So Much Awesome

This week’s albums all come from favortie’s of the show, even though we have a mixed history with one of them.  Happily, I can report that we are not all dissapointed with this releases!  The First Impression, however, is another story…


The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation (Party Smasher Inc.)
Red Fang Only Ghosts (Relapse)
Anciients Voice from the Void (Season of Mist)

First Impression:
Starkill – “Through the Darkness” taken from Shadow Sleep out November 4th from Prosthetic Records

I Hope You Didn’t Like Your Skull Too Much…

…because Meshuggah is going to f**king crush it, then the rest of this week’s line-up is just going to stomp the remains and/or dance in the ash and dust.  Yeah, we have some heavy and just good tunes this week.


Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason (Nuclear Blast)
Gatecreeper Sonaran Depravation (Relapse)
Take Over and Destroy Take Over and Destroy (Prosthetic)

First Impression:
Ion Dissonance – “Perpetually Doomed: The Sisyphean Task” taken from Cast the First Stone out November 18th from Good Fight

Got a Better Closer…but at What Cost?

The last couple weeks saw some stellar albums reviewed alongside some epic failures that closed out the shows.  This week’s closer is not a pile of manure, but the other albums aren’t as stellar either. So is this balance better? Let us know what you think about this week’s albums!


Epica The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
Auras Heliospectrum (eOne)
Crator The Ones Who Create : The Ones Who Destroy

First Impression:
Animals as Leaders – “The Brain Dance” taken from The Madness of Many out November 11th from Sumerian Records

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We Need to Start Having Better Closers

This is the third week in row that the closing review on this show is for an album (it turns out) we are now very fond of. This week, however, we have a hell of an opener, and no, it is not just because it is ETID.  Listen to the show and you’ll figure it out pretty quickly.


Every Time I Die Low Teens (Epitaph)
Allegaeon Proponent for Sentience (Metal Blade)
The Agonist Five (Napalm)

First Impression:
Dark Tranquillity – “The Pitiless” taken from Atoma out November 4th from Century Media

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Straying From the Path

One of the albums this week is titled Wanderer, but (spoiler alert) that one does not go in an unexpected direction.  The other music covered this week, however, does.  Is that a bad thing?  Is it a welcome change?  There’s one way to find out…

Also, this episode officially marks FIVE YEARS of this here podcast.  We’d like to thank all of our listeners, whether you listen regularly or just when you see an album that intrigues you. We really appreciate you all!


Heaven Shall Burn Wanderer (Century Media)
Barishi Blood from the Lion’s Mouth (Season of Mist)
Inanimate Existence Calling from a Dream (Unique Leader)

First Impression:
Amaranthe – “That Song” taken from Maximalism out October 21th from Spinefarm

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