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From the Other Side

This week’s episode is structured very much the same way as usual, and we are checking out all repeat offenders.  However, we do spice things up a bit with a special guest reviewer! (No, not Mike.) I’m not going to tell you who it is right here, so start listening and find out.

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Reviews:
Pallbearer – Heartless (Profound Lore)
Warbringer Woe to the Vanquished (Napalm)
Saille Gnosis (Code666)

First Impressions:
Tombs – “Cold” from The Grand Annihilation out June 16th from Metal Blade

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Yeah, we have some news this week. Actually, most of it is some industry discussion regarding some of the changes we have seen in what’s selling (or not) and we are going to see in Billboard charting.  We also rip apart Revolver magazine’s recent lists (because how could you not?) and jealously discuss how every band ever is playing at a single open air festival next year.  This all takes place in the middle of the show, sandwiched between our four new reviews.

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Reviews:
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater  (Metal Blade)
Ne ObliviscarisCitadel (Season of Mist)
Saille – Eldritch (Code 666)
SSS Limp.Gasp.Collapse. (Prosthetic)

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For those of you who use our super helpful release lists, you know that this past week was a really slow week releases. So, to compensate,  this week’s show has quite the variety.  We do have a brand new album but we also threw in a few older albums of bands we (and maybe you) were introduced to within the last year. As if that wasn’t enough Metal goodness, we also take a look into the future with a whole bunch of First Impressions.

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Reviews: Destrage – The King is Fat ‘N’ Old (Coroner); Hate – Anaclasis: A Haunting Gospel of Malice & Hatred (Listenable); Saille – Irreversible Decay (Code 666); Triptykon – Melena Chasmata (Century Media)

First Impressions:
Enabler – “Prey” or “New Life” from La Fin Absolue Du Monde out May 27 via Creator-Destructor Records and Earsplit Compound
Wovenwar – “All Rise” from debut album out summer 2014 via Metal Blade
Vallenfyre – “Odius Bliss” from Splinters out May 13 via Century Media
Mastodon – “High Road” from Once More Round The Sun out June via Reprise
Killer Be Killed – “Wings of Feathers and Wax” and “Face Down” from Killer Be Killed out May 13 via Nuclear Blade
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We have a special episode for you this week. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we decided to do a “Love Metal” episode and review the entire catalog of HIM.

No, of course we didn’t do that!  Geez…who do you think we are? Revolver?  Valentine’s Day is the most useless holiday*, so we took a different route.  We did the opposite and reviewed three Black Metal albums and one OSDM album  That’s “Old School Death Metal” for those uninitiated. While doing this, we also analyze why Nick once despised Black Metal by picking the sub-genre apart and looking at what he likes and dislikes.  We also have two new song previews!  Oh, and we hope you did’t get two used to Kyle because he followed through with his threat from last week and is absent for all of this.

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Reviews: Acrimonious – Sunyata; Fen – DustwalkerNecrowretch – Putrid Death SorcerySaille – Ritu 

Preview: Portal – “Orbmorphia”; Sockweb – “Bullies are Mean”

*It’s useless because you and your significant other should be showing your love for each other all year, not just on one day by blowing a bunch of money on a special day because Hallmark and Kay told you to.

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