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Answering the Call

What happens when Slam goes beyond Slam?  When Crust/Grind/Metallic Hardcore steps aside the style a little?  Or when Black Metal overpowers everything else?  We have those answers and more in this episode!

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Reviews:
Ingested– Call of the Void (Unique Leader)
Call of the Void Buried in Light (Translation Loss)
This Gift is a CurseA Throne of Ash (Season of Mist)

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(Dis)comfort Zone

It seems like oxymoronic to call any Metal music “comfortable”  but I think a lot of us find it comfortable and/or safe in number of ways.  When a band becomes comfortable or safe, though, that can be a good – like they found their “groove” – or bad – like they didn’t try hard enough.  All of this comes up with our reviews, to varying degrees, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

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Reviews:
Destrage The Chosen One (Metal Blade)
Idle Hands Mana (Eisenwald)
Employed to ServeEternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm)

Live Review:
Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire, Inferi, Virvum, and Wormhole at Once Ballroom in Boston, MA on May 25, 2019

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Stockholm Syndrome

We follow with three bands this week to see how their latest releases strike us.  Do they hold our attention and have us defending them?  Or do we want to break free and move on with our lives?

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Reviews:
Amon Amarth Berserker (Metal Blade)
Grand Magus Wolf God (Nuclear Blast)
October TideIn Splendor Below (Agonia)

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