While expectations of a band or album obviously play a role in how one is going to feel about the end result, one’s general view of a band and the style the play (even if both are liked) can also influence one’s opinion. This also – again, kind of obviously – applies to one’s feelings on a genre as a whole. So of you reading this might be saying “Well, duh. Thanks for wasting our time.” we reiterate that because it comes into play quite a bit in this episode, wether it before the one of the bigger albums we review this week or the new (Side)Showcase we have the privilege of presenting.
Feel free to keep these discussions going with your own views and thoughts in the comments section!
Reviews: Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite (Metal Blade); Fake Idols – Fake Idols (Lifeforce); Miasmal – Cursed Redeemer (Century Media); Serdce – Timelessness (Blood Music)
Live review: “The Oncoming Storm 10th Anniversary Tour” featuring Unearth w/ Cruel Hand, Extinction AD, and Armed for the Apocalypse @ The Studio at Webster Hall in New York, NY on June 21, 2014