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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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What Were They Thinking?

The episode title really only refers to two out of the five bands we discuss this week.  But those two…oh man.  It’s that situation where you want to be in the band’s collective head so you can try to see things from their perspective and understand why they think what they recorded is good. I’d also like to know which people at the labels went “yeah, let’s throw money at this to promote and release it!”   That’d be an interesting interview…

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Reviews:
Death Angel The Evil Divide (Nuclear Blast)
Lacuna Coil Delirium (Century Media)
Thrice – To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere (Vagrant)

First Impression:
Dropout – “The End” from forthcoming album
Machine Head – “Is There Anybody Out There?” single

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“Wait. There’s a New Year’s tradition?” you ask.  Yeah, there is.  Thanks for paying attention he last few years…jerk.  Just kidding!  Anyway, since we have been doing the show, we have started the year off reviewing albums from best-of lists that we kinda skipped over during the previous year.  We also call this  “Shit We Missed.”  With the slow starts to the new years (as far as releases go) this is the perfect segue into them. Oh, we also kick off 2015 with a (Side)Showcase!

If you have albums we missed you think we need to give a spin, let us know in the comments! And if you want your band featured on the show, click the contact us link in the top right and expose yourself…

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Reviews:
ACxDC – Antichrist Demoncore (To Live A Lie/Melotov)
Godflesh – A World Lit Only by Fire (Avalanche)
Gridlink – Longhena (Handshake Inc./Selfmadegod)
Young and in the Way When Life Comes to Death (Deathwish)

(Side)Showcase: Tidalwave

 

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