All of this week’s bands are seem pretty comfortable in their own skin. We found, however, a couple need to shed their skin and grow, one is growing just fine, another is in a possible confused puberty stage, while yet another may be regressing in a way that is making us uncomfortable. To further this forced theme of comfort, make sure you listen to Nick’s live review for some, um, interesting moments at Trap Them’s last show.
Toothgrinder – Phantom Amore (Spinefarm)
Axis – Shift (Good Fight)
Cloak – To Venomous Depths (Season of Mist)
Glasslands – Pariah
Machine Head – “Beyond the Pale” from Catharsis out January 26, 2018 through Nuclear Blast
Slow Death, Call of the Void, Trap Them (final show) on November 12, 2017 at Sonia in Cambridge, MA
Update: After recording this episode, we saw the Metal Sucks post sharing the new Machine Head track, and though they were generally more positive about the song, they also offered these words of hope, “That said, we’ve been lucky enough to hear Catharsis in full, and “Beyond the Pale” is one of its more straight-forward tracks… you’re in for a treat!”