gothic metal

Opinions May Differ

It’s pretty uncommon that your hosts disagree with the majority of the content within an episode.  Every now and then, though, it happens, and you actually get some opposing views and different number ratings.  This is one of those episodes.

Feel free to chime in with your own thoughts in the comments!

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Reviews:
Paradise LostMedusa (Nuclear Blast)
SepticfleshCodex Omega (Prosthetic/Season of Mist)
CripperFollow Me: Kill! (Metal Blade)

First Impression:
Toothgrinder – “The Shadow” from Phantom Amour out on November 10, 2017 through Spinefarm

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Inconsistent Speeds

It is said “variety is the spice of life.” You don’t get much more “variety” than listening to 15 minute long Doom songs next to minute and a half long furious Hardcore Punk songs. We at least do you a solid and throw some Mathcore-ish stuff in the middle. It makes the transition easier.  Trust me.

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Reviews:
SubRosa For This We Fought the Battle of the Ages  (Profound Lore)
The Nietzsche – Welcome to Poetry 201
Lies – Abuse/Plague

First Impression:
Heaven Shall Burn – “Bring the War Home” from Wanderer out September 16th from Century Media

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What Were They Thinking?

The episode title really only refers to two out of the five bands we discuss this week.  But those two…oh man.  It’s that situation where you want to be in the band’s collective head so you can try to see things from their perspective and understand why they think what they recorded is good. I’d also like to know which people at the labels went “yeah, let’s throw money at this to promote and release it!”   That’d be an interesting interview…

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Reviews:
Death Angel The Evil Divide (Nuclear Blast)
Lacuna Coil Delirium (Century Media)
Thrice – To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere (Vagrant)

First Impression:
Dropout – “The End” from forthcoming album
Machine Head – “Is There Anybody Out There?” single

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Dark Tunes for Sunny Days

We have a fully stacked episode for you this week!  Three album reviews, two First Impressions, one live review, and whole lot of Metal! You’re getting a little late start (sorry about that) so I’ll skip further banter and let you get listening.

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Reviews:
Aborted Retrogore (Century Media)
October Tide Winged Waltz (Agonia)
The Foreshadowing Seven Heads Ten Horns (Cyclone Empire)

Live Reviews:
Amon AmarthEntombed A.D. , Exmortus at Playstation Theatre in New York, NY on April 22, 2016

First Impressions:
Nails – “You Will Never Be One of Us” off You Will Never Be One Of Us out June 17th from Nuclear Blast
Gojira – “Stranded” from Magma out June 17th from Roadrunner

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