Holy Roar Records

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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Gimme a D

I could make some “D” jokes here, but we do that a bit in the episode, so I’ll try not to go too deep.  It’s really hard, but I also don’t really get off on those kind of jokes, so I’ll just keep them in hand to shoot off another time.  We wouldn’t to blow it before we even start.

(OK that’s it, I swear)

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Reviews:
Black Matter Device Hostile Architecture
Horndal Remains (Prosthetic)
MinorsAbject Bodies (Holy Roar)

D is for
Decrescent

This Year’s Shit We Missed from Last Year

It’s that time of year again!  That’s right, not much had been released yet, so we looked back at some lauded released that seemed to have eluded us until now.  The question we try to answer is, “Do they live up to the hype?”  Well, listen and find out!

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Rolo Tomasi Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It (Holy Roar)
Haken Vektor (Inside Out)
Night VersesFrom the Gallery of Sleep (Equal Vision)
DaughtersYou Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)

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Vocally Challenged

While this week’s show is a “standard” episode, it was probably more challenging for us than last week’s show. If you are asking yourself “Why?” now, then you should know the answer is “listen and find out.”  And, as always, feel free to agree or disagree with our assessments in the comments or over on social media.

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Reviews:
Decrepit Birth – Axis Mundi (Nuclear Blast)
Enfold Darkness Adversary Omnipotent (Artisan Era)
Employed to Serve Warmth of a Dying Sun (Holy Roar)

First Impression:
Wvrm – “Bag of Blades” from Can You Hear the Wind Howl? EP out late August through To Live a Lie Records

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