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Yeah, We Did It Too

As we discussed in 2019 closer Episode 405, we made “best of the decade” list too.  After collaborating on the 2010 picks (the podcast hadn’t started yet), we took the top 3 albums from each of our “Best of the Year” lists.  Since we didn’t want to repeat bands, we then together picked the best of the repeat offenders.  Next, we individually ranked the remaining albums before finally compiling them like we do the other “Best of the Year” lists.

Ya follow all that?  Good.

The result is solid, albeit a little odd. Remember, both of our likes, dislikes, preferences, tolerances, etc. have changed a lot over the years.  This list is reflective of the show throughout the years filtered through our current tastes, but maybe not really representative of either host individually, or as we maybe would retroactively rank albums (if we could).  So, while you could argue with us about glaring omissions and the such, don’t bother.  We did it this way to be fair to the recorded history of the show and, well – honestly – we didn’t have the time or willpower to start from scratch.  (That list would have been really weird!)

So, without further ado…

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Listapaloozamania Ends Now!

Merry Christmas freaks!  It’s been an, uh, interesting year.  We sincerely thank each and every one of you who listen to this podcast and support us in any way.  It is a fair amount of work, but even more fun, and it means a lot that we have all of you enjoying it! So thanks again being with us in 2016, and we look forward to a (hopefully better) 2017!  And now, enjoy our top albums of the year!!

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P.S.  As you heard last week, in this episode and may have read in comments recently, Nick and I overlooked a few releases when talking about Most Disappointing, Best Debut, etc. You should know by now we aren’t always the sharpest crayons in the box. Well, adding to that list, we neglected to mention an EP we both enjoyed – Welcome to Poetry 201 by The Nietzsche. (Check out our 4 star review HERE if you missed it.) Sorry about that guys! 

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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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Enjoy the Violence

Last week, we showed you some new finds.  This week, we have some returning favorites, including two highly anticipated albums! One of them was pretty much a guaranteed winner while the other was definitely less decided going into it…and kinda stayed so ever after the review.  This would be the opportune time for you listener to share your thoughts in the comments and keeps the discussion going. Just sayin’…

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Reviews:
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us (Nuclear Blast)
Gojira Magma (Roadrunner)
Wayfarer – Old Souls (Prosthetic)

First Impression:
Every Time I Die – “The Coin Has a Say” from Low Teens due out September 23, 2016 from Epitaph

Live Review:
Nails at The Marlin Room (Webster Hall) in New York, NY on June 22, 2016

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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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