Napalm Records

Hit or Miss: The Sequel

This week’s selections were not as daunting to get through as last week’s were.  However, (spoiler!) our feelings about them land in the same general area.  You should hear what we have to say, though, instead of just going by the numbers, so get listening…

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High on Fire Electric Messiah (eOne)
Monuments Phronesis (Century Media)
Wolfheart – Constellation of the Black Light (Napalm)

 

Montana
Walking Corpse Syndrome

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New Music Starts Early This Year

As we mentioned last week, we actually have some new 2018 music to check out!  I know, right? Who would thought we’d be able to start so early? It’s a pretty strong start, if we do say so ourselves.  Continuing Bands Across America, we hit the Dirty Jerz – Brian’s home state!

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Reviews:
Bloodshot Dawn Reanimation (Hostile Media)
Audrey Horne Blackout (Napalm)
Bleeding Gods Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast)

BandsAcross America
New Jersey: Framework

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It’s New Year’s! Let’s Argue!

As our final act of 2017, we now present to you our collective Top 30 Albums of 2017!  Feel free to let us know your favorites – or argue about ours – in the comments!

We also want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who listen to this podcast and support us in any way. It is not always easy making keeping up with this show alongside our day jobs and living the rest of our lives, but in the end, we do really enjoy it all.  We truly appreciate all of you who listen, whether you are in a state next door or a country on the other side of the world.

We hope you had a great 2017 and we wish you an even better 2018!

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Feel the Power

When something is described as “Extreme Metal”, you probably think of grinding, brutal, violent Metal.  If that is one extreme, though, that means there is another.  That other is likely some form of Power Metal – epic, symphonic, and fantasy-driven. We don’t quite go to the far end of this extreme, but we wander down that path to bring you this week’s album reviews.

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Reviews:
Iced Earth – Incorruptible (Century Media)
Unleash the Archers Apex (Napalm)
Sunburst Fragments of Creation (Inner Wound)

First Impression:
The Erkonauts – “Seven Macaw” single from Indie Recordings

Live Review:
Sevendust 20th Anniversary show w/ He Is Legend, Never Your Zero, and New Theory at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ on June 22, 2017

Wanna Learn Something?

Then you should read about John Frum is.  Seriously. It’s strange. Also, if you don’t know what ‘entheogen’ means, search that real quick because it adds a little something to the album. And, uh, Alestorm will teach you how to be a pirate…so that’s useful…

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Reviews:
Alestorm – No Grave but the Sea (Napalm)
John Frum A Stirring in the Noos (Relapse)
Mish Entheogen (Birds Robe Records)

Live Review:
Tool at Giant Center in Hershey, PA on May 25, 2017

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