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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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Forget Me Not

The problem we had for some of the artists this week is not in their musicianship, but their ability to make us remember what the hell just happened.  If you can’t handle that, then out already-crappy memories sure as hell aren’t going to remember their albums a year or more from now. Let us know in the comments (or social media) if you agree with our assessments!

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Reviews:
Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites (Nuclear Blast)
Cloak – The Burning Dawn (Season of Mist)
Sunless RiseUltimacy


V is for

Vaelmyst

W is for
Wilderun

 

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Don’t Call It a Comeback

Well, actually, that is exactly what you should call it, for one of these anyway. One of these is actually still trying to work their way in for the first time. The other? Well, maybe they should be on their way out…

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Bleeding ThroughLove Will Kill All (Sharptone)
KataklysmMeditations (Nuclear Blast)
BaptistsBeacon of Faith (Southern Lord)

 

Maine
zud

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Bare Minimum 

In a last-minute search for a First Impression, we only came up with a few tracks by bands we already did First Impressions, so you get only the three reviews this week. If you feel cheated, just remind yourself this is free and we promise you’ll feel better.

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Reviews:
Dream Evil – Six (Century Media)
Wormwitch Strike Mortal Soil (Prosthetic)
Divinity The Immortalist

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