After having Kyle for a second straight time last week, he went AWOL again and your stuck with Brian taking the wheel and Nick riding shotgun. Your two faithful hosts steer you through a new batch of album reviews and a discussion on trailblazing move Earache Records made this week. Oh, and we also go over the tiny news story you may of missed that involves Tim Lambesis allegedly hiring a hitman to murder his wife. Fucking crazy, right!?
Reviews: Heaven Shall Burn - Veto (Century Media); Negator - Gates to Pantheon (Prosthetic); Starkill - Fires of Life (Century Media); 40 Below Summer – Fire at Zero Gravity (independent)
Well, it must be a winter wonderland in Hell because Kyle has made it back for a second show in a row! He still managed to not full listen to one of the albums, but we’ll let it slide since he actually showed up and also brought a live review of a Clutch show he saw last week. Besides that, though, we have some great new albums we reviewed and music to played. We also take a moment to remember Jeff Hanneman, who as you know (unless you literally live under a rock) passed away this past Thursday morning. SLAYERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Reviews: Amorphis - Circle (Nuclear Blast); Arsis - Unwelcome (Nuclear Blast); Howl - Bloodlines (Relapse); The Ocean – Pelagial (Metal Blade)
In what we feel is a triumphant return to form, the one and only Rock(jock) rejoins his never-absent co-hosts Nick and Brian for an episode filled with raucous laughter, ridiculous discussions, and, of course, new album reviews. There’s some new tunes in there as well as some unsolicited information of Kyle’s preferences for pie and, um, boobs. Yeah…things are back to “normal.”
Reviews: Atrocity - Okkult (Napalm); October Tide - Tunnel of No Light (Pulverized); This Misery Garden - Cornerstone (Season of Mist); Woe – Withdrawal (Candlelight)
Preview: Amon Amarth – “Deceiver of the Gods” (Metal Blade)
What happens when your hosts become a little sleep deprived after going to a couple of shows in the days before recording? Episode 81. While Nick and Brian were running on fumes and a little punchy before turing on the mics, they pull it together as best they can so they can share said show experiences, collectively having seen Parkway Drive, Sevendust, Coal Chamber, and more. They also get through four new releases, and share the new Scale the Summit single.
Reviews: Anciients - Heart of Oak (Season of Mist); Ghost BC – Infestissumam (Universal Republic); Pyrithion - The Burden of Sorrow EP (Metal Blade); Stone Sour – The House of Gold and Bones: Part 2 (Roadrunner)
Preview: Scale the Summit – “Odyssey” (Prosthetic)
After last week’s longest episode ever, Brian and Nick got this one down to a much more manageable length. Maybe it is because
Waldo Kyle is absent again, maybe it’s because there is one less review. The world may never know. Anyway, this week, we again have very stylistically diverse albums ranging from slick Symphonic Metal to blisteringly fast Death Metal. There is also plenty of new music for you to listen to in this show, so you should probably stop reading this and get right to it. Seriously. Stop. I don’t really have anything else to add anyway, so go listen.
Reviews: Enabler - Shift of Redemption (Think Fast); Eyeconoclast – Drones of the Awakening (Prosthetic); Fallujah - Nomadic (Unique Leader); Serenity – War of Ages (Napalm); Vanna - The Few and the Far Between (Razor & Tie)
DO AS WE SAY:
- Last one...#Kvelertak ended the #concert having the crowd play some #drums. #punk #metal #latergram instagram.com/p/ZcBHWBLFPC/ 5 hours ago
- Though I think #Kvelertak's #bassist was happiest playing on the bar. #concert #punk #metal #latergram instagram.com/p/ZcA52qrFOx/ 5 hours ago
- #Kvelertak's #bassist was much happier standing in people instead of the stage. #concert #punk #metal… instagram.com/p/ZcAr4uLFOY/ 5 hours ago
- Lastly, #Kvelertak tore up The Studio. #concert #punk #metal #Norway #latergram instagram.com/p/ZcAo7hrFOW/ 5 hours ago
- Cancer Bats gettin' crazy between #BlackTusk and #Kelertak in #NYC. #concert #punk #hardcore #sludge… instagram.com/p/ZcAJYPrFNx/ 5 hours ago