Scouts’ Honor

In trying to keep with a pseudo-promise we made at the beginning of the year, this show has Brian’s Bandcamp pick for the month.  Next week, you’ll have Nick’s.  To spice things up further, we have a special guest this week!  Our good friend and ‘troop leader’ from the Horror Scouts podcast, Mike, brings his thorough reviewing prowess to the show.

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Reviews:
Within the Ruins – Halfway Human  (eOne)
Black Map In Droves  (eOne)
Frontierer Orange Mathematics

First Impressions:
Scale the Summit – “Royal Orphan” from In a World of Fear out May 19th

Spring is In the Air?

It is a little early for that, but Mother Nature is showing signs of it sometimes.  And one of our bands this week made an album for those 70 degree sunny days.  Like with Mama Nature, we didn’t ask for it, but got it anyway.

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Reviews:
Benighted – Necrobreed (Season of Mist)
Disperse Foreword  (Season of Mist)
Reaping Asmodeia Impuritize  (Prosthetic)

First Impressions:
John Frum – “Presage of Emptiness” from A Stirring in the Noose out May 12th from Relapse

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So Fresh and So…or Maybe Not So Much

The title isn’t suggesting there is a bunch of garbage awaiting you in this episode.  It’s just noting that some of the content, even while good, is not as good as it could be.  It also references one host’s Bandcamp pick for the week.  Listen through and you’ll get it.  Trust me.

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Reviews:
Mutiny WithinOrigins
Carnal Decay You Owe You Pay (Rising Nemesis)
Sunvoid Through the Dazzling Illusion

First Impressions:
He Is Legend – “Sand” from Few out April 28th from Spinefarm

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Shreddin’ Slopes and Guitars

Sorry this one is up so late.  Your hosts went skiing over the long weekend*, so we were incidentally slacking on our podcast duties.  But, hey, it is here, we still haven’t missed a week since the start, and there are three albums for you to check out with us, so all is well.

*President’s Day weekend in the US

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Reviews:
Overkill The Grinding Wheel (Nuclear Blast)
Mors Principium Est – Embers of a Dying World (AFM)
Sunless Rise – Unrevealed

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