melodic black metal

Not In On the Joke

One album rips and grooves.  One album will pummel you to a pulp.  One album will make your ears bleed for all the wrong reasons.  Which album is which?

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MantarThe Modern Art of Setting Ablaze (Nuclear Blast)
WilsonTasty Nasty (Century Media)
Jesus PieceOnly Self (Southern Lord)

 

West Virginia
False Accusations

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I Don’t Think We’re There Anymore

On a stormy sea of moving emotion, tossed about, I’m like a ship on the ocean. I set a course for winds of fortune, but I hear the voices say…

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Black TuskT.C.B.T. (Season of Mist)
UadaCult of a Dying Sun (Eisenwald)
Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Agonia)

Bonus Track:
The Nietzsche – “Shake Your Spear

 

Kansas
Existem

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Get Up On This Death Trip

Fun facts: Though Skeletonwitch and The Agony Scene may seem to be generations apart, Skeletonwitch actually released their first full-length a little over a year after The Agony Scene did! Aaaaaand Skeletonwitch released Beyond the Permafrost (2nd album) only three weeks before TAS released Get Damned (3rd album).

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Skeletonwitch – Devouring Radiant Light (Prosthetic)
The Agony Scene – Tormenter (Outerloop)
Depths of Hatred Bloodguilt (Prosthetic)

 

Wisconsin
Pangaea

 

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An Ice Planet Would Feel Nice Right Now

It is hot as Hell where your hosts reside, and it’s not gonna let up too much this week.  So we suggest sitting int he AC, listening to this podcast, then listening to all the albums we talk about…well, the ones we rate well.  Oh, and drink cold beer (and water).

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Khemmis – Desolation (20 Buck Spin)
Hatchet – Dying to Exist (Combat)
Hoth – Astral Necromancy (Epicurus Records)

 

Michigan
Sunlight’s Bane

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Broadcast the Nightmare

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but does it make for a great album?  Your hosts share their thoughts during reviews this week, so share yours in the comments!

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Reviews:
Alterbeast Feast (Unique Leader)
Necrophobic Mark of the Necrogram (Century Media)
Letters from the Colony – Vignette (Nuclear Blast)

 

New Hampshire
Womb Eater

 

 

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