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Altering Perceptions…Kinda…Maybe…

Sometimes we get an album with so much hype for a reason unbeknown, we go in already kinda confused.  And sometimes we review an album by a band for whom we inexplicably have a certain disdain.  Other times, we justifiably aren’t fond of style, but we decide to give it another go with another band anyway.   This describes three of the four albums we review this week. The fourth…well, we didn’t know anything besides what we sampled, and we liked said samples.  I guess that kinda fits this accidental theme?

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Reviews:
Failure The Heart is a Monster (INresidence)
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches (Nuclear Blast)
Old Wounds – The Suffering Spirit (Good Fight)
Party Cannon – Bong Hit Hospitalisation (Gore House)

**Show note: The embedded song from Party Cannon is actually “Keg Stand By Me”**

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The title of this episode is a bit of a generalization, but in one way or another, all the albums we covered the week missed the mark.  That’s not to say they were bad…it just means that in some aspect, they didn’t quite reach the excellence they could have or maybe meant to.  The opinion of what that aspect is, however, is a little different depending on which host you ask.  And you just said, “Wait, Nick and Brian disagreed on something?”  Yes, we did!  A little bit.  I wouldn’t get to excited if I were you, but yeah, it happened.  One of the times it happens this week is when decided to discuss Revolver’s 10 Essential Nu-Metal Albums.  Yeah, we went there…because we lived through it and own them all.  So do you (probably).  Don’t lie.

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Reviews:
Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade)
The Contortionist – Language (eOne/Good Fight)
Noctem – Exilium (Prosthetic)
Texas in July – Bloodwork (Equal Vision)

First Impressions:
Nero Di Marte – “Pulsar” from Derivae out 10/28 thru Prosthetic
Revocation – “Madness Opus” from Deathless out 10/14 thru Metal Blade

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After having a pretty epic episode last week (if we do say so ourselves), we have a little more low key of an episode here, though no more less eclectic than many of our others. What long time listeners will find interesting here (besides the music itself) is the difference between most the reviews Brian and Nick present.  There might be a “first” in here, which we note near the end, and there are definitely a few rarities.  Hopefully it all adds up to an interesting listen!  (Feel free to let us know either way in the comments.)

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Reviews: ’68 – In Humor and Sadness (eOne / Good Fight); Betraying The MartyrsPhantom (Sumerian); EchoesThe Pursuit (Universal Warning); Monuments – The Amanuensis (Century Media)

(Side)Showcase: Monotony is Misery

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While the slogan of this wonderful podcast is “The best (and worst) in music to make your ears bleed,” and we weekly review music that can cause blood to discharge from said orifice, we rarely get to play the offending music on the show because of legal ambiguity and your show hosts trying not to gain the wrong kind of attention.  This week, however, that all changes.  That’s right…this week we actually have music!  Your three (yes, three this week) hosts still share their totally biased opinions, but now you can actually experience samples of what the hell we are talking about. (If for some reason you don’t want to hear the songs, just skip them…we won’t judge you…much.)  We are very excited to be able to do this, and hopefully will be able to continue this going forward. We’re not going to make any promises, but we will try to make it happen.

Do you like having the music in the episode?  Let us know in the comments!

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Reviews: Byzantine – Byzantine; Paradox – Tales of the WeirdPronostic – Deviated Inner SpectrumWithin the Ruins – Elite 

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