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Fin

No, we’re not done.  We’re just starting year seven!  However, one band we review this week, is coming to an end.  We also discuss another that is not technically calling it a day, but it will be the end of the band as we know them.

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Revocation The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)
Dead Letter Circus Dead Letter Circus (Rise)
The NietzscheFinals. (Venona)

 

North Dakota
Grizzly Horse

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Scouts’ Honor

In trying to keep with a pseudo-promise we made at the beginning of the year, this show has Brian’s Bandcamp pick for the month.  Next week, you’ll have Nick’s.  To spice things up further, we have a special guest this week!  Our good friend and ‘troop leader’ from the Horror Scouts podcast, Mike, brings his thorough reviewing prowess to the show.

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Reviews:
Within the Ruins – Halfway Human  (eOne)
Black Map In Droves  (eOne)
Frontierer Orange Mathematics

First Impressions:
Scale the Summit – “Royal Orphan” from In a World of Fear out May 19th

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On My Own, Here We Go

The albums we reveal this week – the last regular episode of 2016 – all have something in common besides being heavy.  They’re released by the bands themselves.  Labels? They don’t need no stinkin’ labels!  I mean, they may want them, but they prove here they certainly don’t need them.

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Reviews:
Septa Sounds Like Murder
Teramobil Magnitude of Thoughts
Harvest Misery – Harvest Misery

First Impressions:
Wolfheart – “Boneyard” taken from Tyhjyys out March 3, 2017 from Spinefarm

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What Were They Thinking?

The episode title really only refers to two out of the five bands we discuss this week.  But those two…oh man.  It’s that situation where you want to be in the band’s collective head so you can try to see things from their perspective and understand why they think what they recorded is good. I’d also like to know which people at the labels went “yeah, let’s throw money at this to promote and release it!”   That’d be an interesting interview…

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Reviews:
Death Angel The Evil Divide (Nuclear Blast)
Lacuna Coil Delirium (Century Media)
Thrice – To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere (Vagrant)

First Impression:
Dropout – “The End” from forthcoming album
Machine Head – “Is There Anybody Out There?” single

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