Episode 423: Unleash the Archers, Ingested, Cytotoxin 2020 Album Reviews + Crew Nation Donor Pick

Opethian Transitions: Part Deux

Unlike the last episode, this one doesn’t actually have anything to do with Opeth.  However, our transitions of styles from review-to-review are extremely jarring.  Also, I am not in the mood to try to think up a better title.

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Reviews:
Unleash the Archers – Abyss (Napalm)
Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader)
Cytotoxin Nuklearth (Unique Leader)

Crew Nation Donation Feature:
Phish The Story of the Ghost (Elektra)

 


Unleash The Archers – Abyss


Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread


Cytotoxin – Nuklearth

One thought on “Episode 423: Unleash the Archers, Ingested, Cytotoxin 2020 Album Reviews + Crew Nation Donor Pick

  1. Well, I feel like we listened to different albums this week even though I have been listening to both Unleash the Archers and Cytotoxin.

    I think Abyss by Unleash the Archers is actually better than their previous album, Apex. I just think that the number of quality songs is higher on Abyss, whereas Apex had a few unmemorable songs (even though I still really liked Apex). “They’re unsure about what genre they want to play”??? What album did you listen to, Nick? I really didn’t see any parts of this album “going out on a limb”. And which song again was “experimental”? If you think anything on Abyss is experimental then I hope you are going to skip the latest release from Imperial Triumphant (which is garnering big critical acclaim). Maybe I need to listen closer, but to me this is pure US Power Metal (even if they are from Canada), as opposed to the European Power Metal of Dragonforce or Rhapsody.

    I have also been listening to Nuklearth by Cytotoxin. Their last album, Gammageddon, was my number 3 album of 2017. This year’s Nuklearth does not live up to my expectations. You mentioned that Ingested might be one of your most disappointing albums of the year, but for me Nuklearth is that album. Nuklearth is missing the crazy guitar work, and I’m not hearing any type of groove (even though you said there’s more groove), and dare I say it, I really do miss the pig squeals that their previous albums had. I’ll certainly be giving this album more of a chance, but so far it has left me wanting to go back and listen to Gammageddon.

    Is it too obvious to say that Phish is not my “jam”?

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