brutal death metal

Choose a Side

We have some really good discussions this week, and a bunch of differing opinions. To the latter, Nick and Brian only completely agree on one of these albums.  So, we want YOU to get in on the conversation in the comments on the site or social media and choose a side!

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

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Reviews:
Katatonia – City Burials (Peaceville)
Barishi – Old Smoke (Season of Mist)
Werewolves The Dead are Screaming (Prosthetic)
Umbrae Vitae – Shadow of Life (Deathwish)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nick Doesn’t Care

The title sums up one host’s feelings for 3/4 of these albums.  Can you guess which is the one he really likes? Well, you don’t have to guess…just listen.

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

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Reviews:
The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous (Metal Blade)
Benighted – Obscene Repressed (Season of Mist)
WVRM Colony Collapse (Prosthetic)
Abysmal Dawn – Phylogenesis (Season of Mist)

 

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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