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Opethian Transitions

In this episode we come up with ideas on how to be better at social media, review some rad music, and have a long-overdue discussion about Opeth with fan and friend Sideshow Bob.  Pretty productive show, right?!

You may also notice a review that seems out of place.  Why did we do it? Go to THIS PAGE to find out how you can help this podcast contribute to Crew Nation and make us review whatever you want.

And remember – Be safe. Stay healthy. Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Misery Signals – Ultraviolet
Orbit Culture – Nija (Seek & Strike)
Terminal Nation Holocene Extinction (20 Buck Spin)

Crew Nation Donation Feature:
OpethGhost Reveries (Roadrunner)

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Just Different Enough

Don’t you just love when an album is immediate?  When it is familiar, yet still fresh?  When it plays on some of your favorite things without sounding exactly like something you have heard before?  If you answered “no” to any of these questions, just come back for 313.

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Reviews:
Comeback KidOutsider (Nuclear Blast)
DyscarnateWith All Their Might (Unique Leader)
EndThe Unforgiving Arms of God (Good Fight)

First Impression:
Vespera – “Obsidian Dreams” single

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Over this past week, the most of the US was melting like a snowball in Hell. Most of us didn’t find it very pleasant, especially sweating our balls off just going to and from work.  So, today, to celebrate returning to normal summer temperatures (at least here in the Northeast), we bring you another jam packed episode with a whole bunch of new tunes for your aural enjoyment.  Ok, fine…this episode would have happened even if this pass week was nothing special, but whatever. Enjoy it anyway.

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Reviews: Battlecross – War of Will (Metal Blade); Mercenary  – Through Our Darkest Days (Prosthetic); Misery Signals – Absent Light (Independent); Sofy Major -Idolize (Solar Flare)

(Side)Showcase: Mahogany Head Grenade

First Impressions:
Carcass – “Captive Bolt Pistol” from Surgical Steel out September 17 via Nuclear Blast
Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail to the King” from Hail to the King out August 27 via Warner Bros.
Hibria – “Silent Revenge” from Silent Revenge out August 20 via AFM
Turisas – “Into the Free” from Turisas2013 out September 23 via Century Media
The More I See – “The Eye that Offends” from The Disappearing Humans out October 1 via Century Media/Earache Records
Asking Alexandria – “Killing You” from From Death to Destiny out August 6 via Sumerian

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Now that we have all enjoyed our nice, long, and probably drunken holiday weekend, it’s time to get back to the grind with some new music.  Ok, so some of this isn’t brandy new (like Sabbath), but it’s new enough.  Kyle is still running from the authorities after being caught with a huge stash of illegal fireworks* so he is not with us this week, but the (not-so) dynamic duo of Nick and Brian pulled through to bring you a fresh show, even if it is a little bit later than normal.  There’s new albums, new first impressions, and some new terms and labeling Brian makes up while running his mouth. So, in the end, it’s business as usual.

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Reviews: Black Sabbath – 13 (Republic Records); Orphaned Land – All is One (Century Media); Deeds of Flesh – Portals to Canaan (Unique Leader); Crown – Psychurgy (Candlelight)

 

First Impressions:
City in the Sea – “Convoluted” from Below the Noise out August 20 via Sumerian
Coffins – “The Unhallowed Tide” from The Fleshland out July 9 via Relapse
Black Tusk – “Internal/External” from Tend No Wounds EP out July 23 via Relapse
Misery Signals  – Luminary from Absent Light out July 23 via Kickstarter
Exhumed – “Coins Upon The Eyes” from Necocracy out August 6 via Relapse
Crossfaith – “We Are the Future” from Apocalyze out September 2 via The End
Torche – “Leather Feather” coming soon on a 7″ form Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club
American Head Charge – “Writhe” from Shoot EP out July 23
*not really