Abrasive (əˈbrāsiv)

Big hooks and pleasant melodies are all well and good, but sometimes you just want the aural equivalent of sandpaper.  You need something visceral, pissed off, scathing…you need something like three quarters of this week’s reviews.

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Reviews:
Converge – The Dusk in Us (Deathwish/Epitaph)
God Mother – Vilselded (Party Smasher)
Complete Failure – Crossburner (Season of Mist)
Embrace the Dawn – The Effigist

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Repeat Offenders

As much as we love finding new artists, we also love following ones we’ve found already. Well, this week is chock full of those bands, all but one of which we have reviewed multiple times before.  We haven’t loved all the previous output either, so get listening to see if we think these are the latest and greatest.

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Reviews:
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (Season of Mist)
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)
Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate (Century Media)

First Impression:
Old Wounds – “Only Your Enemies Leave Roses” new single

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

We have talked about the evolution of a band’s sound or sudden shifts in style many times before on this here show.  Well guess what?  Those discussions happen again this week, based on varied examples.  You have been warned.

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Reviews:
Exhumed – Death Revenge (Relapse)
Enslaved – E (Nuclear Blast)
Veil of Maya – False Idol (Sumerian)
In Search of Sun – Virgin Mother Funk (Spinefarm)

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It’s Coming Back Around Again

We have a little back of a throwback going on this week.  After staring in the mid-2000’s and dropping three albums, two of these bands have been absent for 6-7 years.  Another artist here got their start around the same time, but they never left, riding the waves of the changing scene and industry. Then we have The Ongoing Concept.

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Reviews:
August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem (Fearless)
The Ongoing Concept – Places (Solid State)
Through the Eyes of the Dead – Disomus (eOne)
Threat Signal – Disconnect (Agonia)

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Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One…

A podcast reviews a few albums, and none of the metallic styles of the albums are similar, but there is one that is way different than the others.  When they reviewed, the number ratings are pretty close to each other, if not the same.  There’s also a review of a single that doesn’t get played during the show.  How did you not stop me?  You must be new because this should sound very familiar.

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Reviews:
The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers (Metal Blade)
36 Crazyfists – Lanterns (Spinefarm)
SoundingTrepanation (Dark Trail)

First Impression:
All Pigs Must Die – “Hostage Animal” from Hostage Animal out October 27, 2017 through Southern Lord

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