devin townsend

Coming off last week’s high, we continue covering the release from the end of October.  Hell, I think we are going to be mixing some of those in for the next two weeks. Don’t quote me on that, though. Anyway, while – spoiler alerts – we don’t have the same perfect game, it’s certainly a solid win.  So, I hope you haven’t spent all of your disposable income just yet – you’re going to need some.

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Reviews:
Abysmal Dawn Obsolescence (Relapse)
Bloodshot Dawn – Demons (independent)
Dawnbringer Night of the Hammer (Profound Lore)
Devin Townsend Z2 (InsideOut/Century Media)

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Last week, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by being “those” Metal guys and reviewing mostly Black Metal. This week, we bring back the spice of life and cover four different kinds of metal in our reviews.  We still have a little Black Metal this week, but it’s mixed with a bit of Hardcore, a dash of Death Metal, and a pinch of Progressive.  Kyle is once again MIA, so Brian takes the wheel to  navigate through the various sub-genres and also shares his live review from his recent experience with The Devin Townsend Project and Gojira.

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Reviews: Disperse – Living Mirrors; Enshadowed – Magic Chaos PsychedeliaShai Hulud – Reach Beyond the SunSuffocation – Pinnacle of Bedlam 

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As anybody who has listened to this show a few times knows, I HATE doing these damn lists.    You and I both know the main reason is because I am extremely indecisive.  However, I also detest them because no matter how long I make the list (Kyle gets angry when I do more than 10) I still feel like I am slighting albums that don’t deserve it.   Then out of the albums I do pick, I have to split hairs over which ones I like more than others only to come up with a list I am not even sure I 100% agree with!  In the end, I have to get something together and just say, “Screw it.  It’s close enough.”

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What’s up freaks?  Nick here.  We’re going to be doing a full concert wrap up coming up on Episode 53, but I wanted to just take a minute to recap the epic weekend that your tireless hosts had this past weekend.

Friday night Brian came up to MA and we headed out to the Epic Kings and Idols tour (Stolen Babies, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, and Devin Townsend) at the Worcester Palladium.  We’ll do a band-by-band breakdown later, but suffice it to say, it was excellent.  Most importantly, we had the opportunity to talk to Stolen Babies and setup an interview that we will be recording just before their new album Naught sees its official hard-copy release.  The album is available digitally now.  Go get it!

Saturday we met up with everyone’s favorite punching bag Kyle and a few friends from our college radio days and had a sweet paintball battle.  See Boondock Saints photo. 

Lastly, we wrapped up the weekend with a Skeletonwitch, Havok, and Early Graves tour that came through my neck of the woods and stopped in at The Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke, MA.  Another great show, and a thrashtastic way to wind down the weekend.  We took advantage of the small venue and lack of backstage area to introduce ourselves to the bands and work on setting up a couple interviews.  Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for those and a few other changes that we have in the works for year two!

We’ve got some other changes coming along to improve the show as we enter our second year, but we’re always open to your input and suggestions.  Feel free to leave ideas on our Twitter, Facebook, or right here in the comments!