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Stockholm Syndrome

We follow with three bands this week to see how their latest releases strike us.  Do they hold our attention and have us defending them?  Or do we want to break free and move on with our lives?

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Reviews:
Amon Amarth Berserker (Metal Blade)
Grand Magus Wolf God (Nuclear Blast)
October TideIn Splendor Below (Agonia)

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Out of Shape Shirtless Guppy

We are now back to our regularly scheduled programming.  So, that means you stuck with just Nick and Brian, but you get three new album reviews and a whole slew of live reviews since Nick was busy this last week.

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Reviews:
Filter Crazy Eyes (Wind Up)
Mantar – Ode to the Flame (Nuclear Blast)
Primitive Weapons – The Future of Death (Party Smasher Inc.)

Live Reviews:
The Sword, Royal Thunder at Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton, MA on April 15, 2016
KvelertakTorcheWild Throne at Middle East (downstairs in Cambridge, MA on April 17, 2016

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Rock is Not Dead, but Maybe Nu-Metal Should Be

Despite Marilyn Manson’s proclamation in 1998, Rock is not dead.  It just kind of went into hiding.  Rock hid in the underground, and also holed up with some other sub-genres…which it started doing way before 1998. Anyway, another thing that largely went into hiding only to rear it’s head again is Nu-Metal.  While we have presented a few exceptions on this here podcast, we have probably given more examples as to why Nu-Metal should have stayed hidden.  Unfortunately, we have an argument for the latter again this week.  Oh, and we have some first impressions to discuss too, so if you are still reading this, hopefully you have started the show already.

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Reviews:
Entombed A.D. Dead Dawn (Century Media)
Bombus
Repeat Until Death (Century Media)
American Head Charge Tango Umbrella (Napalm)

First Impressions:
Kvelertak – “1985” from Nattesford, out May 13th from Roadrunner Records
Skeletonwitch – “Well of Despair”, a new single out now with a new EP due this summer
Aborted – “Retrogore” from Retrogore, out April 22nd from Century Media

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