Revocation

Listapaloozamania Start Now!

It’s a week before Christmas and all through the podcast we were stirring, bitching, and moaning about making lists.  I mean, we go through this every year, so you think we would just get over it. Anyway, as in years past, we have a few other short lists like Best Artwork (which you can see below), Most Disappointing, and Worst Albums. Enjoy these treats this week, and come back next week for the 2016 grand finale!

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Can’t Please Everybody

This has all been said before, but while bands obviously try to please their fans with each release, they – generally speaking – need to switch things up little bit to please themselves too.  However, sometimes changes are rather great or in a direction that will lose some fans, but maybe gain others.  Why am I reiterating this?  Listen to the episode and you will know!

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Reviews:
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty (Sumerian)
Revocation Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
Black Crown Initiate Selves We Cannot Forgive (eOne)

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This is a post for those that asked to see our individual year end lists. It is far too early on a Monday morning for me to justify why each of these albums is ending up where it is on the list, so I’ll just defend myself later in the comments if necessary.

1 Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
2 Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars
3 Black Map – …And We Explode
4 Within The Ruins – Phenomena
5 Polar – Shadowed By Vultures
6 Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
7 Castle – Under Siege
8 He Is Legend – Heavy Fruit
9 Exmortus – Slave To The Sword
10 Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds
11 At The Gates – At War With Reality
12 Ne Obliviscaris – Citadel
13 Fallujah – The Flesh Prevails
14 Dawnbringer – Night Of The Hammer
15 Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
16 Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite
17 Cynic – Kindly Bent To Free Us
18 Monuments – The Amanuensis
19 Unearth – Watchers of Rule
20 Serdce – Timelessness
21 Beyond Creation – Earthborn Evolution
22 Pet The Preacher – The Cave & The Sunlight
23 Revocation – Deathless
24 Gormathon – Following The Beast
25 Bury Tomorrow – Runes

The title of this episode is a bit of a generalization, but in one way or another, all the albums we covered the week missed the mark.  That’s not to say they were bad…it just means that in some aspect, they didn’t quite reach the excellence they could have or maybe meant to.  The opinion of what that aspect is, however, is a little different depending on which host you ask.  And you just said, “Wait, Nick and Brian disagreed on something?”  Yes, we did!  A little bit.  I wouldn’t get to excited if I were you, but yeah, it happened.  One of the times it happens this week is when decided to discuss Revolver’s 10 Essential Nu-Metal Albums.  Yeah, we went there…because we lived through it and own them all.  So do you (probably).  Don’t lie.

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Reviews:
Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade)
The Contortionist – Language (eOne/Good Fight)
Noctem – Exilium (Prosthetic)
Texas in July – Bloodwork (Equal Vision)

First Impressions:
Nero Di Marte – “Pulsar” from Derivae out 10/28 thru Prosthetic
Revocation – “Madness Opus” from Deathless out 10/14 thru Metal Blade

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