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Men of Folklore

Brian legit expected one of these bands to have existed in the late 80’s and have reformed.  That would have been some good made-up back story.  One of these bands accuse some dude of actually being the fictitious back story.  The other third…well, they don’t really fit the gag, so just make something up yourself.

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Reviews:
He Is Legend few (Spinefarm)
Shores of Null Black Drapes for Tomorrow (Candlelight)
Vampire – With Primeval Force (Century Media)

First Impressions:
Goatwhore – “Vengeful Ascension” from Vengeful Ascension out June 23rd from Metal Blade

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Leftovers and Fresh Meat

So, now that you have recovered from your food comas and Black Friday shopping antics, you can can relax and check out some new tunes and reviews.   We were going to do one of these reviews last week, but, much like the album we reviewed, that show ran longer than we intended. We also have a live review!  It derails a bit into a discussion of setlists, production, and the overall execution of concerts, but that’s just as interesting a topic to get involved with, in our humble opinions.

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Reviews:
Vision of Disorder Razed to the Ground (Candlelight)
Otargos Zeno Kaos (Kaotoxin)
Cult Leader Lightless Walk (Deathwish)

Live Review(s):
An Evening with Machine Head at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT on November 25, 2015 and at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on November 28, 2015

(sorry for the audio quality jump on the first review.  It was recorded last week.)

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Throw Me In The Chorus

Happy Halloween hangover!  And also happy November?  Geez…how did it get to November already?  Craziness.  Anyway, we’re hear to kick off this month with a new batch of tunes from the end of last month.  In our opinion, they run the gamut from amazing, must-buy to kinda meh, but they largely aren’t that simple to describe as such.  It’s a good thing we have this podcast to elaborate on that…and the comment section fro you to tell us your thoughts on these albums.

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Reviews:
Born of Osiris – Soul Sphere (Sumerian)
Abigail Williams The Accuser (Candlelight)
Shining International Blackjazz Society (Spinefarm)
Caligula’s Horse 
Bloom (Inside Out)

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Last week was a good week of releases, as far as we were concerned. This week…results are a bit more varied.  That doesn’t mean there isn’t some great stuff in here (spoiler: there is)  it just means, well, not all of it is great.  The show is chock full of tunes though*, so get in here enjoy. Well, try to enjoy.  Listen either way.

*Scumguts was cool with us playing music, but since we recorded a bit earlier than normal this week, we had the show all produced and ready to go before we heard back from them.  So make sure you go listen with the link over there —> 

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Reviews:
The Duskfall – Where the Tree Stands Dead (Apostasy)
Hate Crusade:Zero (Napalm)
Scumguts  Scumguts (independent)
Voices  London (Candlelight)

First Impression:
Byzantine – “A Curious Lot” from To Release is to resolve out April 7, 2015

We apologize for not including the chapter skip feature this week.  Our production department (named Nick) is still experiencing technical difficulties that made it impossible to include the feature.

We have a mixed bag of releases this week.  What makes that different than most every other week?  Well, nothing really.  Though, we do finally have some 2015 releases to talk about!  So, that’s different than the last few weeks, I guess.  It’s more like getting back to normal…or whatever.  Just listen.

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Reviews:
Falloch – This Island, Our Funeral (Candlelight)
The Last Ten Seconds of Life – Soulless Hymns (Density)
Septa – Destroyer and Covers, Vol. 1 (self-released)
Sylosis Dormant Heart (Nuclear Blast)

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