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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)

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Checking Levels

We finally are doing another showcase!  Doesn’t anybody remember those?  Well, either way, we have treat for you this week amongst three more releases and our commentary on Decibel’s Top 40 list that we teased last week.

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Reviews:
Implore – Subjugate (Century Media)
Midnight Sweet Death and Ecstasy (Hell’s Headbangers)
Oblivion – The Path Towards… (Unique Leader)

(Side)Showcase: American Standards

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Continuing last week’s exploration of shit we missed in 2014, we have four more choice cuts from various year end lists.  The difference is that this week, everything is rated higher overall.  Really, that’s good news for everybody involved…especially your hosts since we have to listen to it all.  Rounding out the show, we have our first live review of 2015 – which leads to a discussion about live production – and we discuss albums that will/might/we want to come out this year.

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Reviews:
Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall (Martyrdom Productions/Profound Lore)
Inferi – The Path of Apotheosis (The Artisan Era)
Midnight – No Mercy for Mayhem (Hell’s Headbangers)
Svffer Lies We Live (Per Koro Records/Vendetta)

Live Review: Dark TranquillityInsomniumWinter Nights @ Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on January 4, 2015

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