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Got a Better Closer…but at What Cost?

The last couple weeks saw some stellar albums reviewed alongside some epic failures that closed out the shows.  This week’s closer is not a pile of manure, but the other albums aren’t as stellar either. So is this balance better? Let us know what you think about this week’s albums!

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Reviews:
Epica The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
Auras Heliospectrum (eOne)
Crator The Ones Who Create : The Ones Who Destroy

First Impression:
Animals as Leaders – “The Brain Dance” taken from The Madness of Many out November 11th from Sumerian Records

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…of our new album reviews for 2014!  That’s right…this is your last chance to get your new music fix from us this year since we will start out year end honors next week.  Will any of these album weasel their way into he running?  Well, I’m not going to tell you here.  You should know that by now.  Get listening!

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Reviews:
The Banner – Greying (GoodFight)
Cretin – Stranger (Relapse)
Raskasta Joulua – Ragnarok Juletide (Spinefarm)
White Arms of Athena White Arms of Athena (Prosthetic)

(Just a reminder: Before doing your Christmas shopping on Amazon – which we know you are going to – please go there through one of the album links on the side.  That simple click-through will help keep this podcast up and running.  Thanks!)

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This past Friday here in America was Independence Day, so many of us attended BBQs and parties this weekend, and many of those attendees probably partied a little too hard because ‘Murica (the guy writing this included). Well, come to think of it, many of you not in America may have done the same thing because it was Saturday night and you didn’t need a reason.  Either way, to help get you through the fun morning after, we have four new album reviews (three of which with music) and six First Impressions (two songs played) that we actually go through quickly! Honest!  There are also a few little news bits in there and the usual fun banter you have come to know and love.

Also, I swear it is coincidence that it is Fourth of July Weekend and the one album we disliked was by a British band.

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Reviews: Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown (Epitaph); The Hell – Groovehammer (Prosthetic); Inanimate Existence – A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement (Unique Leader); Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun (Reprise)

First Impressions:
Overkill – “Armorist” from White Devil Armory out July 22nd thru Nuclear Blast
Darkest Hour – “Wasteland” from Darkest Hour out August 5th thru Sumerian
Pallbearer – “The Ghost I Used To Be” from Foundations of Burden out August 19th thru Profound Lore
Code Orange – “I Am King” from I Am King out September 2nd thru Deathwish
Cannibal Corpse – “Sadistic Embodiment” from A Skeletal Domain out September 16th thru Metal Blade

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