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Darkness in Many Forms

Atmospheric and brooding.  Gothic and creepy. Venomous and aggressive. These are just some of the ways we get to hear the dark this week.  Generally speaking, they are all enjoyable, it just comes down to what you prefer.  If you’re not sure, just stick through he show and try them all!

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Reviews:
MastodonCold Dark Place (Reprise)
Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay (Nuclear Blast)
Great American GhostHatred Stems from the Seed (Good Fight)
Vices to VeilsExist Expire

Live Review:
Gojira, Torche, and Code Orange at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT on October 6, 2017

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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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Altering Perceptions…Kinda…Maybe…

Sometimes we get an album with so much hype for a reason unbeknown, we go in already kinda confused.  And sometimes we review an album by a band for whom we inexplicably have a certain disdain.  Other times, we justifiably aren’t fond of style, but we decide to give it another go with another band anyway.   This describes three of the four albums we review this week. The fourth…well, we didn’t know anything besides what we sampled, and we liked said samples.  I guess that kinda fits this accidental theme?

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Reviews:
Failure The Heart is a Monster (INresidence)
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches (Nuclear Blast)
Old Wounds – The Suffering Spirit (Good Fight)
Party Cannon – Bong Hit Hospitalisation (Gore House)

**Show note: The embedded song from Party Cannon is actually “Keg Stand By Me”**

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Like last week, Brian is again joining Kyle  “in studio” due to his continued power outage.  He has also been sleeping on friends’ couches the last three days and, as you will find out, has taken a bit of a toll on him. (As you may be able to tell by the brevity and lack of humor in this post, he may still be recovering…it also may be because Nick is watching SNL in the background and its utter lack of humor is quite uninspiring….)

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Reviews: Abiotic – SymbiosisCradle of Filth – The Manticore and Other HorrorsSurrounded By Monsters – Novella

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