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It’s been a few weeks since we have had an episode where neither host gave a rating below 3.  Well, good news freaks!  We are breaking that streak with week with only average ratings and above.  Are you as pleased with these albums as we are?  Use that comment section to share!

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Reviews:
The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave (Nuclear Blast)
Aetheric Serpents Beneath the Shrine
Aether Realm Tarot

First Impression:
Exhumed – “Defenders of the Grave” from Death Revenge out October 13, 2017 through Relapse Records (link also discusses the album concept)

Vocally Challenged

While this week’s show is a “standard” episode, it was probably more challenging for us than last week’s show. If you are asking yourself “Why?” now, then you should know the answer is “listen and find out.”  And, as always, feel free to agree or disagree with our assessments in the comments or over on social media.

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Reviews:
Decrepit Birth – Axis Mundi (Nuclear Blast)
Enfold Darkness Adversary Omnipotent (Artisan Era)
Employed to Serve Warmth of a Dying Sun (Holy Roar)

First Impression:
Wvrm – “Bag of Blades” from Can You Hear the Wind Howl? EP out late August through To Live a Lie Records

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Overcompensating

Five releases, a First Impression, AND a Live Review?  What were we thinking?  Well, to be honest, we were thinking that the three of these are only EPs so we can handle it.  Can you?

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Reviews:
Thicket of Antlers Black Dogs EP
Execration Return to the Void (Metal Blade)
The Bearer Fiction (Blasphemour Records)
Cytotoxin – Gammageddon (Unique Leader)
Knuckle Bones – Inception

First Impression:
Ne Obliviscaris – “Intra Venus” from Urn out October 27, 2017 through Season of Mist

Live Review:
BehemothLamb of God, and Slayer at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on July 27, 2017

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Getting Out of Gear

Last week, we had tons of extra content.  So, to balance things out, we have less stuff than normal this week.  Yup, three albums reviews and that’s it.  No need to worry about chapter skips this week, freaks.  This should be done before you know it.  You’re welcome.

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Reviews:
Decapitated Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
Temple of Void Lords of Death (Shadow Kingdom)
Duskmourn Of Shadows and Flame

Editor’s note: I did not realize “Spark” by The Haunted actually released shortly before recording. I got it confused with the previously released song. So, my bad for for not having a First Impression. – Brian

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Getting Into Gear

Among the album reviews, First Impression, and live review we have for you this week, Nick and I had a little sidebar chat about headphones.  We mention our gear sometimes but, after an experience this week, we felt the need to stress the importance of decent personal listening equipment.  We hope you enjoy the talk (and feel free to participate via comments) but if you really don’t care, I will take this time to remind you that we include chapter skips.

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Reviews:
Byzantine The Cicada Tree (Metal Blade)
Desultory Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)
River Black River Black (Season of Mist)

First Impression:
Arch Enemy – “The World is Yours” from Will to Power out September 8th through Century Media

Live Review:
ChevelleBlack Map, and Dinosaur Pile-Up at Irving Plaza in New York City, NY on July 11, 2017

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