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It’s a week before Christmas and all through the podcast we were stirring, bitching, and moaning about making lists.  I mean, we go through this every year, so you think we would just get over it. Anyway, as in years past, we have a few other short lists like Best Artwork (which you can see below), Most Disappointing, and Worst Albums. Enjoy these treats this week, and come back next week for the 2016 grand finale!


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See what I did there?  Ok, cool.  Moving on…well, actually, I don’t really have anything to add here this week. There is definitely plenty to talk about though, so listen to the show and start a conversation with us in the comments.


Despised Icon Beast (Century Media)
Equilibrium Armageddon (Nuclear Blast)
Dead Ranch Antler Royale (No List)

First Impression:
Metallica – “Hardwired” from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct out November 18th through Blackened Recordings

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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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While it may look more subtle to some of your listeners, it was readily apparent to your hosts that some of the reviewing has indeed matured past the “I don’t like Death Metal, so this album sucks” or “this band has done the same album a bunch of times, so I know this new one is going to suck before I listen to it.”  Obviously, personal tastes in certain sub-genres and preferences toward a band’s sound is still going to play a role, but, generally speaking, there is a less bias going into the reviews.  And if Brian’s scream at one of Kyle’s reviews doesn’t drive this home, then we don’t know what will.

Reviews: God Forbid – EquilibriumNaglfar – Teras; Overkill – The Electric Age

Exhume To Consume: Himsa