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Live and Well

Boy, do we have a packed show for you!  I don’t think we’ve made an episode this long in quite some time!  Four new reviews, two of which really get your hosts talking.  We also have not one, but TWO live reviews, which in our infinite awesomeness, we coordinated with two of album reviews. So, strap yourself in for good one, freaks!  Oh, and be sure to get talking with us in the comments!

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Reviews:
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction (Metal Blade)
Fear Factory Genexus (Nuclear Blast)
Hibria Hibria (Power Prog)
The Oxford Coma Paris is Mine (independent)

Live Review:
Summer Slaughter Tour at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on August 9, 2015
Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Jasta, Saint Ridley at Irving Plaza in New York, NY on August 11, 2015

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What is Old is New, What is New is Old…

First things first…
CORRECTION: In the Tesseract review we note that Scala was only mixed in stereo.  This is incorrect; it is mixed in 5.1 surround. After recording, we realized that the equipment we were using was not set up properly. Also, the 5.1 sounds awesome.
Moving on…
While out mix of bands we cover is usually pretty interesting (read: varied), I noticed something else interesting this time in said variation.  The first reviewed band is newer, pushing a newer sound.  The next is rocking out with a sound older than them.  The third came originally started in a now-transformed scene, came back together after a split and mixed their original sound with a little influence from the new generation. The last decided to rehash an old scene from their homeland.  So…how much new music are we really getting? Just chew on that for a sec…

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Reviews:
Tesseract Odyssey/Scala (Century Media)
Valkyrie Shadows (Relapse)
Haste the Day Coward (Solid State)
Entrails – Obliteration (Metal Blade)

First Impressions:
Cattle Decapitation – “Manufactured Extinct” taken from The Anthropocene Extinction due August 7, 2015 from Metal Blade

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As anybody who has listened to this show a few times knows, I HATE doing these damn lists.    You and I both know the main reason is because I am extremely indecisive.  However, I also detest them because no matter how long I make the list (Kyle gets angry when I do more than 10) I still feel like I am slighting albums that don’t deserve it.   Then out of the albums I do pick, I have to split hairs over which ones I like more than others only to come up with a list I am not even sure I 100% agree with!  In the end, I have to get something together and just say, “Screw it.  It’s close enough.”

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