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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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Feel the Power

When something is described as “Extreme Metal”, you probably think of grinding, brutal, violent Metal.  If that is one extreme, though, that means there is another.  That other is likely some form of Power Metal – epic, symphonic, and fantasy-driven. We don’t quite go to the far end of this extreme, but we wander down that path to bring you this week’s album reviews.

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Reviews:
Iced Earth – Incorruptible (Century Media)
Unleash the Archers Apex (Napalm)
Sunburst Fragments of Creation (Inner Wound)

First Impression:
The Erkonauts – “Seven Macaw” single from Indie Recordings

Live Review:
Sevendust 20th Anniversary show w/ He Is Legend, Never Your Zero, and New Theory at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ on June 22, 2017

Men of Folklore

Brian legit expected one of these bands to have existed in the late 80’s and have reformed.  That would have been some good made-up back story.  One of these bands accuse some dude of actually being the fictitious back story.  The other third…well, they don’t really fit the gag, so just make something up yourself.

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Reviews:
He Is Legend few (Spinefarm)
Shores of Null Black Drapes for Tomorrow (Candlelight)
Vampire – With Primeval Force (Century Media)

First Impressions:
Goatwhore – “Vengeful Ascension” from Vengeful Ascension out June 23rd from Metal Blade

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So Fresh and So…or Maybe Not So Much

The title isn’t suggesting there is a bunch of garbage awaiting you in this episode.  It’s just noting that some of the content, even while good, is not as good as it could be.  It also references one host’s Bandcamp pick for the week.  Listen through and you’ll get it.  Trust me.

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Reviews:
Mutiny WithinOrigins
Carnal Decay You Owe You Pay (Rising Nemesis)
Sunvoid Through the Dazzling Illusion

First Impressions:
He Is Legend – “Sand” from Few out April 28th from Spinefarm

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