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Seasonality

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!

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Reviews:
Exhumed – Horror (Relapse)
Insomnium Heart Like a Grave (Century Media)
Gatecreeper – Deserted (Relapse)

Live Reviews:
Rock and Shock featuring Revocation, Skeletal RemainsConjurer, Psycroptic, Korpiklaani, and Eluveitie and more at the Palladium in Worcester, MA on October 11, 2019

The Berserker Tour featuring Amon AmarthArch EnemyAt the Gates, and Grand Magus at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY on October 12, 2019

T is for
Target (Chile)

 

 

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Lucky Number Seven

We hit another milestone!  Seven years straight of a couple of Metal fans sharing their thoughts on new Metal albums.  Sure, not all of them have been posted “on time,” but for 364 weeks in a row we have posted episodes, working around natural disasters, vacations, and commitments to our actual jobs..  And this is about as much special attention as this is gonna get.

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Korpiklaani Kulkija (Nuclear Blast)
Krisiun Scourge of the Enthroned (Century Media)
SkyharborSunshine Dust (eOne/Good Fight)

 

Colorado
Spit Black

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Upstarts and Old Farts

Ok, “old farts” isn’t really fair, but it sounds good in the title.  The point is half the reviews this week come from more established acts, while the other half (and our showcase) are still wet behind the ears.  Who does it better?  Well, that’s what you’re here to find out, right?  So get listening and let us know what you think!

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Reviews:
Korpiklaani Noita (Nuclear Blast)
Coliseum – Anxiety’s Kiss (Deathwish)
The Crinn Shadowbreather (independent)
The Raven Autarchy – The Obscene Deliverance (independent)

(Side)Showcase: No Way

First Impressions:
Dead Letter Circus – “While You Wait” taken from their forthcoming album due late winter from UNFD 

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We have a solid show for you this week.  Good discussion, no fights, no real tangents, just good talk of heavy music. The reviews make for some good discussions based on their respective types of metal, which range from Folk to Doom/Gothic. The First Impressions alone run the gamut from Black/Folk/Progressive Metal to whatever you categorize Stone Sour as, so that keep things fresh as well.  Oh, and we take a few quick stabs at Five Finger Death Punch.  Why do they even get mentioned, you ask?  Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out.

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Reviews: Darkness By Oath – Near Death Experience; The Foreshadowing – Oionos and Second WorldKorpiklaani – Manala

First Impressions: Asking Alexandria – “Run Free”; Enslaved – “Thoughts Like Hammers”; Monuments – “Degenerate”; Stone Sour – “Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero”

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