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In this episode delve into Randy Blythe’s twitter rants, genre classifications, and TWO Freak of the Week competitors.

REVIEWS: Insomnium – One For Sorrow; Redemption – This Mortal Coil; Immolation – Providence; Kvelertak – Kvelertak
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Some New Shit!

We have some brandy new jams this week, ranging from sweet melodies to chaotic grind and…well, not “everything in between” but there’s a little bit of variation.  We also debut this year’s gimmicky feature, which should be fun!

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Reviews:
SoilworkVerkligheten (Nuclear Blast)
Beaten To Death Agronomicon (Mas Kina)
WristmeetrazorMisery Never Forgets (Prosthetic)

Bandcamp Features:
AtkaUntitled Album 1
Bury Me BreathingIn the End We All Get What We Want EP

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Some bands keep getting better as they age.  Some get to an apex, and then start going downhill. Others are just solid bands and don’t change too drastically between releases, for better or worse. Well, this week, though a few of these bands are still rather young, we have examples of all of those situations. It makes for some pleasant surprises, some not-so-pleasant surprises, and a couple of met-expectaitons, which we are perfectly happy with.  Those ambiguous descriptors don’t just apply to the new albums but also the live review and first impression covered in this brandy-new episode.

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Reviews: Agalloch The Serpent & The Sphere (Profound Lore); Dust Bolt – Awake the Riot (Napalm); Structures – Life Through a Window (Sumerian); Vallenfyre – Splinters (Nuclear Blast)

First Impression: Every Time I Die – “Thirst” from From Parts Unknown out July 1st through Epitaph

Live Review: MastodonGojiraKvelertak @ Terminal 5 in New York, NY on May 15, 2014

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…can you finish the movie quote we jacked as an episode title?

There is some relevance to that, too. This week, we actually go over some of the happenings in the metal world, which you may or may not already know about.  That would depend on if you follow us on Google+ (there’s a link tot he right). In doing this, we also bring a first impression, which we have not done in some time.  This is all, of course, done amongst providing our opinions on four brandy new releases!

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Reviews: Black Map Driver EP (independent); BodyfarmThe Coming Scourge (Metal Blade/Cyclone Empire); MantarDeath by Burning (Svart); Soreption Engineering the Void (Unique Leader)

First Impression: Whitechapel – “The Saw is Law” from Our Endless War out April 29th via Metal Blade

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Alright, since this is going up really late, I’ll keep this short. We have four brandy new albums with four cool-ass songs to go with them.  We also have two live reviews from Brian’s recent ventures into NYC.  All that info is below. Get listening!  (And sorry for the slackin’ in postin’.)

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Reviews: Behemoth – The Satanist (Metal Blade); Exmortus – Slave to the Sword (Prosthetic); Grand Magus – Triumph and Power (Nuclear Blast); Junius – Days of the Fallen Sun (Prosthetic)

Live Reviews: “World Construct Tour” feat. Dark Tranquillity, Omnium Gatherum, Exmortus @ Stage 48, New York, NY on February 3, 2014; “Deceiver of the Gods Tour” feat. Amon Amarth, Enslaved, Skeletonwitch @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY on February 4, 2014

(During the Junius review, I (Brian) believe I stated that the EP would not be released on CD.  That information is not correct.   It is available on limited edition vinyl, CD, or digital download.)

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