been replaced by smartbombs of precision decimation. Blame it on Kurt Ballou on the boards, the new lineup (Curran Reynolds & Ryan Jones of Wetnurse), the demise of Supernova Records or their new home Blackmarket Activities/Good Fight, but this is Today Is The Day at their most centered and my favorite release since the amazing Temple of The Morning Star.

Stream some new songs by Today Is The Day below, including the slow burner "This Is You" which makes its debut here.

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Today Is The Day - This is You

Today Is The Day - Expectations Exceed Reality

Today Is The Day - Pain Is A Warning

Today Is The Day - The Devil's Blood

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Comments (8)

Psyched for this album! I'm happy to see Curran and Ryan pull the band in new directions and challenge Steve creatively.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2011 11:50 AM

this music player is crap bv

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2011 12:13 PM

"In fact, Steve Austin has achieved something even more unfathomable... he has calmed the beast that is Steve Austin"

Because STONE COLD SAID SO!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2011 12:18 PM

^^ LOL

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2011 12:36 PM

so god damn awesome. hope i don't have to wait until MDF to see them again...

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2011 12:39 PM

O I feel the excitement of when Temple came out.. YEs. The teacher can learn from the Student/Kurt!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2011 5:45 PM

i like the mix of tunes. makes perfect sense to me. the same songs could be scathing screams. temple of the morning star was the same. all ballads filtered by demons. the bad demons

Posted by james delgado | August 12, 2011 3:26 AM

Steve was going too fast with every new album anyways. Not that a lot of songs didnt sound good, they were just starting to blur together into way too similar metal.

I saw Today Is the Day in 1997 during the third album that was self titled in a small venue with about 20 people maybe more and it rattled the whole place. There was no bass player just a Korg? keyboard wave generator. Great show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 3:01 AM

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