This week, we inadvertently did a study in evolution (or lack there of) of bands. Two of our bands have been around for quite some time and over the years have had some major internal changes (one of them, very recently) and we look at what it has done to their output by putting it up against their past works. One of them hasn’t been around for nearly as long, hasn’t had the internal changes, but somehow made an evolutionary step that, well…I don’t want to spoil, but we have a discussion about. And the fourth band we review only put out their second album, we haven’t hear the first and they don’t really fit the change thing. But, hey, we didn’t intend to have this sort-of-theme, so deal with it. OH! And we also have a new (Side)Showcase this week! We haven’t had one of those since Episode 114 in December.
Last but not least – Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other fatherly figures out there!
Reviews: Arch Enemy – War Eternal (Century Media); Shear – Katharsis (Lifeforce); Tombs – Savage Gold (Relapse); Vader – Tibi Et Ini (Nuclear Blast)