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Seasonality

Between these new albums, our ABC pic, and the two live reviews, we had lot to discuss this week…and discuss we did!  We’d like to talk you too, so share your thoughts in the comments!

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Reviews:
Exhumed – Horror (Relapse)
Insomnium Heart Like a Grave (Century Media)
Gatecreeper – Deserted (Relapse)

Live Reviews:
Rock and Shock featuring Revocation, Skeletal RemainsConjurer, Psycroptic, Korpiklaani, and Eluveitie and more at the Palladium in Worcester, MA on October 11, 2019

The Berserker Tour featuring Amon AmarthArch EnemyAt the Gates, and Grand Magus at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY on October 12, 2019

T is for
Target (Chile)

 

 

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Haeppy Faens at Laest

It’s been a few weeks since we have had an episode where neither host gave a rating below 3.  Well, good news freaks!  We are breaking that streak with week with only average ratings and above.  Are you as pleased with these albums as we are?  Use that comment section to share!

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Reviews:
The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave (Nuclear Blast)
Aetheric Serpents Beneath the Shrine
Aether Realm Tarot

First Impression:
Exhumed – “Defenders of the Grave” from Death Revenge out October 13, 2017 through Relapse Records (link also discusses the album concept)

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All The Segments!

We may have one less album review this week than we normally do, but we have tons of content to make up for it!  Live review!  Showcase! First Impressions!  And if that wasn’t enough to entice you, your hosts actually have differing opinions on two of the albums!  I know…your mind is blown, right?  It’s crazy in here. Come join us.

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Reviews:
Tribulation The Children of the Night (Century Media)
Abiotic – Cauistry (Metal Blade)
Native Construct – Quiet World (Metal Blade)

(Side)Showcase: Eeden

First Impressions:
Paradise Lost – “No Hope in Sight” taken from The Plague Within out June 2, 2015 from Century Media
Noisem – “1132” taken from Blossoming Decay out early June 2015 from A389 Recordings

Live Review: The Decibel Magazine Tour 2015 featuring At The GatesConvergePallbearer, and Vallenfyre at Webster Hall in New York, NY on April 12, 2015

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This is a post for those that asked to see our individual year end lists. It is far too early on a Monday morning for me to justify why each of these albums is ending up where it is on the list, so I’ll just defend myself later in the comments if necessary.

1 Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
2 Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars
3 Black Map – …And We Explode
4 Within The Ruins – Phenomena
5 Polar – Shadowed By Vultures
6 Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
7 Castle – Under Siege
8 He Is Legend – Heavy Fruit
9 Exmortus – Slave To The Sword
10 Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds
11 At The Gates – At War With Reality
12 Ne Obliviscaris – Citadel
13 Fallujah – The Flesh Prevails
14 Dawnbringer – Night Of The Hammer
15 Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
16 Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite
17 Cynic – Kindly Bent To Free Us
18 Monuments – The Amanuensis
19 Unearth – Watchers of Rule
20 Serdce – Timelessness
21 Beyond Creation – Earthborn Evolution
22 Pet The Preacher – The Cave & The Sunlight
23 Revocation – Deathless
24 Gormathon – Following The Beast
25 Bury Tomorrow – Runes