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Repeat Offenders

As much as we love finding new artists, we also love following ones we’ve found already. Well, this week is chock full of those bands, all but one of which we have reviewed multiple times before.  We haven’t loved all the previous output either, so get listening to see if we think these are the latest and greatest.

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Reviews:
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (Season of Mist)
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)
Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate (Century Media)

First Impression:
Old Wounds – “Only Your Enemies Leave Roses” new single

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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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While it is always great to get a new album from a band we like or are even just familiar with, part of the fun of this show is finding albums from bands we never heard of.  It’s especially fun when the albums are awesome.  This week, we have albums that exemplify everything I just wrote…which you probably saw coming because, really, why else would I have written it?

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Reviews:
Black Crown InitiateThe Wreckage of Stars (eOne)
DecapitatedBlood Mantra (Nuclear Blast)
GormathonFollowing the Beast (Napalm)
Old Lines – No Child Left Behind (No Sleep)

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