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Three’s Company…or Three’s a Crowd…

This week’s show follows a very similar trend to last week’s: there’s some awesome 5 (chaos)star releases, there  is one utter disappointment, and the rest fall in between.  Kinda strange how that worked out. There is one major difference this week, but it is obvious enough that I don’t need to explain it to you here.

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Reviews:
The Ongoing Concept Handmade (Solid State)
iwrestledabearonce Hail Mary (Artery)
Wilson – Right to Rise (Razor & Tie)
Witch of the Waste – Made of Teeth (independent)
Neck of the Woods – Neck of the Woods (independent)

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Lured back with the promise of two controversial reviews, Kyle returns after one of his usual, unexplained hiatuses.  While he only got one true bout of all-out disagreement, he did stick around the whole show to assist in this week’s five new album reviews, all of which are accompanied by new music! However, we think he got his money’s worth out of said review.  Now, there real question is, “Will he return next week?”  Nick and Brian’s guess, “No” but stranger things have happened.

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Reviews: Dead in the Dirt – The Blind Hole (Southern Lord); iwrestledabearonce  – Late for Nothing (Century Media); James LaBrie – Impermanent Resonance (InsideOut); Norma Jean – Wrongdoers (Razor & Tie); Oathbreaker – Eros|Anteros (Deathwish)

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Lots of good music this week, especially if you tend to side with Brian’s reviews.  Nick likes the albums this week as well, but not quite as much. And Kyle? Well, we will probably never know since…you guessed it…he’s touring the country with an actual sideshow as the bearded lady.  Anyway, the First Impressions this week were a little more varied in quality than the albums.  If you want to judge for yourself, head to our Google + page and look ’em up.

Oh, and anybody (besides Nick) that can tell me what song (I’ll also accept band) the episode title is referencing gets bonus points.  It may lose something without the inflections, but some of you may be keen enough to get it.

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Reviews: Antigama – Meteor (Selfmadegod); The Black Dahlia Murder  Everblack (Metal Blade); Darkane – The Sinister Supremacy (Prosthetic); Lavinia  Take Shelter EP (Mylene Sheath); Power Trip – Manifest Decimation (Southern Lord)

First Impressions: Conducting from the Grave – “Honor Guide Me”; Deadlock – “Dead City Sleepers”; iwrestledabearonce – “Thunder Chunky”; Old Gods – “From Beyond”; Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – “Bedridden”; Revocation – “The Hive”; The Safety Fire – “Red Hatchet”

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