black-metal

Third Time’s a Charm?

We inadvertently chose to review three albums this week that would be our third time reviewing the three bands.  It’s safe to say results varied, but it was great theme we didn’t meant to make. Oh, and you don’t want to miss this show’s Crew Nation donor, a guest with a very special connection to the show.

You may also notice a review that seems out of place.  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:
DevilDriver – Dealing With Demons: Volume 1 (Napalm)
Necrophobic – Dawn of the Damned (Century Media)
Inferi – Of Sunless Realms (The Artisan Era)

Crew Nation Donation Feature:
Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees

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Stages of Evolution

The only constant is change.  We have seen bands change from almost unnoticeable amounts to seismic sonic shifts. As the catalogs for the three bands below grow, we take a look at how they have evolved..and whether or not we like the change.

And remember – Stay inside. Stay healthy.  Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
August Burns Red – Guardians (Fearless)
Testament – Titans of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
Wake Devouring Ruin (Translation Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We’re Now “The InSideshow Podcast”

Since we’re all essentially quarantined, we thought we’d unofficially name the show for the foreseeable future.  Aren’t we hilarious? Anyway, when you are done listening to us, go stream and/or buy these albums and help keep the scene afloat in these crazy times.

Stay inside. Stay healthy.  Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Code Orange – Underneath (Roadrunner)
Earth Rot – Black Tides of Obscurity (Season of Mist)
Neck of the Woods The Annex of Ire (Pelagic)
ZanBehold the Key (Blackhouse)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not the Strong Start We Hoped For

This week we have our first reviews of 2020 releases, and, as the title suggests, you can tell it is still January.  What we also have, though, is out brand new segment we are calling  “Black Label,” where every month, we will feature a record label!  this will introduce us – and therefore you – to a whole lot of new music.

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Reviews:
Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade)
Haunt – Mind Freeze (Shadow Kingdom)
Odious Mortem – Synesthesia (Willowtip)

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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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