Come Together 

Amongst this week’s bands we have talented show offs, a “supergroup,” and a band that probably needs a mouthguard. Also, Nick fought through the elements, construction sites, and a car fire to get to Brian’s house to record this show.  Well, not specifically to do that, but it happened.

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Reviews:
Animals as Leaders The Madness of Many (Sumerian)
Serpentine Dominion Serpentine Dominion (Metal Blade)
Teethgrinder – Nihilism (Lifeforce)

First Impressions:
Disperse – “Stay” taken from Foreward out February 17, 2017 from Season of Mist

 

Sleep is for the Weak

If you feel like Brian sounds “tired as fuck” in the episode, you’re not alone…Nick already pointed that out.  You are not wrong either…I was shot.  I still made it through this jam-packed and kinda long episode, giving you 100% of the 50-60% capacity I was at because the show must go on….

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Reviews:
Metallica Hardwired…to Self Destruct (Blackened)
Ion Dissonance Cast the First Stone (Good Fight)
Protest the Hero – Pacific Myth (Razor & Tie)

First Impressions:
Black Map – “Run Rabbit Run” taken from In Droves out March 10, 2017 from eOne
Within the Ruins – “Death of the Rock Star taken from Halfway Human our March 3, 2017 from eOne

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We’re  Missing a Few Lucky Charms 

Good luck getting horseshoes or balloons in here… Anyway, we have a jam packed show this week.  Why? On top of our (new) usual, we sprinkled a like live review for a little extra flavor.  Don’t like it? You can scrape it off and stick with what you’re used to.

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Reviews:
Starkill Shadow Sleep (Prosthetic)
Hierophant Mass Grave (Season of Mist)
Moon Tooth – Chromaparagon

First Impression:
Benighted – “Versipellis” taken from Necrobreed out February 17, 2017 from Season of Mist

Live Review:
“The Fury Tour” featuring Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar, and Darkness Divide at Gramercy Theater on November 13, 2016

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Back for More

Fun fact – all three of these bands have only been reviewed once before on this here show.  Weird right?  They (and we) have been going so long, you’d think it would have worked out differently.  They are here now, though, and I guess that is all that matters, right?

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Reviews:
Dark Tranquillity Atoma (Century Media)
Testament The Brotherhood of the Snake (Nuclear Blast)
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis (Relapse)

First Impression:
Hollow Earth – “The Harbinger of Existence” taken from Dead Planet out December 12, 2016 from Good Fight Music

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Diversity within Diversity

One of these things is a lot less like the others, but those other have a lot going on within themselves, so it all kinda works out in the end.  Didn’t follow that? Then just get listening and it will make sense by the end of the show.

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Reviews:
Car Bomb Meta
Goes Cube Shadows Swallowed the Flood (Old Flame)
Destrage A Means to No End (Metal Blade)

First Impression:
Code Orange – “Forever” taken from Forever out January 13, 2017 from Roadrunner

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