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Yeah, We Did It Too

As we discussed in 2019 closer Episode 405, we made “best of the decade” list too.  After collaborating on the 2010 picks (the podcast hadn’t started yet), we took the top 3 albums from each of our “Best of the Year” lists.  Since we didn’t want to repeat bands, we then together picked the best of the repeat offenders.  Next, we individually ranked the remaining albums before finally compiling them like we do the other “Best of the Year” lists.

Ya follow all that?  Good.

The result is solid, albeit a little odd. Remember, both of our likes, dislikes, preferences, tolerances, etc. have changed a lot over the years.  This list is reflective of the show throughout the years filtered through our current tastes, but maybe not really representative of either host individually, or as we maybe would retroactively rank albums (if we could).  So, while you could argue with us about glaring omissions and the such, don’t bother.  We did it this way to be fair to the recorded history of the show and, well – honestly – we didn’t have the time or willpower to start from scratch.  (That list would have been really weird!)

So, without further ado…

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Defying Age

Two of the bands we cover this week have been around for quite some time.  In fact, your hosts have been following one of them for over half their lives! Sure, there are many more bands that fit that bill, but every now and then you just have that “when the hell did that happen?” moment.

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Reviews:
Amorphis Queen of Time (Nuclear Blast)
Sevendust All I See is War (Rise)
Fractal Gates The Light that Shines (Rain Without End)

 

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At Long Lasting Impression

This week marks the return of First Impressions! I know you’re excited…stop trying to hide it. While we may have dropped an album review to fit in the previews, we compensate by playing SEVEN songs this episode!  So, it all balances out in the end.

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Reviews:
Amorphis Under the Red Cloud (Nuclear Blast)
Ramming Speed No Epitaphs (Prosthetic)
Axis Show Us Your Greed (Good Fight)

First Impressions:
Skyharbor – “Out of Time”, new single out now
Parkway Drive – “Crushed” from Ire out 9/25 from Epitaph
40 Below Summer – “Mangina” from Transmission Infrared out independently on 10/6
Trivium – “Until the World Goes Cold” from Silence in the Snow out 10/2 from Roadrunner
Horrendous – “Sum of All Failures” from Anareta out 10/27 from Dark Descent
Baroness – “Chlorine & Wine” from Purple out 12/18 from Relapse

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