Didn’t See that Coming
Here it is! The moment you have all (probably) been waiting for! Go listen to our choices and feel free to talk with us about them in the comments.
It seems like oxymoronic to call any Metal music “comfortable” but I think a lot of us find it comfortable and/or safe in number of ways. When a band becomes comfortable or safe, though, that can be a good – like they found their “groove” – or bad – like they didn’t try hard enough. All of this comes up with our reviews, to varying degrees, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Destrage – The Chosen One (Metal Blade)
Idle Hands – Mana (Eisenwald)
Employed to Serve – Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm)
Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire, Inferi, Virvum, and Wormhole at Once Ballroom in Boston, MA on May 25, 2019
One of these things is a lot less like the others, but those other have a lot going on within themselves, so it all kinda works out in the end. Didn’t follow that? Then just get listening and it will make sense by the end of the show.
Car Bomb – Meta
Goes Cube – Shadows Swallowed the Flood (Old Flame)
Destrage – A Means to No End (Metal Blade)
Code Orange – “Forever” taken from Forever out January 13, 2017 from Roadrunner
For those of you who use our super helpful release lists, you know that this past week was a really slow week releases. So, to compensate, this week’s show has quite the variety. We do have a brand new album but we also threw in a few older albums of bands we (and maybe you) were introduced to within the last year. As if that wasn’t enough Metal goodness, we also take a look into the future with a whole bunch of First Impressions.
Reviews: Destrage – The King is Fat ‘N’ Old (Coroner); Hate – Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel of Malice & Hatred (Listenable); Saille – Irreversible Decay (Code 666); Triptykon – Melena Chasmata (Century Media)
Enabler – “Prey” or “New Life” from La Fin Absolue Du Monde out May 27 via Creator-Destructor Records and Earsplit Compound
Wovenwar – “All Rise” from debut album out summer 2014 via Metal Blade
Vallenfyre – “Odius Bliss” from Splinters out May 13 via Century Media
Mastodon – “High Road” from Once More Round The Sun out June via Reprise
Killer Be Killed – “Wings of Feathers and Wax” and “Face Down” from Killer Be Killed out May 13 via Nuclear Blade
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What is Hardcore? How old does something have to be to be “old school”? Do guitarists really need their own side-projects? These are just some (or maybe all) of the deep, heavy questions we take a stab at in this week’s episode. Do you think you know the answers or just want to throw your two cents in? Then leave a comment and get in not he conversation.
Reviews: Architects (UK) – Lost Together//Lost Forever (Epitaph); Conquering Dystopia – Conquering Dystopia (independent); Destrage – Are You Kidding Me? No. (Metal Blade); Polar – Shadowed by Vultures (Prosthetic)