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Don’t Call It a Comeback

Well, actually, that is exactly what you should call it, for one of these anyway. One of these is actually still trying to work their way in for the first time. The other? Well, maybe they should be on their way out…

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Bleeding ThroughLove Will Kill All (Sharptone)
KataklysmMeditations (Nuclear Blast)
BaptistsBeacon of Faith (Southern Lord)

 

Maine
zud

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Sweet Home

Yeah, this is later than usual, but we threw in an extra review to compensate. Well, we are going to pretend that was the plan all along because it sounds better.

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EngelAbandon All Hope (Gain)
MicawberBeyond the Reach of the Flame (Prosthetic)
Rotten SoundSuffer to Abuse (Season of Mist)
UnfleshSavior

 

Alabama
Katabasis

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Defying Age

Two of the bands we cover this week have been around for quite some time.  In fact, your hosts have been following one of them for over half their lives! Sure, there are many more bands that fit that bill, but every now and then you just have that “when the hell did that happen?” moment.

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Reviews:
Amorphis Queen of Time (Nuclear Blast)
Sevendust All I See is War (Rise)
Fractal Gates The Light that Shines (Rain Without End)

 

Illinois
Scientist

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In Search of Self

As we get older and experience more heavy music and the many different styles, we hone in on what we like (and loathe).  We sometimes find ourselves enjoying styles we didn’t previously while outgrowing others.  For better or worse, bands do something similar with their own sound, that rarely sits well…at least while they are figuring that out.

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Reviews:
Parkway Drive – Reverence (Epitaph)
Homewrecker Hell is Here Now (Good Fight)
Ingested – The Level Above Human (Unique Leader)

 

Indiana
Handsome Prick