It’s that time of the year again! That’s right, we have all of little lists that aren’t our favorite albums of the year! Also keeping with tradition, Mr. Mike Clancey joins us to discuss our favorite artwork of the year.
Between these new albums, our ABC pic, and the two live reviews, we had lot to discuss this week…and discuss we did! We’d like to talk you too, so share your thoughts in the comments!
Exhumed – Horror (Relapse)
Insomnium – Heart Like a Grave (Century Media)
Gatecreeper – Deserted (Relapse)
Rock and Shock featuring Revocation, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer, Psycroptic, Korpiklaani, and Eluveitie and more at the Palladium in Worcester, MA on October 11, 2019
The Berserker Tour featuring Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, and Grand Magus at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY on October 12, 2019
We have talked about the evolution of a band’s sound or sudden shifts in style many times before on this here show. Well guess what? Those discussions happen again this week, based on varied examples. You have been warned.
Exhumed – Death Revenge (Relapse)
Enslaved – E (Nuclear Blast)
Veil of Maya – False Idol (Sumerian)
In Search of Sun – Virgin Mother Funk (Spinefarm)
It’s been a few weeks since we have had an episode where neither host gave a rating below 3. Well, good news freaks! We are breaking that streak with week with only average ratings and above. Are you as pleased with these albums as we are? Use that comment section to share!
The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave (Nuclear Blast)
Aetheric – Serpents Beneath the Shrine
Aether Realm – Tarot
Exhumed – “Defenders of the Grave” from Death Revenge out October 13, 2017 through Relapse Records (link also discusses the album concept)
Creeping ever closer to our hundredth episode, we bring you another week of new releases, head-bangin’ tunes, and no Rock(jock). Amongst the business-as-usual, we have a live review of the Summer Slaughter tour stop in NYC and another entry into our ever-growing (Side)Showcase with Progressive Metal Bostonians Lattermath. Also, for those of you who think Brian doesn’t go low enough with his ratings as often as he should, make sure you listen here to find out which of these albums gets added to that short list.
Reviews: Arsonists Get All The Girls – Listen to the Color; Deadlock – The Arsonists (Napalm); Exhumed – Necrocracy (Relapse); Revocation – Revocation (Relapse)