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Animal-like Behavior

This time around, we have a variety of heavy.  Grindcore, Industrial, Death Metal, Melodic Death, Doom, Thrash, Progressive…and that is across just four bands!

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:
Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (Century Media)
Skeletal RemainsThe Entombment of Chaos (Century Media)
Fires in the Distance Echoes from the Deep November (Prosthetic)
MadrostCharring the Rotted Earth (No Life Til Metal)

Crew Nation Donation Feature:
Pink Floyd – Animals

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Why? Because we don’t give a shit about sports. The four albums we review this week are way more entertaining than watching grown men in spandex molesting each other in order to take control of a (slightly deflated) animal hide. Now, I know somebody is going make a comparison to a mosh pit. However, A) nobody wears spandex in pits, and B) mosh pits are a product of kick-ass music forcing people to release their negative energy, not overpaid athletes trying to get more money. Also, millions of people don’t get butthurt when “their team” goes down in the pit.

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Reviews:
Lord DyingPoisoned Altars (Relapse)
Napalm Death Apex Predator – Easy Meat (Century Media)
Night Demon – Curse of the Damned (Century Media)
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega (Sumerian)

Live Review:
An Evening with Machine (Fuckin’) Head @ Irving Plaza in New York, NY on January 30, 2015

We apologize for not including the chapter skip feature this week.  Our production department (named Nick) was experiencing technical difficulties that made it impossible to include the feature.

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As anybody who has listened to this show a few times knows, I HATE doing these damn lists.    You and I both know the main reason is because I am extremely indecisive.  However, I also detest them because no matter how long I make the list (Kyle gets angry when I do more than 10) I still feel like I am slighting albums that don’t deserve it.   Then out of the albums I do pick, I have to split hairs over which ones I like more than others only to come up with a list I am not even sure I 100% agree with!  In the end, I have to get something together and just say, “Screw it.  It’s close enough.”

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In past episodes, we have briefly touched upon the fact that is important to know where your music is coming from, and in Episode 22, I (Brian) mentioned a book called Choosing Death. This is just one of a few books that I think should be required reading for metal-head, despite what styles you are into.  We all know Black Sabbath started it all, and we are all aware of classic bands like Metallica, Maiden, and Priest as well as other “classics” like Napalm Death, Carcass and Death…or Mayhem, Bathory and Immortal, if you are into Black Metal.  But how did it all come about?  How did one thing lead to another?  Well, luckily some people already did the research for us and presented these non-fiction tales into interesting reads.

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