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Season’s Beatings

Thanksgiving has past, so that means it is officially Christmas season.  (Unless you ask Nick, who wouldn’t give that day a “season” if he had the choice.) To get you in the mood for anxiously trying to find the right gift and possibly injuring another human to get a bargain TV, we reviewed some savage releases. Once you have that TV in your bloody hands, we have The Erkonauts for celebrating.

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Reviews:
Antigama – Depressant (Selfmadegod)
Impureza La Cadia De Tonatiuh (Season of Mist)
The Offering – The Offering (Century Media)
The Erkonauts – I Shall Forgive (Indie Recordings)
Wvrm – Can You Hear the Wind Howl*

Live Review:
Children of Bodom “20 Years Down & Dirty” Tour on November 24, 2017 at Playstation Theater in New York, NY

*Yes this was produced by Kurt Ballou

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting

This is where I normally write some witty crap about the episode. However, since it is getting to you so late, I am going to skip that and just let you listen.

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Reviews:
Coal Chamber Rivals (Napalm)
Veil of Maya Matriarch (Sumerian)
Antigama The Insolent (selfmadegod)
EschatonSentinel Apocalypse (Unique Leader)

First Impressions:
Wilson – “Give ’em Hell” taken from Right to Rise due June 30, 2015 from Razor & Tie
Lamb of God – “Still Echoes” from VII: Sturm Und Drang due July 15, 2015 from Epic

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“Wait. There’s a New Year’s tradition?” you ask.  Yeah, there is.  Thanks for paying attention he last few years…jerk.  Just kidding!  Anyway, since we have been doing the show, we have started the year off reviewing albums from best-of lists that we kinda skipped over during the previous year.  We also call this  “Shit We Missed.”  With the slow starts to the new years (as far as releases go) this is the perfect segue into them. Oh, we also kick off 2015 with a (Side)Showcase!

If you have albums we missed you think we need to give a spin, let us know in the comments! And if you want your band featured on the show, click the contact us link in the top right and expose yourself…

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Reviews:
ACxDC – Antichrist Demoncore (To Live A Lie/Melotov)
Godflesh – A World Lit Only by Fire (Avalanche)
Gridlink – Longhena (Handshake Inc./Selfmadegod)
Young and in the Way When Life Comes to Death (Deathwish)

(Side)Showcase: Tidalwave

 

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Lots of good music this week, especially if you tend to side with Brian’s reviews.  Nick likes the albums this week as well, but not quite as much. And Kyle? Well, we will probably never know since…you guessed it…he’s touring the country with an actual sideshow as the bearded lady.  Anyway, the First Impressions this week were a little more varied in quality than the albums.  If you want to judge for yourself, head to our Google + page and look ’em up.

Oh, and anybody (besides Nick) that can tell me what song (I’ll also accept band) the episode title is referencing gets bonus points.  It may lose something without the inflections, but some of you may be keen enough to get it.

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Reviews: Antigama – Meteor (Selfmadegod); The Black Dahlia Murder  Everblack (Metal Blade); Darkane – The Sinister Supremacy (Prosthetic); Lavinia  Take Shelter EP (Mylene Sheath); Power Trip – Manifest Decimation (Southern Lord)

First Impressions: Conducting from the Grave – “Honor Guide Me”; Deadlock – “Dead City Sleepers”; iwrestledabearonce – “Thunder Chunky”; Old Gods – “From Beyond”; Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – “Bedridden”; Revocation – “The Hive”; The Safety Fire – “Red Hatchet”

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