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It’s Christmas!  Let’s Argue!

Well, your hosts don’t argue much here, but we welcome you to argue with us!  This week we share a few lists that are not our albums fo the year, including lists like Best Artwork (which you can see below), Most Disappointing, and Worst Albums.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

We hope you have wonderful holiday with your friends and family!

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Happy Belated

Nick finished another trip around the sun on the day this show should have gone up.  So, when you are leaving comments (as you should be doing) be sure to wish the son of a bitch the best in his next year of life.

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Reviews:
Darkest Hour – Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora (Southern Lord)
Evocation The Shadow Archetype  (Metal Blade)
Mycelia Dawn

First Impressions:
Incendiary – “The Product is You” from Thousand Mile Stare out May 5th from Closed Casket Activities

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Snow, Bourbon, and Metal

We continue digging into 2017 with some heavy sh*t this week, and it does not disappoint.  I mean, rating results varied, but overall, it was a solid week…better than last week, if we do say so ourselves. Also, I promise this title makes sense once you listen to the show.

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Reviews:
Hour of Penance Cast the First Stone (Prosthetic)
Deserted FearDead Shores Rising (Century Media)
The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy (Season of Mist)

First Impressions:
Darkest Hour – “Those Who Survived” from Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora out March 10th from Profound Lore

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As promised, this week’s show is about our supplemental lists.  A prelude, if you will, to the top albums of the year.  We trimmed the fat this year, so we only have six categories (yeah, there was more), including Best EP, Most Disappointing, and Best Art.  As in years past, the latter is done with a guest appearance from our good friend and kinda-in-house artist Mike Clancey.  Feel free to share your picks – or argue with ours – in the comments!

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(Just a reminder: For those of you doing your last minute Christmas shopping on Amazon – which we know some of you are doing – please go there through one of the album links on the side.  That simple click-through will help keep this podcast up and running.  Thanks!)