We came up a little short with albums to review this week (not the same story next week), but had a hell of a lot to talk about! We share our thoughts on Killswitch Engage rejoining with Jesse Leach, the impact Meshuggah has in 2012, and The Human Abstract having enough drama to start their own reality show (“Abstractly Human” is the not-so-clever working title). Also, since we found one that related to the recently-passed non-metal holiday, Valentines’s Day, we see the return of Freak of the Week! Aaaaaaand we reveal the winner of our very first contest! Even if you didn’t enter you should listen for it because Kyle could not have botched up the announcement more if he tried.
Album Reviews: Chimp Spanner – All Roads Lead Here EP; Psycroptic – The Inherited Repression
Single Reviews: The Human Abstract – “Moonlight Sonata“; Meshuggah – “Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion”