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Four Freakin’ Hundred!

So we have done a lot of episodes in our 8+ years as podcast!  It would have been more if we did change our release format this year, but we still haven’t missed a scheduled show!  This also mean we have listened to a metric fuckton of music, a fun fact Nick details in the show.

Thanks for being with us this far, and we look forward to being with you for years to come!

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Reviews:
Norma Jean – All Hail (Solid State)
Fit for an Autopsy – The Sea of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
Wolves Like UsBrittle Bones (Pelagic)

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Making Up for Last Week

For those of you that stuck around after last week’s oddball episode, A) we thank you and B) we overcompensated the best week could in this episode.  We have real Metal pummeling you from all angles and in various styles.  Prepping for the show this week felt much better on our end. How does it feel on yours?  Let us know in the comments!

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Reviews:
Byzantine To Release is to Resolve
Ghost Ship Octavius – Ghost Ship Octavius
Frosthelm – The Endless Winter (Alkemy Brothers)
Unrest Grindcore (Unspeakable Axe)

First Impression:
Pronostic – “An Atomic Decision” from their forthcoming album An Atomic Decision

…or is the Super Hog Day?  Whatever…today has something to do with a rodent and also SPORTS! Here at the ‘cast, however, none of that really matters since we’re just gonna talk about (and play) heavy music. In addition to our four album reviews this week, we also do a couple of First Impressions!  Been a while, hasn’t it?  Those surround a little chat about our feelings of At The Gate’s announcement of a new album and Tompa’s subsequent interview with Decibel.

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Reviews: Descend – Wither (Inverse); Of Mice and Men – Restoring Force (Rise); Periphery – Clear (Sumerian); Stuntman– Incorporate the Excess (Solar Flare)

First Impressions: The Haunted – “Eye of the Storm”; He Is Legend“Something Witchy”

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For those of you who enjoyed Kyle’s presence last week, I hope you didn’t get too attached.  That pansie apparently can’t handle that much heavy music two weeks in a row. Luckily, Nick and Brian wear the pants in this awkward three-way relationship and are here for their ninety-sixth straight week.  And, this week, they switched up from the last month or so!  Instead of giving you a rundown of new singles in the First Impressions segment, they run down the tours (in the US) happening now through the fall…of which there are A LOT. So many, in fact, that they can’t even get to them all here! If you gotta catch them all, then you should follow us on Google + to get all the info.

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Reviews: Chimaira – Crown of Phantoms (eOne); Mumakil*  – Flies Will Starve (Relapse); Old Gods – Stylized Violence (Forge Again); Razormaze – Annihilatia

*We apparently were butchering Mumakil’s name during the show.  Here is how to say it, plus a fun fact Brian forgot to share: Mumakil (pronounced “moom-a-keel”) is taken from the Lord of the Rings and is of the Speech of Men of the East, allies of Sauron. It’s a plural word for the oliphaunts: gigantic, multi-tusked elephant-like behemoths which struck fear into the hearts of those they faced.

**Since we’re doing asterisks this week, for those of you who are new to the podcast or may have forgotten, our intro and outro music are the sweet sounds of BY NIGHT, who have awesomely allowed us to use their music. Go check them out!