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Ch-ch-ch-changes

We have talked about the evolution of a band’s sound or sudden shifts in style many times before on this here show.  Well guess what?  Those discussions happen again this week, based on varied examples.  You have been warned.

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Reviews:
Exhumed – Death Revenge (Relapse)
Enslaved – E (Nuclear Blast)
Veil of Maya – False Idol (Sumerian)
In Search of Sun – Virgin Mother Funk (Spinefarm)

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So Not Feeling It

Well, at least one of your hosts was not really into this week’s albums.  The other hosts’ opinions varied.  They did agree, though, they liked the First Impression and they love the Deftones live…but you knew the latter part from the few times they were reviewed before.

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Reviews:
Exist So True, So Bound (Prosthetic)
Suffocation …Of the Dark Light (Nuclear Blast)
Bear /// (Basick)

First Impression:
The Faceless – “Black Star” single from Sumerian Records

Live Review:
DeftonesRise Against w/ Thrice at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY on June 13, 2017

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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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Interest Levels May Vary

We have bit of treat this week – your hosts were recording together in person. Ok, so maybe that doesn’t make a big difference to you, but it’s fun for us. Also, all three albums reviews are from bands new to the show, which is quite an accomplishment two hundred and ninety four weeks in.

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Reviews:
Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore)
Ulsect Ulsect (Season of Mist)
Imperium Sacramentum (CD – Ultimate Massacre Productions)

First Impressions:
Byzantine – “New Way to Bear Witness” from The Cicada Tree out July 28th from Metal Blade

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