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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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I Hope You Didn’t Like Your Skull Too Much…

…because Meshuggah is going to f**king crush it, then the rest of this week’s line-up is just going to stomp the remains and/or dance in the ash and dust.  Yeah, we have some heavy and just good tunes this week.

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Reviews:
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason (Nuclear Blast)
Gatecreeper Sonaran Depravation (Relapse)
Take Over and Destroy Take Over and Destroy (Prosthetic)

First Impression:
Ion Dissonance – “Perpetually Doomed: The Sisyphean Task” taken from Cast the First Stone out November 18th from Good Fight Music

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Out of Shape Shirtless Guppy

We are now back to our regularly scheduled programming.  So, that means you stuck with just Nick and Brian, but you get three new album reviews and a whole slew of live reviews since Nick was busy this last week.

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Reviews:
Filter Crazy Eyes (Wind Up)
Mantar – Ode to the Flame (Nuclear Blast)
Primitive Weapons – The Future of Death (Party Smasher Inc.)

Live Reviews:
The Sword, Royal Thunder at Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton, MA on April 15, 2016
KvelertakTorcheWild Throne at Middle East (downstairs in Cambridge, MA on April 17, 2016

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