It’s that time of the year again! That’s right, we have all of little lists that aren’t our favorite albums of the year! Also keeping with tradition, Mr. Mike Clancey joins us to discuss our favorite artwork of the year.
Between these new albums, our ABC pic, and the two live reviews, we had lot to discuss this week…and discuss we did! We’d like to talk you too, so share your thoughts in the comments!
Exhumed – Horror (Relapse)
Insomnium – Heart Like a Grave (Century Media)
Gatecreeper – Deserted (Relapse)
Rock and Shock featuring Revocation, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer, Psycroptic, Korpiklaani, and Eluveitie and more at the Palladium in Worcester, MA on October 11, 2019
The Berserker Tour featuring Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, and Grand Magus at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY on October 12, 2019
Continuing last week’s exploration of shit we missed in 2014, we have four more choice cuts from various year end lists. The difference is that this week, everything is rated higher overall. Really, that’s good news for everybody involved…especially your hosts since we have to listen to it all. Rounding out the show, we have our first live review of 2015 – which leads to a discussion about live production – and we discuss albums that will/might/we want to come out this year.
Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall (Martyrdom Productions/Profound Lore)
Inferi – The Path of Apotheosis (The Artisan Era)
Midnight – No Mercy for Mayhem (Hell’s Headbangers)
Svffer – Lies We Live (Per Koro Records/Vendetta)
Live Review: Dark Tranquillity, Insomnium, Winter Nights @ Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on January 4, 2015
May the 4th Be With You!! Han and Chewie (you can decide who is who) guide you through four star destroyers, five tie fighters and through one trench run to bring an action-packed show. It’s gonna take a little more time than a Kessel Run but this hunk-of-junk podcast has it where it counts and we get you through safely.
Reviews: Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto (Century Media); Devil You Know – The Beauty of Destruction (Nuclear Blast); Floor – Oblation (Season of Mist); Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun (Century Media)
Misery Index – “The Killing Gods” from The Killing Gods out May 27th on Season of Mist
Tombs – “Edge of Darkness” from Savage Gold out June 10th on Relapse
Circle of Contempt – “Filth” from forthcoming album
Machine Head – “Killers & Kings (demo)” from forthcoming album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Slayer – “Implode” from forthcoming album on Nuclear Blast
Live Review: “Worldwide Plagues Tour” featuring ReVamp, Sabaton, and Iced Earth on April 18, 2014 at Best Buy Theater in New York, NY
Don’t be fooled by the fact there are only two album reviews this week…we give you more than your (hypothetical) money’s worth. Around these two album reviews, Brian and Nick have live reviews for concerts from those bands. As you can also see, we brought back First Impressions with a respectable eight cuts. What you cannot see, though, is there are six new tracks that we shove in your earhole. So grab a drink, sit back, and soak it all in. Or leave comments right here as you listen to the show and join the conversation. Whatever works for you.
Reviews: Carcass – Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast); Katatonia – Dethroned & Uncrowned (Kscope)
Live Reviews: Carcass w/ Immolation @ Gramercy Theater, New York, NY on 9/26/13; Katatonia and Cult of Luna w/ TesseracT and Intronaut @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA on 9/23/13 and @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY on 9/24/13