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(Dis)comfort Zone

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!

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Reviews:
Destrage The Chosen One (Metal Blade)
Idle Hands Mana (Eisenwald)
Employed to ServeEternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm)

Live Review:
Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire, Inferi, Virvum, and Wormhole at Once Ballroom in Boston, MA on May 25, 2019

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Vocally Challenged

While this week’s show is a “standard” episode, it was probably more challenging for us than last week’s show. If you are asking yourself “Why?” now, then you should know the answer is “listen and find out.”  And, as always, feel free to agree or disagree with our assessments in the comments or over on social media.

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Reviews:
Decrepit Birth – Axis Mundi (Nuclear Blast)
Enfold Darkness Adversary Omnipotent (Artisan Era)
Employed to Serve Warmth of a Dying Sun (Holy Roar)

First Impression:
Wvrm – “Bag of Blades” from Can You Hear the Wind Howl? EP out late August through To Live a Lie Records

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