Returning Icons

See what I did there?  Ok, cool.  Moving on…well, actually, I don’t really have anything to add here this week. There is definitely plenty to talk about though, so listen to the show and start a conversation with us in the comments.


Despised Icon Beast (Century Media)
Equilibrium Armageddon (Nuclear Blast)
Dead Ranch Antler Royale (No List)

First Impression:
Metallica – “Hardwired” from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct out November 18th through Blackened Recordings

Jump Around

No, not the song (though – fun fact – both your hosts love that song).  I am referring to the style hopping we do this week.  I know that is more-or-less standard around these parts, but we make some pretty big leaps this week.  Hopefully you’ll like where we land, and if you do not, let us know in the comments!


Witherscape The Northern Sanctuary (Century Media)
Beaten to Death Unplugged (Mas-Kina)
Dust Moth Scale (Mylene Sheath)

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Can’t Please Everybody

This has all been said before, but while bands obviously try to please their fans with each release, they – generally speaking – need to switch things up little bit to please themselves too.  However, sometimes changes are rather great or in a direction that will lose some fans, but maybe gain others.  Why am I reiterating this?  Listen to the episode and you will know!


Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty (Sumerian)
Revocation Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
Black Crown Initiate Selves We Cannot Forgive (eOne)

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A Lesson in SEO

Let’s face it, the bands in this week’s episode aren’t the first ones to have common words as names. One would think that bands would wants more unique names nowadays since they are frequently sought out on the internet. Sure, the world could just be running out of names, but names like Soilwork, Abominable Putritidy, and even Torche are easier to find on the first search than, say, this week’s bands, Origin, or Trails.


Castle Welcome to the Graveyard (Ván)
Vanna All Hell (Pure Noise)
Family Future History (Prosthetic)

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