PROPHET OF DOOM
Fans of the classic PC game Doom were pissed (and rightfully so) when id Software announced that the latest installation to the FPS franchise, Doom Eternal, would be delayed until March 2020. Whatever the reasoning, the wait has been worth it. Doom Eternal took the already amazing gameplay from its 2016 reboot and managed to improve it even more. More demonic hell beasts, more shotguns, more heavy metal and, even better, more story. The lore behind the Doomslayer has been consistently inconsistent for years (remember that Dwayne Johnson movie adaptation?). But, finally, fans are getting a real plot to sink their chainsaws into and it rocks. (QUINN WELSCH)
THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST
Some noteworthy new music hits online and in stores March 27. To wit:
BRIAN FALLON, Local Honey. The former Gaslight Anthem frontman's third solo album lands in the pleasing folk-rock realm of Jason Isbell.
LILLY HIATT, Walking Proof. John Hiatt's daughter is a songwriting badass just like her old man.
MARGARET GLASPY, Devotion. Her 2016 album Emotions and Math was amazing. High hopes for this one.
WAXAHATCHEE, Saint Cloud. Katie Crutchfield is a treasure, go find "Fire" on YouTube for a taste of her new one.
PEARL JAM, Gigaton. Some little band from Seattle, you've probably heard of 'em. First single "Dance of the Clairvoyants" has a serious Talking Heads vibe. (DAN NAILEN)