Guess who made it back from last week? Nick and Brian! Oh, and Kyle too. At full strength for two weeks in a row, we are bringing a jam-packed episode, including: 1 live review (complete with Brian fumbling over himself out of the gate), 2 brief appearances from future guest host Ryan Keough, 3 hosts, 4 album reviews, 5 first impressions, and 6 songs for your listening pleasure.
Reviews: Born of Osiris – Tomorrow We Die Alive (Sumerian); DevilDriver – Winter Kills (Naplam); Fleshgod Apocalypse – Labyrinth (Nuclear Blast); Watain – The Wild Hunt (Century Media)
Skeletonwitch – “Burned from Bone” (in DB) from Serpents Unleashed out 10/29 via Prosthetic
Nine Inch Nails – “Copy of A” from Hesitation Marks out 9/3 via Universal
Anti-Mortem – “Words of Wisdom” from forthcoming debut via Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Trivium – “Strife” from Vengeance Falls out 10/15 via RoadRunner
Katatonia – “The One You are Looking for is Not Here” from Dethroned and Uncrowned out 9/10 via Kscope
I’m glad we’re all on the same page with Fleshgod. I really wasn’t sure what I was in for, but man, I did not enjoy that! I think I need to do a reset on what I consider a 1. Ever since the aural abomination that was Bereft raped my ear holes, I haven’t felt that anything else deserves that number. ….but we’ve crossed the 100 episode threshold, I think I can free that number up again!
I LOVE that idea for the drinking game! I’m going to go add it now
Everything you said about the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album is true. I had expected something much better than just constant epic bombast. Even though I tend to love epic bombast, it has to have some contrast. A short “prelude” in the middle of the album is not enough contrast in this case. And for as much as I like female vocalists in metal, the shriek from this one is quite grating.
Have I already suggested this for the drinking game? Every time Brian trashes an album but still gives it a 3.