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The Coyote Caught Up

Based on our own assumptions that have just about no basis whatsoever, it appears that when a bigger label signs a small, up-and-coming act, another existing act has to sellout so they can make that money back for the smaller band.  Yeah, I know that is (probably) complete BS, but it is one way to justify our lead review this week.  But stick around for the other reviews (and music) because it definitely gets better from there.

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Reviews:
Trivium Silence in the Snow (Roadrunner)
Wild Throne Harvest of Darkness (Roadrunner)
Black Breath Slaves Beyond Death (Southern Lord)
The Arcane Order Cult of None (Massacre)

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Alright, now we are really getting into the swing of things.  We have all new releases this week including two from bands we know (one of which was pretty highly anticipated by us) and two from bands we had never heard of before a week and a half ago.  What we found interesting, though – and you might too – is who put out the better albums.  Maybe part of it had to do with expectations, as in high expectations versus no or low expectations.  Or maybe half the bands just did better. Feel free to weigh in on this in the comments.

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Reviews:
Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep (Hopeless)
The Oxford Coma – Morphine (self-released)
Raunchy – Vices. Virtues. Visions. (Massacre)
Thorr-Axe – Gates of Winter (self-released)