Top Shelf Tuesday - October 5

October 4, 2010

Tuesday is almost here, and you know what that means--it's time to start thinking about the latest hot releases. Luckily for you, we slam all the fake posers to the ground and give you the world’s best pound for pound.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the new game in the Castlevania series and is kinda a reboot of the entire franchise. Set in Southern Europe during the Middle Ages, Earth's alliance with the Heavens is threatened by a hateful force known as the Lords of Shadow. A dark spell has stopped the souls of the dead from leaving earth and evil creatures inhabit the dying land while constantly attack the living. Our main character, Gabriel Belmont, is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of knights that protect and defend the planet against supernatural creatures. Gabriel must defeat the three factions of the Lords of Shadow in order to obtain the pieces of the God Mask, and bring back his deceased wife. Reviews for Lords of Shadow have been solid and super fans of the series should be in hog heaven. Get it.



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A Nightmare on Elm Street is the 2010 remake of the legendary horror classic from 1984. Directed by Samuel Bayer, the Nightmare reboot stars Jackie Earle Haley as the teen-slashing Freddy Krueger. Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker and Kellan Lutz also star. As usual, the film centers around a group of teenagers being stalked and murdered in their dreams by the Springwood Slasher Freddy Krueger. The DVD and Blu-ray features Freddy Krueger Reborn, a look at the stylish reinvention of a horror classic as well as an alternate opening, alternate ending, and deleted scenes. The film isn’t nearly as great as the original, but if you’re a fan of the franchise, this is a must have.




Down IV: Diary of a Mad Bad is a self release Live CD/DVD by southern sludge metal outfit Down. Released three years after their previous album Down III, Diary of a Mad Band is a double Live CD/ DVD featuring an entire live performance in London and a full-length video documenting the 2006 return of Down from their practice space directly onto their first European tour. This is a breath of fresh air for real rock/metal fans out there and is sure to give hungry Down fans what they’ve been waiting for. Pantera’s Phil Anselmo is actually sounding better then ever and his backing band is seriously on point from start to finish.

Did we miss anything? Leave your recommendations in the comments to give your favorites some love.