Defying Age

Two of the bands we cover this week have been around for quite some time.  In fact, your hosts have been following one of them for over half their lives! Sure, there are many more bands that fit that bill, but every now and then you just have that “when the hell did that happen?” moment.


Amorphis Queen of Time (Nuclear Blast)
Sevendust All I See is War (Rise)
Fractal Gates The Light that Shines (Rain Without End)



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Feel the Power

When something is described as “Extreme Metal”, you probably think of grinding, brutal, violent Metal.  If that is one extreme, though, that means there is another.  That other is likely some form of Power Metal – epic, symphonic, and fantasy-driven. We don’t quite go to the far end of this extreme, but we wander down that path to bring you this week’s album reviews.


Iced Earth – Incorruptible (Century Media)
Unleash the Archers Apex (Napalm)
Sunburst Fragments of Creation (Inner Wound)

First Impression:
The Erkonauts – “Seven Macaw” single from Indie Recordings

Live Review:
Sevendust 20th Anniversary show w/ He Is Legend, Never Your Zero, and New Theory at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ on June 22, 2017

Sh!t We Missed: Part 1

Happy New Year freaks! As with years past, we are starting this one off with some 2015 releases we didn’t get to because, well, in this case, we didn’t know they existed.  Unlike years past, however, we didn’t choose these albums by combing through other outlets’ year end lists.  Where did we get them?  Listen and find out!


Earthside A Dream in Static
Gods of Eden From the End of Heaven
Alustrium A Tunnel to Eden

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Crabcore and the Effect of Expectations

Our first two releases this week come in as sort of different sides to the same coin.  Bodom are coming off an album that we praised and thought was getting close to a return to form.  Sevendust, however, are coming off an album that we thought (apparently in the minority) was lackluster.  So, with varying hopes and exceptions, what do we think of the new ones?  Well, listen, and we’ll tell you!  ALSO!!  Mr. M. Clancey joins us for the Fit for an Autopsy review, so make sure you stay for that too!


Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos (Nuclear Blast)
Sevendust Kill the Flaw (7Bros)
Fit for an Autopsy Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell (eOne)
Kowloon Walled City
Grievances (Neurot)

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What happens when your hosts become a little sleep deprived after going to a couple of shows in the days before recording? Episode 81.  While Nick and Brian were running on fumes and a little punchy before turing on the mics, they pull it together as best they can so they can share said show experiences, collectively having seen Parkway Drive, Sevendust, Coal Chamber, and more.  They also get through  four new releases, and share the new Scale the Summit single.

Episode 81

Reviews: Anciients  Heart of Oak (Season of Mist); Ghost BCInfestissumam (Universal Republic); Pyrithion  The Burden of Sorrow EP (Metal Blade); Stone SourThe House of Gold and Bones: Part 2 (Roadrunner)

Preview: Scale the Summit – “Odyssey” (Prosthetic)

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