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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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On My Own, Here We Go

The albums we reveal this week – the last regular episode of 2016 – all have something in common besides being heavy.  They’re released by the bands themselves.  Labels? They don’t need no stinkin’ labels!  I mean, they may want them, but they prove here they certainly don’t need them.

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The holiday season is here, and you will be shopping on Amazon. Please consider changing your bookmark to our site and using the album art on the side to get there!  Amazon will give us a small percent back from your purchase and we use that to keep the show and site up and running.  Thanks!

Reviews:
Septa Sounds Like Murder
Teramobil Magnitude of Thoughts
Harvest Misery – Harvest Misery

First Impressions:
Wolfheart – “Boneyard” taken from Tyhjyys out March 3, 2017 from Spinefarm

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Brick By Boring Brick – Part 2

It is brought to my (Brian, that is…in case you forgot I am the one that writes these things) attention in the beginning of this episode that my description of last week’s show may have been a bit harsh. Well, since we both agree that this week is more fitting to Episode 204’s title, I cheated on the name, while simultaneously starting a little episode sub-series.  Like last week, though, – or any week for that matter – you might think we are way off base on our lukewarm feelings for some of these album, or even the warmer feelings we have for the others.  If you’re going “hey, that’s me he’s talking about” then let us know in the comments!

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Reviews:
Battlecross Rise to Power (Metal Blade)
Rivers of Nihil Monarchy (Metal Blade)
Hate Eternal Infernus (Season of Mist)
Wolfheart Shadow World (Spinefarm)
The NietzscheIntro to Advanced Poetry (independent)

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We have a mixed bag of releases this week.  What makes that different than most every other week?  Well, nothing really.  Though, we do finally have some 2015 releases to talk about!  So, that’s different than the last few weeks, I guess.  It’s more like getting back to normal…or whatever.  Just listen.

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Reviews:
Falloch – This Island, Our Funeral (Candlelight)
The Last Ten Seconds of Life – Soulless Hymns (Density)
Septa – Destroyer and Covers, Vol. 1 (self-released)
Sylosis Dormant Heart (Nuclear Blast)

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As promised, this week’s show is about our supplemental lists.  A prelude, if you will, to the top albums of the year.  We trimmed the fat this year, so we only have six categories (yeah, there was more), including Best EP, Most Disappointing, and Best Art.  As in years past, the latter is done with a guest appearance from our good friend and kinda-in-house artist Mike Clancey.  Feel free to share your picks – or argue with ours – in the comments!

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