The Joy Formidable, 'Wolf's Law' (January 22nd)
The Welsh trio return after a big 2012 that included opening for the Foo Fighters and breaking through on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn soundtrack. "There are certainly some great guitar moments on the record," says singer Ritzy Bryan, who produced the LP with bassist Rhydian Dafydd. The duo wrote their own string arrangement for the driving album opener, "The Ladder is Ours," and break out earth-shaking, Sabbath-style riffs on "Maw Maw Song." "There are a lot of tracks on the album that explore greed and materialism and desire," adds Bryan.