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The One

Somehow Brian made it this far into the year without rating an album with a ‘1’.  If you’ve been listening, you know there have been plenty of albums he did not enjoy, but he found something redeeming enough to warrant a ‘2’.  Well – spoiler alert – that streak ends this week.  Which album gets the low score?  Listen and find out…

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Reviews:
The Faceless – In Becoming a Ghost (Sumerian)
Glassjaw Material Control (Century Media)
MouthBreather – Pig EP

(Side)Showcase: Duality

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Checking Levels

We finally are doing another showcase!  Doesn’t anybody remember those?  Well, either way, we have treat for you this week amongst three more releases and our commentary on Decibel’s Top 40 list that we teased last week.

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Reviews:
Implore – Subjugate (Century Media)
Midnight Sweet Death and Ecstasy (Hell’s Headbangers)
Oblivion – The Path Towards… (Unique Leader)

(Side)Showcase: American Standards

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Upstarts and Old Farts

Ok, “old farts” isn’t really fair, but it sounds good in the title.  The point is half the reviews this week come from more established acts, while the other half (and our showcase) are still wet behind the ears.  Who does it better?  Well, that’s what you’re here to find out, right?  So get listening and let us know what you think!

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Reviews:
Korpiklaani Noita (Nuclear Blast)
Coliseum – Anxiety’s Kiss (Deathwish)
The Crinn Shadowbreather (independent)
The Raven Autarchy – The Obscene Deliverance (independent)

(Side)Showcase: No Way

First Impressions:
Dead Letter Circus – “While You Wait” taken from their forthcoming album due late winter from UNFD 

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All The Segments!

We may have one less album review this week than we normally do, but we have tons of content to make up for it!  Live review!  Showcase! First Impressions!  And if that wasn’t enough to entice you, your hosts actually have differing opinions on two of the albums!  I know…your mind is blown, right?  It’s crazy in here. Come join us.

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Reviews:
Tribulation The Children of the Night (Century Media)
Abiotic – Cauistry (Metal Blade)
Native Construct – Quiet World (Metal Blade)

(Side)Showcase: Eeden

First Impressions:
Paradise Lost – “No Hope in Sight” taken from The Plague Within out June 2, 2015 from Century Media
Noisem – “1132” taken from Blossoming Decay out early June 2015 from A389 Recordings

Live Review: The Decibel Magazine Tour 2015 featuring At The GatesConvergePallbearer, and Vallenfyre at Webster Hall in New York, NY on April 12, 2015

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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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