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You’re Doing It Wrong

What’s interesting this week is that album that both of us agree is kind of middle-of-the-road is the one that actually gets it the most right.  The first reviewed album gets it’s mostly right, but left one of us wanting more.  One gets it’s so wrong, we actually spend about 20 minutes talking about it (sorry…kinda…).  And the other is just blah.  Funny how that works out….

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Reviews:
Scale the Summit V (Prosthetic)
Parkway Drive Ire (Epitaph)
Gloryhammer Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (Napalm)
Ritual KillerExterminance (Season of Mist)

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#FBF

This week, your hosts had a little fun taking a trip down memory lane.  Or forgotten memory lane, as it were in some cases.  We don’t cover reissues often on this show, but since this week saw seven or eight of them from Metal Mind and not much of anything else going on, we decided to take a look at some of ’em.  Do you remember any of these?  Do you have any of these?  Or, is this your first time hearing them?  Let us know!

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Reviews:
(all albums are reissues from Metal Mind)
Bleed the Sky Paradigm in Entropy
Coldseed Completion Makes the Tragedy
Echoes of Eternity The Forgotten Goddess
Mantic Ritual – Executioner
Mendeed – The Dead Will Live By Love

First Impressions:
Parkway Drive – “Vice Grip” taken from IRE due September 25, 2015 from Epitaph  Read Full Article

Individual Thought Patterns and the Sound of Perseverance 

Yes, I am intentionally making Death references in the title.  And, also yes, it was inspired by one of our album reviews.  However, those two album names also apply to the rest of the reviews in this episode, which makes me very deep and clever.  Or maybe it just makes me lazy, but either way, they fit. Anyway, you’ll notice that since we overwhelmed you with segments last week, we decided to strip down this show.  Ok, fine. That’s not really how it went down, but just work with me here…

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Reviews:
Gruesome Savage Land (Relapse)
Nightrage – The Puritan (Despotz)
Retox – Beneath California (Epitaph)
Whorion – The Reign of the 7th Sector (Inverse)

Live Review: Every Time I DieThe Marmosets and The Eeries at The Webster Underground in Hartford, CT on April 26th, 2015

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This is it, freaks!  Our Top 20 Albums of 2014!  We all know lists are super subjective and semi-bullshit, but they at least make for good conversation/argument and give you some idea of albums that should be worth your time.  Also, we are review show…we kinda have to do it.

This time, though, we went strictly with our guts.  We each did one draft of our lists before combining them to the final one. No nitpicking and arguing “objectivity” with ourselves.  No giving a shit if placing X higher than Y was trve or kvlt.  What you see is an honest reaction to going over all  200+ albums we reviewed and picking what we liked best.  Obviously our individual lists were longer – and surprisingly diverse considering how many times Nick and I give things the same ratings – but we are both quite pleased with the final rundown.  Maybe we’ll share those personal lists later, but for now, get listening then leave us comments telling us how wrong we are so we can tell you you’re probably right, but argue anyway.

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This past Friday here in America was Independence Day, so many of us attended BBQs and parties this weekend, and many of those attendees probably partied a little too hard because ‘Murica (the guy writing this included). Well, come to think of it, many of you not in America may have done the same thing because it was Saturday night and you didn’t need a reason.  Either way, to help get you through the fun morning after, we have four new album reviews (three of which with music) and six First Impressions (two songs played) that we actually go through quickly! Honest!  There are also a few little news bits in there and the usual fun banter you have come to know and love.

Also, I swear it is coincidence that it is Fourth of July Weekend and the one album we disliked was by a British band.

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Reviews: Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown (Epitaph); The Hell – Groovehammer (Prosthetic); Inanimate Existence – A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement (Unique Leader); Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun (Reprise)

First Impressions:
Overkill – “Armorist” from White Devil Armory out July 22nd thru Nuclear Blast
Darkest Hour – “Wasteland” from Darkest Hour out August 5th thru Sumerian
Pallbearer – “The Ghost I Used To Be” from Foundations of Burden out August 19th thru Profound Lore
Code Orange – “I Am King” from I Am King out September 2nd thru Deathwish
Cannibal Corpse – “Sadistic Embodiment” from A Skeletal Domain out September 16th thru Metal Blade

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