Episode 219: Pronostic, Intronaut, Cryptopsy, Yautja 2015 Album & EP Reviews

Don’t Make Your Year End Lists Quite Yet

Well,  if you listened to these already, the go ahead.  If you have not hear these releases, we suggest you listen to this episode before you make your top picks for 2015. Spoiler alert: At least one of these is changing out lists.


Pronostic An Atomic Decision
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things (Century Media)
Cryptopsy The Book of Suffering: Tome 1
YautjaSongs of Lament (Forcefield)

Intronaut – The Direction Of Last Things

Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering: Tome 1

Yautja – Songs of Lament

Pronostic – An Atomic Decision/b>

One comment

  1. Metal Archives lists Pronostic as Technical/Melodic Death Metal. They list Allegaeon as the same sub-genre. As you know, that type of stuff is right up my alley. After listening to Pronostic’s EP two or three years ago, it seemed obvious that if they made a full length album of more of the same type of stuff then that release would be very good. They deliver on those expectations on An Atomic Decision.

    One minor note about Pronostic is that I’m not seeing the comparison to Black Dahlia Murder. Neither does Metal Archives. On the “similar artists” tab for the Pronostic page on Metal Archives, they list Beyond Creation, Arsis, Son of Aurelius, and three other US bands that I’ve never heard of. One of which, called Vale of Pnath, I just checked out and they do sound similar to Pronostic, which is certainly a good thing.

    I think you touched on this but it does seem like Pronostic gets little to no coverage in the metal news/blogs. I’m assuming it’s just because they aren’t on a label. I know you suggested that Prosthetic should sign these guys, but I also wonder why Season of Mist or Unique Leader aren’t sending Pronostic a contract right now.

    I know a few weeks ago I said that I didn’t foresee any albums being released for the remainder of the year that might crack my year end list, but Pronostic does have a very good shot. Does Intronaut have a chance? Probably not, but not because I don’t think it will be any good, but simply because it’s too late in the year and I haven’t even listened to it yet. A calendar year is an arbitrary length of time anyway, so who says my 2016 list can’t include things I listened to from December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016? Take Baroness as an example. Purple is scheduled to be released on December 18. Unless you guys get a promo copy or unless it is streaming early, I’m doubting you’ll have enough time to listen to Purple by Baroness before you release your 2015 lists. Let’s assume for arguments sake that Purple is one of the top 25 albums you’ve listened to in the past 12 months (which it certainly has the potential to be). Would you put it in your 2016 list? I’m declaring for myself that if Purple is a great album, it will be on my 2016 list.

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