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Sick Music for (Hopefully Not) Sick People

I usually put something funny here, but this time i am going to reiterate something from the top of the episode – A lot of industries are getting hit hard, and it will only get worse before it gets better.  Small/indie bands – particularly Metal bands – are going to have it bad.  A lot of bands we follow make their living on the road, pushing their albums, selling merch, and now have their tours are canceled or postponed. I am sure you have seen many write how financially devastating this is.

S0, if you have been putting off buying a shirt, vinyl, digital download, whatever, NOW is the time to buy (if you are able). Even constantly streaming your favorite bands will help.  It’s going to take the whole community keep these bands afloat.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.  Stay Metal.  Help each other.

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Reviews:
Tombs – Monarchy of Shadows (Season of Mist)
Xenobiotic – Mordrake (Unique Leader)
Beneath The Massacre Fearmonger (Century Media)
SvegahliNightmares of Our Own Design
Hot Graves – Haunted Graves (Redefining Darkness)

They’re Being Followed

As you may realize, we try to keep up with a LOT of bands.  Many we come across fade away, or we may give up on.  Many we try to stick with, even if out of sheer curiosity for ourselves, or just for the sake of the show.  Well, this week, we have been watching all three bands for all of most of their careers, and we are just as excited as many of you to see what they are up to now.

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Reviews:
Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade)
Kvelertak – Splid (Rise)
Great America Ghost Power Through Terror (eOne Heavy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweet and Salty

We actually kick this show off talking about some upcoming shows, most of which aren’t for a few months.  If we are missing something, please let us know in the comments!  After that, we have a mixed bag of releases this week, in both quality and style.  Feel free to comments on these too….

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Reviews:
Equipoise Demiurgus (The Artisan Era)
Deserted Fear Drowned by Humanity (Century Media)
Dead KiwisSystematic Home Run

 

C is for
Candy

 

 

 

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Darkness in Many Forms

Atmospheric and brooding.  Gothic and creepy. Venomous and aggressive. These are just some of the ways we get to hear the dark this week.  Generally speaking, they are all enjoyable, it just comes down to what you prefer.  If you’re not sure, just stick through he show and try them all!

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Reviews:
MastodonCold Dark Place (Reprise)
Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay (Nuclear Blast)
Great American GhostHatred Stems from the Seed (Good Fight)
Vices to VeilsExist Expire

Live Review:
Gojira, Torche, and Code Orange at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT on October 6, 2017

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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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