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But Did You Hear About Tool??

Yes, we acknowledge Tool did a thing right before we record this show.  Way more importantly, though, we have three new, far more relevant releases to discuss, plus a real ripper of a Sideshow ABCs pick!

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Reviews:
Tom MoldPlanetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin)
Serpent of Gnosis As I Drink from the Infinite Well of Inebriation (1126)
Boatman’s TollThe Fat is in the Fire (Seeing Red)

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Opacia

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Musical Reuben 

We have reviewed all of these bands before on this show…a few times each, actually.  Despite that, two of the albums reviewed this week took us by surprise, for different reasons.  The third was good, but we also expected it to be good. So get listening to see how that all shakes out.

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Soulfly Ritual (Nuclear Blast)
Castle Deal Thy Fate (Ripple)
ShiningAnimal (Spinefarm)

 

Idaho
Krystos

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Fin

No, we’re not done.  We’re just starting year seven!  However, one band we review this week, is coming to an end.  We also discuss another that is not technically calling it a day, but it will be the end of the band as we know them.

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Revocation The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)
Dead Letter Circus Dead Letter Circus (Rise)
The NietzscheFinals. (Venona)

 

North Dakota
Grizzly Horse

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Can’t Please Everybody

This has all been said before, but while bands obviously try to please their fans with each release, they – generally speaking – need to switch things up little bit to please themselves too.  However, sometimes changes are rather great or in a direction that will lose some fans, but maybe gain others.  Why am I reiterating this?  Listen to the episode and you will know!

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Reviews:
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty (Sumerian)
Revocation Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
Black Crown Initiate Selves We Cannot Forgive (eOne)

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Dark Tunes for Sunny Days

We have a fully stacked episode for you this week!  Three album reviews, two First Impressions, one live review, and whole lot of Metal! You’re getting a little late start (sorry about that) so I’ll skip further banter and let you get listening.

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Reviews:
Aborted Retrogore (Century Media)
October Tide Winged Waltz (Agonia)
The Foreshadowing Seven Heads Ten Horns (Cyclone Empire)

Live Reviews:
Amon AmarthEntombed A.D. , Exmortus at Playstation Theatre in New York, NY on April 22, 2016

First Impressions:
Nails – “You Will Never Be One of Us” off You Will Never Be One Of Us out June 17th from Nuclear Blast
Gojira – “Stranded” from Magma out June 17th from Roadrunner

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