Episode 140: Getting Our Act Together

We have been telling you about all these new songs we should be doing First Impressions of for weeks, but we had been otherwise preoccupied with, well, life to get to them.  So, this week we finally get our shit together and cover some!  Turns out there were enough new songs since the last show to do six this segment. Well, there were more but we only get to six of them because of the four albums we review this week.  However we do get to play half of those First Impressions for you as well as something from each album we review, so that should keep you freaks busy for a while.


Reviews: Bury Tomorrow Runes (Nuclear Blast); Enabler – La Fin Absolue Du Monde (The Compound/Creator Destructor); Sabaton – Heroes (Nuclear Blast); Trap Them – Blissfucker (Prosthetic)

First Impressions:
Septicflesh – “Prototype” from Titan out June 28 thru Prosthetic
Origin – “All Things Dead” from Omnipresent out July 8 thru Nuclear Blast
Threat Signal – “Nostalgia” pre-production demo from forthcoming album
Goatwhore – “FBS” from Constricting Rage of the Merciless out July 8 thru Metal Blade
Fallujah – “Sapphire” from The Flesh Prevails out July 22 thru Unique Leader
Entombed A.D. – “Bedlam Attack” from Back to the Front out August 5 thru Century Media

Sabaton – Heroes

Bury Tomorrow – Runes

Trap Them – Blissfucker

Enabler – La Fin Absolue Du Monde


  1. How did you know that I’d comment on the Sabaton album? Did you also know that I’d call someone out for changing their rating of it AFTER the song plays? I’m sticking with your first statement on the album, which was a 4. What happened, did you realize that you guys never give two point differences between your reviews so you had to change your 4 to a 3 so that it could be within one point of Nick’s 2? I can’t even think of the last album that you guys had a 2 point difference on. Inquisition?

    As for Sabaton, it’s highly probable that they hit the high point of their career with their last album Carolus Rex. They took more of a single theme/concept with Carolus Rex and pulled off a great album more than just a collection of songs. In fact, I think Carolus Rex is one of the best power metal albums OF ALL TIME! A part of that debate would be about just what one would consider power metal (is Iced Earth power metal? How about Nightwish?), but I’ll put Carolus Rex right up there with the best of Blind Guardian, Helloween, or any other power metal band.

    But with Heroes, Sabaton returned to just making a collection of songs. With the exception of the ballad on the album, the rest of the songs are all fairly similar. The songs on Heroes are decent but the sum of the songs on the album doesn’t compare to Carolus Rex.

    1. Correction: the last album to have over a two point spread was Skinfather back in Episode 134. I gave it a 1, Brian gave it a 4. Before that was Pet The Preacher two episodes earlier. ….it does happen….it’s just rare apparently.

      In Brian’s defense (I guess?) as soon as we cut to go to the song he asked me if he accidentally gave that a 4 and said he needed to correct it when we came back. I gave him a super pro setup to change his answer like I didn’t know he was going to. Ha! #insidebaseball

    2. In my defense…I did a human thing and misspoke. I mean, nothing I said in my review sounded like giving it a 4, did it? I pretty much said what you just summarized!

      I can’t help it if I broke Nick and now our tastes are even more similar. This is why we liked having Kyle on, as much as a pain in the ass as he may have been.. As I said to Nick recently, he was the sum of our missing parts. lol.

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