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Hit or Miss: The Sequel

This week’s selections were not as daunting to get through as last week’s were.  However, (spoiler!) our feelings about them land in the same general area.  You should hear what we have to say, though, instead of just going by the numbers, so get listening…

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High on Fire Electric Messiah (eOne)
Monuments Phronesis (Century Media)
Wolfheart – Constellation of the Black Light (Napalm)

 

Montana
Walking Corpse Syndrome

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What Just Happened?

We come across a lot of albums we love for any of a number of reasons but it is rare we come across something that truly stuns us (in a good way).  Well, we have one of those rare occurrences this week, and it helped create an episode that us musically all over the place. No seriously…try listening to all of this back-to-back, or worse, on shuffle.  Shit gets weird fast.

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Reviews:
Crimfall Amain (Metal Blade)
NYN Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt (Vmbrella)
The Hirsch Effekt Eskapist (Long Branch)

First Impression:
Caligula’s Horse – “Will’s Song (Let the Colors Run)” from In Contact out September 15, 2017 through Inside Out

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Time in Sweden…With a Stop in Belgium

We didn’t mean to do this, but it turns out four of the five bands we discuss this week are from Sweden. Those four bands are also signed to Nuclear Blast in at least some part of the world, so apparently they have an affinity of the country too.  I guess most of us Metalheads do now that i think about it…  Anyway, enjoy the show, sorry it is late, and let us know your thoughts on these releases!

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Reviews:
Sabaton The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast)
Soilwork Death Resonance (Nuclear Blast)
Slowly We Rot Poverty of Existence

First Impression:
Meshuggah – “Born in Dissonance” from The Violent Sleep of Reason out October 7th from Nuclear Blast
In Flames – “The End” from Battles out November 11th from Eleven Seven Music Group

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Hey Look!  Brand New Music!

It took a few weeks, but we finally have some music that was released this year! We’ve been looking forward to one of these for a while too.  The others…well, we really weren’t familiar with them until about a week ago, so join us on this journey of musical discovery!

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Reviews:
Exmortus Ride Forth (Prosthetic)
The Lion’s Daughter Existence is Horror (Season of Mist)
Grieved – Grieved  (Prosthetic)

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