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It’s Christmas!  Let’s Argue!

Well, your hosts don’t argue much here, but we welcome you to argue with us!  This week we share a few lists that are not our albums fo the year, including lists like Best Artwork (which you can see below), Most Disappointing, and Worst Albums.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

We hope you have wonderful holiday with your friends and family!

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Repeat Offenders

As much as we love finding new artists, we also love following ones we’ve found already. Well, this week is chock full of those bands, all but one of which we have reviewed multiple times before.  We haven’t loved all the previous output either, so get listening to see if we think these are the latest and greatest.

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Reviews:
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (Season of Mist)
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)
Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate (Century Media)

First Impression:
Old Wounds – “Only Your Enemies Leave Roses” new single

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Hit the Road, Jack

Hey, we have three brand new albums again!  Imagine that…  Also, as promised last week, we have a rundown of all the tours in progress or coming around soon.  Well, not all of them.  I realized we missed at least two (and apparently got a few other pieces of information wrong…but that is the Internet’s fault), but that has all been fixed in the list below, so that counts for something.  Right? RIGHT?  That’s what I thought.

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Reviews:
Obscura Akróasis (Relapse)
Textures Phenotype (Nuclear Blast)
Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash (Relapse)

Tours:
w/start dates

  • Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris, Butcher Babies
  • Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain
  • Cannibal Corpse Obituary w/ CryptopsyAbysmal Dawn  started 2/12
  • The Sword w/ Royal Thunder (3/20-4/16), Purson (5/7-28) 3/20
  • Intronaut, Scale the Summit, North 3/15
  • Unearth w/ Ringworm, Fit for an Autopsy (3/18-4/1), Reflections, Culture Killer (4/2-15) Great American Ghost (3/18-4/1), Hollow Earth (4/2-15)
  • Norma Jean w/ He is Legend, Forevermore, Rival Choir 3/25
  • Amon Amarth w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus 4/7
  • The Black Dahlia Murder (playing Unhallowed in its entirety) w/ Fallujah, Disentomb 4/8
  • Kvelertak w/ Torche, Wild Throne 4/12
  • Lamb of God w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity 4/30
  • Hatebreed w/ Devildriver, Devil You Know (5/13-6/4), Act of Defiance (6/5-11) 5/13
  • Fear Factory (playing Remanufacture in its entirety) w/ Soilwork

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This week’s episode is brought to you by the letter ‘C’. Why?  Well, it just started going that way so we made it a thing.  If you have requests for any other letter themes (preferably NOT Q, X, Y or Z), let us know in the comments and we’ll see if we can work that in sometime.

Also, this video is semi-fitting and still amuses me.

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Reviews:
Call of the Void Ageless (Relapse)
Chaos Divine – Colliding Skies (Firestarter)
Chiefs – Tomorrow’s Over (Roosevelt Row)
Code Mut (Agonia)

Live Review:
Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse @ Webster Hall in New York City, NY on February 28, 2015

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The title of this episode is a bit of a generalization, but in one way or another, all the albums we covered the week missed the mark.  That’s not to say they were bad…it just means that in some aspect, they didn’t quite reach the excellence they could have or maybe meant to.  The opinion of what that aspect is, however, is a little different depending on which host you ask.  And you just said, “Wait, Nick and Brian disagreed on something?”  Yes, we did!  A little bit.  I wouldn’t get to excited if I were you, but yeah, it happened.  One of the times it happens this week is when decided to discuss Revolver’s 10 Essential Nu-Metal Albums.  Yeah, we went there…because we lived through it and own them all.  So do you (probably).  Don’t lie.

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Reviews:
Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade)
The Contortionist – Language (eOne/Good Fight)
Noctem – Exilium (Prosthetic)
Texas in July – Bloodwork (Equal Vision)

First Impressions:
Nero Di Marte – “Pulsar” from Derivae out 10/28 thru Prosthetic
Revocation – “Madness Opus” from Deathless out 10/14 thru Metal Blade

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