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Gonna Need a Big Fire Eater

When a band decides to a puts out a double album, at least some fans question the decision, wondering if the band can write enough cohesive material to pull it off.  Similarly, skeptics are instantly created when a band says they are going to “try something different” or “experiment.”  So, how do fans react when a band announces they are going to release a triple album AND “try something different” for 2/3 of it?  Listen and find out….

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Review:
Swallow the Sun – Songs from the North I, II, III (Nuclear Blast)

This week’s episode is brought to you by the letter ‘C’. Why?  Well, it just started going that way so we made it a thing.  If you have requests for any other letter themes (preferably NOT Q, X, Y or Z), let us know in the comments and we’ll see if we can work that in sometime.

Also, this video is semi-fitting and still amuses me.

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Reviews:
Call of the Void Ageless (Relapse)
Chaos Divine – Colliding Skies (Firestarter)
Chiefs – Tomorrow’s Over (Roosevelt Row)
Code Mut (Agonia)

Live Review:
Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse @ Webster Hall in New York City, NY on February 28, 2015

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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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Guess who made it back from last week?  Nick and Brian!  Oh, and Kyle too.  At full strength for two weeks in a row, we are bringing a jam-packed episode, including: 1 live review (complete with Brian fumbling over himself out of the gate), 2 brief appearances from future guest host Ryan Keough, 3 hosts, 4 album reviews, 5 first impressions, and 6 songs for your listening pleasure.

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Reviews: Born of Osiris – Tomorrow We Die Alive (Sumerian); DevilDriver – Winter Kills (Naplam); Fleshgod Apocalypse – Labyrinth (Nuclear Blast); Watain – The Wild Hunt (Century Media)

First Impressions:

Skeletonwitch – “Burned from Bone” (in DB) from Serpents Unleashed out 10/29 via Prosthetic
Nine Inch Nails – “Copy of A” from Hesitation Marks out 9/3 via Universal
Anti-Mortem – “Words of Wisdom” from forthcoming debut via Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Trivium – “Strife” from Vengeance Falls out 10/15 via RoadRunner
Katatonia – “The One You are Looking for is Not Here” from Dethroned and Uncrowned out 9/10 via Kscope