After a fun trip to a land where Nu-Metal is still a thing and an actual fun trip Brian took driving almost 3,000 miles around this country, we’re back with a show featuring albums you probably care about and have a real chance of liking.  Oh, you didn’t realize one of your hosts wasn’t around?  That’s because he’s ninja.  That, and your hosts are crafty mofos. But it was all for your benefit, so don’t dwell on it too much.  Just listen tot he show and the sweet jams within.


Reviews: DragonForce – Maximum Overload (Metal Blade); He Is Legend Heavy Fruit (Tragic Hero); Nothing More – Nothing More (Eleven Seven); Pallbearer Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore)

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If you aren’t the kind of Metal-head who likes a little bit of everything, you are going to find yourself using chapter skip a lot this episode. However, since you are listening to this show, we would be inclined to assume you are that kind of Metal-head, in which case, we have you covered.  From hellish soundtracks to folkiness to progressive to pirates, we just happen to touch on about as many heavy music styles as we can within the span of an episode between out new album reviews and First Impressions.  It may get a little jarring…but you have been warned.


Reviews: The Atlas Moth The Old Believer (Profound Lore); Equilibrium – Erdentempel (Nuclear Blast); Septicflesh – Titan (Prosthetic); Vanna – Void (Pure Noise)

First Impressions:
Alestorm – “Drink” from Sunset of the Golden Age out August 5th thru Napalm
Eluveitie – “King” from Origins out August 5th thru Nuclear Blast
He Is Legend – “Miserable Company” from Heavy Fruit out August 19th thru Tragic Hero
DragonForce – “The Game” from Maximum Overload out August 19th thru Metal Blade
In Flames – “Through Oblivion” from Siren Charms out September 9 thru Sony/RED
Skyharbor – “Evolution” from forthcoming, crowdfunded album via Basick Records

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Kyle gets back in the saddle this week to reveal our official list of proper concert etiquette.  This is something we have mentioned doing in past episodes, but in the last couple of weeks, your hosts have attended a couple of shows where we got to observe the happenings more closely and finalize this list.  These shows include Fair To Midland and Dead Letter Circus, as well as The Black Dahlia Murder’s headlining run, which are both reviewed in this episode.  This list, which should be followed by you…yeah, I’m talking to you…and everybody else will be posted on this site for reference and modification, if need be. Oh, and we also review some new albums and talk about other heavy-music related things, per usual, AND we reveal the winner our Jeff Loomis album giveaway!

Reviews: DragonForce – The Power WithinWith Knives – Schadenfreude; Skyharbor – Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos