blackened hardcore

Gimme a D

I could make some “D” jokes here, but we do that a bit in the episode, so I’ll try not to go too deep.  It’s really hard, but I also don’t really get off on those kind of jokes, so I’ll just keep them in hand to shoot off another time.  We wouldn’t to blow it before we even start.

(OK that’s it, I swear)

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Reviews:
Black Matter Device Hostile Architecture
Horndal Remains (Prosthetic)
MinorsAbject Bodies (Holy Roar)

D is for
Decrescent

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The Great Dividers

Our scores may have come close to each other, but ours views of 2/3 of these albums are a bit different from each other…which is something that seems to be happening a little more now. (It also makes for a good cop-out on the episode title.)

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Unearth Extinction(s) (Century Media)
Funeral Chic Superstitions (Prosthetic)
GravenHeirs of Discord (Negative Grade)

 

Alaska
Old Hounds

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Keeping the Streak Alive

Yup, we have some more Death Metal!  And because it makes writing these things easier, I cam going to point this out until we have a week without a Death Metal act. That said, the majority of this episode actually is occupied by “core” bands, so maybe the end is nigh…

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Reviews:
Inferi Revenant (The Artisan Era)
Wolf King Loyal to the Soil (Prosthetic)
The Bearer – Adapt | Adjust

 

Tennessee
Chamber

 

 

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When the Normal One Isn’t

The diversity of heavy music stylings is something we pride ourselves on with this podcast.  But sometimes we even surprise ourselves, like when a more “typical” album becomes the proverbial sore thumb of the week.  It’s not a bad thing in anyway, just something a little different.

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Reviews:
Black Map Trace the Path (eOne)
Barren Womb Old Money/New Lows (Spartan)
Erdve – Vaitojimas (Season of Mist)

 

South Carolina
Grüzer

 

 

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You Did it Wrong

So why only two albums reviews? Well, as many of you may expect, we have a lot to say about the new Machine Head album, so we wanted to give enough time to that without running the show too long.  Make sure you stick around for the whole show though..there’s good music there. Oh, and we also discuss the production value of August Burns Red‘s remix/remaster of Messengers. 

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Reviews:
Machine Head Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)
Bind Torture Kill Viscères (Wooaaargh)

Bands Across America
Connecticut: Lyra

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