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Listapaloozamania Start Now!

It’s a week before Christmas and all through the podcast we were stirring, bitching, and moaning about making lists.  I mean, we go through this every year, so you think we would just get over it. Anyway, as in years past, we have a few other short lists like Best Artwork (which you can see below), Most Disappointing, and Worst Albums. Enjoy these treats this week, and come back next week for the 2016 grand finale!

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Rock is Not Dead, but Maybe Nu-Metal Should Be

Despite Marilyn Manson’s proclamation in 1998, Rock is not dead.  It just kind of went into hiding.  Rock hid in the underground, and also holed up with some other sub-genres…which it started doing way before 1998. Anyway, another thing that largely went into hiding only to rear it’s head again is Nu-Metal.  While we have presented a few exceptions on this here podcast, we have probably given more examples as to why Nu-Metal should have stayed hidden.  Unfortunately, we have an argument for the latter again this week.  Oh, and we have some first impressions to discuss too, so if you are still reading this, hopefully you have started the show already.

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Reviews:
Entombed A.D. Dead Dawn (Century Media)
Bombus
Repeat Until Death (Century Media)
American Head Charge Tango Umbrella (Napalm)

First Impressions:
Kvelertak – “1985” from Nattesford, out May 13th from Roadrunner Records
Skeletonwitch – “Well of Despair”, a new single out now with a new EP due this summer
Aborted – “Retrogore” from Retrogore, out April 22nd from Century Media

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Now that we have all enjoyed our nice, long, and probably drunken holiday weekend, it’s time to get back to the grind with some new music.  Ok, so some of this isn’t brandy new (like Sabbath), but it’s new enough.  Kyle is still running from the authorities after being caught with a huge stash of illegal fireworks* so he is not with us this week, but the (not-so) dynamic duo of Nick and Brian pulled through to bring you a fresh show, even if it is a little bit later than normal.  There’s new albums, new first impressions, and some new terms and labeling Brian makes up while running his mouth. So, in the end, it’s business as usual.

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Reviews: Black Sabbath – 13 (Republic Records); Orphaned Land – All is One (Century Media); Deeds of Flesh – Portals to Canaan (Unique Leader); Crown – Psychurgy (Candlelight)

 

First Impressions:
City in the Sea – “Convoluted” from Below the Noise out August 20 via Sumerian
Coffins – “The Unhallowed Tide” from The Fleshland out July 9 via Relapse
Black Tusk – “Internal/External” from Tend No Wounds EP out July 23 via Relapse
Misery Signals  – Luminary from Absent Light out July 23 via Kickstarter
Exhumed – “Coins Upon The Eyes” from Necocracy out August 6 via Relapse
Crossfaith – “We Are the Future” from Apocalyze out September 2 via The End
Torche – “Leather Feather” coming soon on a 7″ form Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club
American Head Charge – “Writhe” from Shoot EP out July 23
*not really