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Interest Levels May Vary

We have bit of treat this week – your hosts were recording together in person. Ok, so maybe that doesn’t make a big difference to you, but it’s fun for us. Also, all three albums reviews are from bands new to the show, which is quite an accomplishment two hundred and ninety four weeks in.

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Reviews:
Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore)
Ulsect Ulsect (Season of Mist)
Imperium Sacramentum (CD – Ultimate Massacre Productions)

First Impressions:
Byzantine – “New Way to Bear Witness” from The Cicada Tree out July 28th from Metal Blade

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Liking Stuff You Don’t Like

Anybody who has been listening to this show for a while knows our own tastes have evolved and changed  over the years.  Maybe I am just biased, but I’d say this is more apparent in Nick, and this episode is one of many that helps prove my point.

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Reviews:
Incendiary Thousand Mile Stare (Closed Casket Activities)
Hate Tremendum (Napalm)
Witherfall Nocturnes and Requiems

First Impressions:
Origin – “Accident and Error” from Unparalleled Universe out June 20th from Nuclear Blast

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Men of Folklore

Brian legit expected one of these bands to have existed in the late 80’s and have reformed.  That would have been some good made-up back story.  One of these bands accuse some dude of actually being the fictitious back story.  The other third…well, they don’t really fit the gag, so just make something up yourself.

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Reviews:
He Is Legend few (Spinefarm)
Shores of Null Black Drapes for Tomorrow (Candlelight)
Vampire – With Primeval Force (Century Media)

First Impressions:
Goatwhore – “Vengeful Ascension” from Vengeful Ascension out June 23rd from Metal Blade

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From Traditional to Unconventional

We have some more flag-waving Traditional Metal this week, but to offset it, we have quite a quite unconventional offering.  Then in the middle (well, actually, we review it first) we have one that falls somewhere in between.  How’s that for diversity?

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Reviews:
Uneven Structure La Partition (Long Branch)
Night Demon Darkness Remains (Century Media)
Dodecahedron Kwintessens (Season of Mist)

First Impressions:
Decapitated – “Never” from Anticult out July 7th from Nuclear Blast

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Nothing Wrong with Tradition

If you are to look into it, you can find the original, archetypal style for all sub-genres of Rock and Metal (or any other genre, really).  Those foundations are built upon to create new sounds, styles, and ultimately new sub-genres, but there will always be bands playing that original sound.  this week, we discuss a few of those bands.

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Reviews:
Royal Thunder – Wick (Spinefarm)
Craven Idol The Shackles of Mammon (Dark Descent)
Satan’s Hallow Satan’s Hallow

First Impressions:
River Black – “Low” from River Black out July 7th from Season of Mist

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