Nothing Wrong with Tradition

If you are to look into it, you can find the original, archetypal style for all sub-genres of Rock and Metal (or any other genre, really).  Those foundations are built upon to create new sounds, styles, and ultimately new sub-genres, but there will always be bands playing that original sound.  this week, we discuss a few of those bands.

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Reviews:
Royal Thunder – Wick (Spinefarm)
Craven Idol The Shackles of Mammon (Dark Descent)
Satan’s Hallow Satan’s Hallow

First Impressions:
River Black – “Low” from River Black out July 7th from Season of Mist

From the Other Side

This week’s episode is structured very much the same way as usual, and we are checking out all repeat offenders.  However, we do spice things up a bit with a special guest reviewer! (No, not Mike.) I’m not going to tell you who it is right here, so start listening and find out.

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Reviews:
Pallbearer – Heartless (Profound Lore)
Warbringer Woe to the Vanquished (Napalm)
Saille Gnosis (Code666)

First Impressions:
Tombs – “Cold” from The Grand Annihilation out June 16th from Metal Blade

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Eight Bands, One Episode

It has been a while, but your hosts saw the same tour!  Sure, we didn’t go together, but it still allows us to do a live review!  We do that in addition to three album reviews and a First Impression, so you best get started.

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Reviews:
Mastodon – Emperor of Sound (Reprise)
Without Waves Lunar (Prosthetic)
Woe Hope Attrition (Vendetta)

First Impressions:
Mutoid Man– “Melt Your Mind” from War Moans out June 2nd from Sargent House

Live Review:
The Sonic Unrest Tour II  featuring Infinity ShredNorma JeanThe Contortionist, and Periphery

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Speaking of Being Belated…

…here is your over-stuff episode!  This might have gone up late, but we have a full extra album review and Horror Scouts Troop Leader Mike returns for part of the episode!  So it all balances out.

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Reviews:
Fit For an Autopsy – The Great Collapse (eOne)
Havok Conformicide (Century Media)
Replacire Do Not Deviate (Season of Mist)
Fen – Winter (Code666)

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Happy Belated

Nick finished another trip around the sun on the day this show should have gone up.  So, when you are leaving comments (as you should be doing) be sure to wish the son of a bitch the best in his next year of life.

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Reviews:
Darkest Hour – Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora (Southern Lord)
Evocation The Shadow Archetype  (Metal Blade)
Mycelia Dawn

First Impressions:
Incendiary – “The Product is You” from Thousand Mile Stare out May 5th from Closed Casket Activities

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