Live Review

(Dis)comfort Zone

It seems like oxymoronic to call any Metal music “comfortable”  but I think a lot of us find it comfortable and/or safe in number of ways.  When a band becomes comfortable or safe, though, that can be a good – like they found their “groove” – or bad – like they didn’t try hard enough.  All of this comes up with our reviews, to varying degrees, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

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Reviews:
Destrage The Chosen One (Metal Blade)
Idle Hands Mana (Eisenwald)
Employed to ServeEternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm)

Live Review:
Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire, Inferi, Virvum, and Wormhole at Once Ballroom in Boston, MA on May 25, 2019

J is for
Journal

 

 

 

 

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Ain’t Nuthin’ but a G Thang

This episode is stuffed to the brim with content! We review FOUR albums, cover the letter ‘G’ for our ABCs, and have a live review!  So, I’ll save you some time by not filling this space with letter-based jokes and let you get right to listening.

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Reviews:
Periphery Periphery IV: Hail Stan (3 Dot)
Allegaeon Apoptosis (Metal Blade)
WormwitchHeaven that Dwells Within (Prosthetic)
PolarNova (Nuclear Blast)

Live Review:
Chaos and Carnage Tour 2019 featuring Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Spite, Fallujah, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on April 18, 2019

G is for
Gomorrah

 

 

 

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Thankful for Death Metal

Thanksgiving is this week in the USA, so we are giving thanks for all Metal.  This show in particular focuses of a few forms of Death Metal, including our live review, so we are extra thankful for the brutality it brings.

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Hate Eternal Upon Desolate Sands (Season of Mist)
Nothgard Malady X (Metal Blade)
LanguishUnworthy (Prosthetic)

Live Review:
The “Death Chopping North America: Farewell Frank Tour 2018” w/ SuffocationCattle DecapitationKrisiun, and Visceral Disgorge at Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on November 16, 2018

 

Oklahoma
Dischordia

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Last Reviews of 2017

Yup, you read that right.  These are the final album reviews of the year.  So, get ready to start arguing with us about our 2017 lists, because they are right around the corner.  Oh, and this week, we also reveal our plan for “bandcamp picks” in 2018, so make sure you pay attention for that!

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Reviews:
EntheosDark Future (Spinefarm)
Buried Realm – The Igor Carcinoma
Let It DieThe Liar & The Saint

Live Review:
Hatebreed, Dying Fetus, Code Orange, and Twitching Tongues at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on December 9, 2017

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Season’s Beatings

Thanksgiving has past, so that means it is officially Christmas season.  (Unless you ask Nick, who wouldn’t give that day a “season” if he had the choice.) To get you in the mood for anxiously trying to find the right gift and possibly injuring another human to get a bargain TV, we reviewed some savage releases. Once you have that TV in your bloody hands, we have The Erkonauts for celebrating.

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Reviews:
Antigama – Depressant (Selfmadegod)
Impureza La Cadia De Tonatiuh (Season of Mist)
The Offering – The Offering (Century Media)
The Erkonauts – I Shall Forgive (Indie Recordings)
Wvrm – Can You Hear the Wind Howl*

Live Review:
Children of Bodom “20 Years Down & Dirty” Tour on November 24, 2017 at Playstation Theater in New York, NY

*Yes this was produced by Kurt Ballou

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