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Thankful for Death Metal

Thanksgiving is this week in the USA, so we are giving thanks for all Metal.  This show in particular focuses of a few forms of Death Metal, including our live review, so we are extra thankful for the brutality it brings.

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Hate Eternal Upon Desolate Sands (Season of Mist)
Nothgard Malady X (Metal Blade)
LanguishUnworthy (Prosthetic)

Live Review:
The “Death Chopping North America: Farewell Frank Tour 2018” w/ SuffocationCattle DecapitationKrisiun, and Visceral Disgorge at Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on November 16, 2018

 

Oklahoma
Dischordia

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Last Reviews of 2017

Yup, you read that right.  These are the final album reviews of the year.  So, get ready to start arguing with us about our 2017 lists, because they are right around the corner.  Oh, and this week, we also reveal our plan for “bandcamp picks” in 2018, so make sure you pay attention for that!

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Reviews:
EntheosDark Future (Spinefarm)
Buried Realm – The Igor Carcinoma
Let It DieThe Liar & The Saint

Live Review:
Hatebreed, Dying Fetus, Code Orange, and Twitching Tongues at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on December 9, 2017

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Overcompensating

Five releases, a First Impression, AND a Live Review?  What were we thinking?  Well, to be honest, we were thinking that the three of these are only EPs so we can handle it.  Can you?

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Reviews:
Thicket of Antlers Black Dogs EP
Execration Return to the Void (Metal Blade)
The Bearer Fiction (Blasphemour Records)
Cytotoxin – Gammageddon (Unique Leader)
Knuckle Bones – Inception

First Impression:
Ne Obliviscaris – “Intra Venus” from Urn out October 27, 2017 through Season of Mist

Live Review:
BehemothLamb of God, and Slayer at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on July 27, 2017

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Getting Into Gear

Among the album reviews, First Impression, and live review we have for you this week, Nick and I had a little sidebar chat about headphones.  We mention our gear sometimes but, after an experience this week, we felt the need to stress the importance of decent personal listening equipment.  We hope you enjoy the talk (and feel free to participate via comments) but if you really don’t care, I will take this time to remind you that we include chapter skips.

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Reviews:
Byzantine The Cicada Tree (Metal Blade)
Desultory Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)
River Black River Black (Season of Mist)

First Impression:
Arch Enemy – “The World is Yours” from Will to Power out September 8th through Century Media

Live Review:
ChevelleBlack Map, and Dinosaur Pile-Up at Irving Plaza in New York City, NY on July 11, 2017

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Feel the Power

When something is described as “Extreme Metal”, you probably think of grinding, brutal, violent Metal.  If that is one extreme, though, that means there is another.  That other is likely some form of Power Metal – epic, symphonic, and fantasy-driven. We don’t quite go to the far end of this extreme, but we wander down that path to bring you this week’s album reviews.

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Reviews:
Iced Earth – Incorruptible (Century Media)
Unleash the Archers Apex (Napalm)
Sunburst Fragments of Creation (Inner Wound)

First Impression:
The Erkonauts – “Seven Macaw” single from Indie Recordings

Live Review:
Sevendust 20th Anniversary show w/ He Is Legend, Never Your Zero, and New Theory at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ on June 22, 2017