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In Search of Self

As we get older and experience more heavy music and the many different styles, we hone in on what we like (and loathe).  We sometimes find ourselves enjoying styles we didn’t previously while outgrowing others.  For better or worse, bands do something similar with their own sound, that rarely sits well…at least while they are figuring that out.

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Reviews:
Parkway Drive – Reverence (Epitaph)
Homewrecker Hell is Here Now (Good Fight)
Ingested – The Level Above Human (Unique Leader)

 

Indiana
Handsome Prick

 

Moving Violation

As we shared through social media, this episode comes to you late because Brian got a new place and Nick helped him move all weekend.  Instead of slighting you awesome listeners with a quick show just to get it done, we made you anxiously wait for the real deal. So without further delay, here it is!

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Reviews:
Rivers of Nihil Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
Slugdge Esoteric Malacology (Willowtip)
Voidhanger – Dark Days of the Soul (Agonia)

 

New York
Husbandry

 

 

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New Year, Same Show

Per usual, we are kicking off the new year by reviewing some albums we missed last year. However we are also kicking off a new feature we will be doing all year, which we just decided to name “Bands Across America.” Every week (until the year-end episodes), we are going to feature a band from each of the 50 states.  This week has a band from the first state to enter the union – Delaware.

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Reviews:
Powertrip – Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
Trivium The Sin and the Sentence (Roadrunner)
Integrity Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume (Relapse)

Bands Across America
Delaware: Blackhand

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Adrenaline Injection

The bands we cover this week have all stepped up their game from their respective last albums, which is nice to hear.  Yeah, I know we haven’t discussed one of the bands before, but just take my word for it.  Or don’t…go listen to both albums for yourself.  Just come back and comment “you were right.”

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Reviews:
The Haunted Strength in Numbers (Century Media)
Inanimate Existence Underneath a Melting Sky (The Artisan Era)
Get the Shot Infinite Punishment (New Damage Records)

First Impression:
Converge – “I Can Tell You About Pain” from The Dusk In Us out November 3, 2017 through Epitaph/Deathwish

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Shit We Missed: Part 2

Continuing the tradition – and filling in for the lack of new music when the year starts – we have some more shit we missed in 2016.  We’ll probably be doing some more of this in the coming weeks, so if you have any suggestions, please let us know in the comments!

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Reviews:
Ghoul Dungeon Bastards (Tank Crimes)
The Erkonauts I Did Something Bad (Kaotoxin)
Binary Code – Moonsblood

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