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High Fidelity

We have some quality releases this week.  Like, at least two of these releases will likely be in our end of the year discussions.  Speaking of quality, we also chat a little about hi-res audio and the importance of having some quality gear,

You may also notice a review that, well, doesn’t fit.  Why did we do it? Go to THIS PAGE to find out how you can help this podcast contribute to Crew Nation and make us review whatever you want.

And remember – Be safe. Stay healthy. Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Bury Tomorrow – Cannibal (MFN)
Black Crown Initiate – Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape (Century Media)
Night In Gales Dawnlight Garden (Apostasy)

Crew Nation Donation Feature:
Ben FoldsRockin’ the Suburbs (Sony)

 

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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Like Having Sex While Camping

Not only do we have an overload of music for you this week, most of it is really heavy and pretty fucking intense. Even better is we like or love all of it!  Hopefully you do too!

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Reviews:
Car Bomb – Mordial
Infant Annihilator The Battle of Yaldabaoth
ImploreAlienated Despair (Century Media)

S is for
Shadow of Intent

 

 

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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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The holiday season is here, and you will be shopping on Amazon. Please consider changing your bookmark to our site and using the album art on the side to get there!  Amazon will give us a small percent back from your purchase and we use that to keep the show and site up and running.  Thanks!

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Can’t Please Everybody

This has all been said before, but while bands obviously try to please their fans with each release, they – generally speaking – need to switch things up little bit to please themselves too.  However, sometimes changes are rather great or in a direction that will lose some fans, but maybe gain others.  Why am I reiterating this?  Listen to the episode and you will know!

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Reviews:
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty (Sumerian)
Revocation Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
Black Crown Initiate Selves We Cannot Forgive (eOne)

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