Metal Blade Records

Not the Strong Start We Hoped For

This week we have our first reviews of 2020 releases, and, as the title suggests, you can tell it is still January.  What we also have, though, is out brand new segment we are calling  “Black Label,” where every month, we will feature a record label!  this will introduce us – and therefore you – to a whole lot of new music.

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Reviews:
Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade)
Haunt – Mind Freeze (Shadow Kingdom)
Odious Mortem – Synesthesia (Willowtip)

Black Label:
Redefining Darkness Records

This Is Important

Why is this important, you ask?  Well, mostly because we cover a few albums that may affect our upcoming year-end lists.  Also, one of these albums just has a heavy, significant message to the world. Oh, and maybe that’s just an attention-grabbing title.

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Reviews:
Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas (Metal Blade)
Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
Sentient Horror Morbid Realms (Redefining Darkness)


X is for

Xoth

Y is for
Yonsample

Two Overdue Big-Name Reviews…

…and some other band.  I mean, we didn’t mean to overshadow Cognizance (which Brian says wrong almost every time), but it just kinda happened that way.  We have a fair amount to say about all three, so make sure you say your piece int he comments or on social media!

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Reviews:
Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
Killswitch Engage Atonement (Metal Blade)
Cognizance – Malignant Dominion (Prosthetic)

Q is for
Quintessente

 

 

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They Did it Right

Anybody who has listened tot his show more than once knows Nick and Brian tend to have pretty similar tastes.  However, it has been a while since every review in an episode received the same rating number.  Did the albums this week hit a sweet spot?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Oh, we also start the show with by continuing a conversation from last week, so feel free to chime in on that too.

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Reviews:
Harm’s Way Posthuman (Metal Blade)
Ocean of Grief Nightfall’s Lament (Naturmacht Productions)
Harakiri for the Sky – Arson (Art of Propaganda)


Massachusetts
Let Us Prey

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