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It’s New Year’s! Let’s Argue!

As our final act of 2017, we now present to you our collective Top 30 Albums of 2017!  Feel free to let us know your favorites – or argue about ours – in the comments!

We also want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who listen to this podcast and support us in any way. It is not always easy making keeping up with this show alongside our day jobs and living the rest of our lives, but in the end, we do really enjoy it all.  We truly appreciate all of you who listen, whether you are in a state next door or a country on the other side of the world.

We hope you had a great 2017 and we wish you an even better 2018!

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Just Different Enough

Don’t you just love when an album is immediate?  When it is familiar, yet still fresh?  When it plays on some of your favorite things without sounding exactly like something you have heard before?  If you answered “no” to any of these questions, just come back for 313.

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Reviews:
Comeback KidOutsider (Nuclear Blast)
DyscarnateWith All Their Might (Unique Leader)
EndThe Unforgiving Arms of God (Good Fight)

First Impression:
Vespera – “Obsidian Dreams” single

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The Ultimate Collaboration

We have four new albums, three of which are from bands previously reviewed on the podcast. This week’s show has quite a mix of stuff, but is pretty straightforward. As such, so is this write-up.  Just get listening.

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Reviews:
The Black Dahlia Murder Abysmal (Metal Blade)
Tesseract Polaris (Kscope)
Crossfaith Xeno (Razor & Tie)
Of Feather and Bone – Embrace the Wretched Flesh (Good Fight)

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At Long Lasting Impression

This week marks the return of First Impressions! I know you’re excited…stop trying to hide it. While we may have dropped an album review to fit in the previews, we compensate by playing SEVEN songs this episode!  So, it all balances out in the end.

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Reviews:
Amorphis Under the Red Cloud (Nuclear Blast)
Ramming Speed No Epitaphs (Prosthetic)
Axis Show Us Your Greed (Good Fight)

First Impressions:
Skyharbor – “Out of Time”, new single out now
Parkway Drive – “Crushed” from Ire out 9/25 from Epitaph
40 Below Summer – “Mangina” from Transmission Infrared out independently on 10/6
Trivium – “Until the World Goes Cold” from Silence in the Snow out 10/2 from Roadrunner
Horrendous – “Sum of All Failures” from Anareta out 10/27 from Dark Descent
Baroness – “Chlorine & Wine” from Purple out 12/18 from Relapse

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TWO F**KING HUNDRED

For two hundred straight weeks, this show has be availability on or about every Sunday.  So, to, uh, celebrate, we did this one like most of our first hundred shows.  That’s right, freaks – The ROCK(Jock) makes a triumphant return to the podcast, bring his crotchety, jaded, yet unique perspective to this week’s reviews.

We’d also like to sincerely thank all of you who have listened to the show, sent us your band’s music, or otherwise supported this podcast in some way over the past two hundred weeks.  We wouldn’t be doing this without you!*

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*Ok, we might, but it wouldn’t be as good or fun.

Reviews:
Thy Art Is Murder Holy War (Nuclear Blast)
Deathrite Revelation of Chaos (Prosthetic)
Great American Ghost – Everyone Leaves (Good Fight)
Solipsist – The Burning Mass (Ferocious)

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