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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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Listapaloozamania Ends Now!

Merry Christmas freaks!  It’s been an, uh, interesting year.  We sincerely thank each and every one of you who listen to this podcast and support us in any way.  It is a fair amount of work, but even more fun, and it means a lot that we have all of you enjoying it! So thanks again being with us in 2016, and we look forward to a (hopefully better) 2017!  And now, enjoy our top albums of the year!!

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P.S.  As you heard last week, in this episode and may have read in comments recently, Nick and I overlooked a few releases when talking about Most Disappointing, Best Debut, etc. You should know by now we aren’t always the sharpest crayons in the box. Well, adding to that list, we neglected to mention an EP we both enjoyed – Welcome to Poetry 201 by The Nietzsche. (Check out our 4 star review HERE if you missed it.) Sorry about that guys! 

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Dark Tunes for Sunny Days

We have a fully stacked episode for you this week!  Three album reviews, two First Impressions, one live review, and whole lot of Metal! You’re getting a little late start (sorry about that) so I’ll skip further banter and let you get listening.

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Reviews:
Aborted Retrogore (Century Media)
October Tide Winged Waltz (Agonia)
The Foreshadowing Seven Heads Ten Horns (Cyclone Empire)

Live Reviews:
Amon AmarthEntombed A.D. , Exmortus at Playstation Theatre in New York, NY on April 22, 2016

First Impressions:
Nails – “You Will Never Be One of Us” off You Will Never Be One Of Us out June 17th from Nuclear Blast
Gojira – “Stranded” from Magma out June 17th from Roadrunner

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Not All Bands Age Like Fine Wines

That’s not a secret.  We have talked about plenty of bands who (we think) are past their prime.  There are some that lost there their way, but got back on course, and improving while they’re at it.  You have others who adapt to the times and, in some cases, go so far as two “sell out.”  Then you have others who don’t give a shit about your wine and are just pretty much going to keep going as they always have. (For those of you in the cheap seats – I just described each of the three bands we review this week.)  Oh!  And Mr. Mike Clancey (now troop leader of Horror Scouts) joins us for the live review!

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Reviews:
Amon Amarth Jomsviking (Metal Blade)
Caliban – Gravity (Century Media)
Rotten Sound Abuse to Suffer (Season of Mist)

Live Review:
Norma JeanHe Is Legend, Forevermore, Rival Choir at The Palladium (upstairs) in Worcester, MA on March 31, 2016

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Hit the Road, Jack

Hey, we have three brand new albums again!  Imagine that…  Also, as promised last week, we have a rundown of all the tours in progress or coming around soon.  Well, not all of them.  I realized we missed at least two (and apparently got a few other pieces of information wrong…but that is the Internet’s fault), but that has all been fixed in the list below, so that counts for something.  Right? RIGHT?  That’s what I thought.

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Reviews:
Obscura Akróasis (Relapse)
Textures Phenotype (Nuclear Blast)
Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash (Relapse)

Tours:
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  • Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris, Butcher Babies
  • Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain
  • Cannibal Corpse Obituary w/ CryptopsyAbysmal Dawn  started 2/12
  • The Sword w/ Royal Thunder (3/20-4/16), Purson (5/7-28) 3/20
  • Intronaut, Scale the Summit, North 3/15
  • Unearth w/ Ringworm, Fit for an Autopsy (3/18-4/1), Reflections, Culture Killer (4/2-15) Great American Ghost (3/18-4/1), Hollow Earth (4/2-15)
  • Norma Jean w/ He is Legend, Forevermore, Rival Choir 3/25
  • Amon Amarth w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus 4/7
  • The Black Dahlia Murder (playing Unhallowed in its entirety) w/ Fallujah, Disentomb 4/8
  • Kvelertak w/ Torche, Wild Throne 4/12
  • Lamb of God w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity 4/30
  • Hatebreed w/ Devildriver, Devil You Know (5/13-6/4), Act of Defiance (6/5-11) 5/13
  • Fear Factory (playing Remanufacture in its entirety) w/ Soilwork

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