As anybody who has listened to this show a few times knows, I HATE doing these damn lists.    You and I both know the main reason is because I am extremely indecisive.  However, I also detest them because no matter how long I make the list (Kyle gets angry when I do more than 10) I still feel like I am slighting albums that don’t deserve it.   Then out of the albums I do pick, I have to split hairs over which ones I like more than others only to come up with a list I am not even sure I 100% agree with!  In the end, I have to get something together and just say, “Screw it.  It’s close enough.”

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This week’s installment is chock full of goodies for your listening pleasure!  For starters, we realized back when we announced the winner of the Jeff Loomis giveaway , we did not take that opportunity to share who our favorite modern metal guitarists were, despite having asked you listeners to do just that.  So, we decided that this week would be as good a time as any (better late than never, right?).  However…even bigger than that…we have our FIRST featured music submission!  After 31 episodes of requesting bands send us their music to play and/or review, South Australian band Goathanger graced us with their demo (which you can download for free by clicking HERE or on the album art on the right).  Rounding out the show, Nick shares some of his favorite singles (like Brian did last week), we go back and take a second look at a few albums, and, as always, we review some new music.

Reviews: Allegaeon – FormshifterGoathanger – Demo:litionGorod – A Perfect Absolution


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