Nucelar Blast

Forget Me Not

The problem we had for some of the artists this week is not in their musicianship, but their ability to make us remember what the hell just happened.  If you can’t handle that, then out already-crappy memories sure as hell aren’t going to remember their albums a year or more from now. Let us know in the comments (or social media) if you agree with our assessments!

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Reviews:
Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites (Nuclear Blast)
Cloak – The Burning Dawn (Season of Mist)
Sunless RiseUltimacy


V is for

Vaelmyst

W is for
Wilderun

 

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Crabcore and the Effect of Expectations

Our first two releases this week come in as sort of different sides to the same coin.  Bodom are coming off an album that we praised and thought was getting close to a return to form.  Sevendust, however, are coming off an album that we thought (apparently in the minority) was lackluster.  So, with varying hopes and exceptions, what do we think of the new ones?  Well, listen, and we’ll tell you!  ALSO!!  Mr. M. Clancey joins us for the Fit for an Autopsy review, so make sure you stay for that too!

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Reviews:
Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos (Nuclear Blast)
Sevendust Kill the Flaw (7Bros)
Fit for an Autopsy Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell (eOne)
Kowloon Walled City
Grievances (Neurot)

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Altering Perceptions…Kinda…Maybe…

Sometimes we get an album with so much hype for a reason unbeknown, we go in already kinda confused.  And sometimes we review an album by a band for whom we inexplicably have a certain disdain.  Other times, we justifiably aren’t fond of style, but we decide to give it another go with another band anyway.   This describes three of the four albums we review this week. The fourth…well, we didn’t know anything besides what we sampled, and we liked said samples.  I guess that kinda fits this accidental theme?

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Reviews:
Failure The Heart is a Monster (INresidence)
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches (Nuclear Blast)
Old Wounds – The Suffering Spirit (Good Fight)
Party Cannon – Bong Hit Hospitalisation (Gore House)

**Show note: The embedded song from Party Cannon is actually “Keg Stand By Me”**

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