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In Search of Self

As we get older and experience more heavy music and the many different styles, we hone in on what we like (and loathe).  We sometimes find ourselves enjoying styles we didn’t previously while outgrowing others.  For better or worse, bands do something similar with their own sound, that rarely sits well…at least while they are figuring that out.

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Reviews:
Parkway Drive – Reverence (Epitaph)
Homewrecker Hell is Here Now (Good Fight)
Ingested – The Level Above Human (Unique Leader)

 

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Abrasive (əˈbrāsiv)

Big hooks and pleasant melodies are all well and good, but sometimes you just want the aural equivalent of sandpaper.  You need something visceral, pissed off, scathing…you need something like three quarters of this week’s reviews.

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Reviews:
Converge – The Dusk in Us (Deathwish/Epitaph)
God Mother – Vilselded (Party Smasher)
Complete Failure – Crossburner (Season of Mist)
Embrace the Dawn – The Effigist
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Adrenaline Injection

The bands we cover this week have all stepped up their game from their respective last albums, which is nice to hear.  Yeah, I know we haven’t discussed one of the bands before, but just take my word for it.  Or don’t…go listen to both albums for yourself.  Just come back and comment “you were right.”

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Reviews:
The Haunted Strength in Numbers (Century Media)
Inanimate Existence Underneath a Melting Sky (The Artisan Era)
Get the Shot Infinite Punishment (New Damage Records)

First Impression:
Converge – “I Can Tell You About Pain” from The Dusk In Us out November 3, 2017 through Epitaph/Deathwish

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We Need to Start Having Better Closers

This is the third week in row that the closing review on this show is for an album (it turns out) we are now very fond of. This week, however, we have a hell of an opener, and no, it is not just because it is ETID.  Listen to the show and you’ll figure it out pretty quickly.

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Reviews:
Every Time I Die Low Teens (Epitaph)
Allegaeon Proponent for Sentience (Metal Blade)
The Agonist Five (Napalm)

First Impression:
Dark Tranquillity – “The Pitiless” taken from Atoma out November 4th from Century Media

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