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Stockholm Syndrome

We follow with three bands this week to see how their latest releases strike us.  Do they hold our attention and have us defending them?  Or do we want to break free and move on with our lives?

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Reviews:
Amon Amarth Berserker (Metal Blade)
Grand Magus Wolf God (Nuclear Blast)
October TideIn Splendor Below (Agonia)

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Gimme a D

I could make some “D” jokes here, but we do that a bit in the episode, so I’ll try not to go too deep.  It’s really hard, but I also don’t really get off on those kind of jokes, so I’ll just keep them in hand to shoot off another time.  We wouldn’t to blow it before we even start.

(OK that’s it, I swear)

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Reviews:
Black Matter Device Hostile Architecture
Horndal Remains (Prosthetic)
MinorsAbject Bodies (Holy Roar)

D is for
Decrescent

Spark It Up

We almost took a break from Death Metal this week, but we apparently can’t keep away from it!  Our three main album reviews, however, are devoid of the brutality.  They make up for that in riffs…and stoner vibes.

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Orange GoblinThe Wolf Bites Back (Candlelight)
ASGSurvive Sunrise (Relapse)
​GyreShared Visions

 

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All Is At An End

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Dream Big and Hit Hard

The last two episodes were busy ones, jam packed with first impressions and live reviews, so we took a step back this week…which was easy since we didn’t go to shows last week.  We still have three new reviews for you, and music for your aural bloodletting, so it’s not like we took the week off or anything.  We just got down to the brass tacks.

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Reviews:
Fallujah Dreamless (Nuclear Blast)
Polar No Cure No Savior (Prosthetic)
Dawnbringer XX

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After a fun trip to a land where Nu-Metal is still a thing and an actual fun trip Brian took driving almost 3,000 miles around this country, we’re back with a show featuring albums you probably care about and have a real chance of liking.  Oh, you didn’t realize one of your hosts wasn’t around?  That’s because he’s ninja.  That, and your hosts are crafty mofos. But it was all for your benefit, so don’t dwell on it too much.  Just listen tot he show and the sweet jams within.

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Reviews: DragonForce – Maximum Overload (Metal Blade); He Is Legend Heavy Fruit (Tragic Hero); Nothing More – Nothing More (Eleven Seven); Pallbearer Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore)

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