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Yeah, We Did It Too

As we discussed in 2019 closer Episode 405, we made “best of the decade” list too.  After collaborating on the 2010 picks (the podcast hadn’t started yet), we took the top 3 albums from each of our “Best of the Year” lists.  Since we didn’t want to repeat bands, we then together picked the best of the repeat offenders.  Next, we individually ranked the remaining albums before finally compiling them like we do the other “Best of the Year” lists.

Ya follow all that?  Good.

The result is solid, albeit a little odd. Remember, both of our likes, dislikes, preferences, tolerances, etc. have changed a lot over the years.  This list is reflective of the show throughout the years filtered through our current tastes, but maybe not really representative of either host individually, or as we maybe would retroactively rank albums (if we could).  So, while you could argue with us about glaring omissions and the such, don’t bother.  We did it this way to be fair to the recorded history of the show and, well – honestly – we didn’t have the time or willpower to start from scratch.  (That list would have been really weird!)

So, without further ado…

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Didn’t See that Coming

Here it is!  The moment you have all (probably) been waiting for!  Go listen to our choices and feel free to talk with us about them in the comments.

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Some New Shit!

We have some brandy new jams this week, ranging from sweet melodies to chaotic grind and…well, not “everything in between” but there’s a little bit of variation.  We also debut this year’s gimmicky feature, which should be fun!

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Reviews:
SoilworkVerkligheten (Nuclear Blast)
Beaten To Death Agronomicon (Mas Kina)
WristmeetrazorMisery Never Forgets (Prosthetic)

Bandcamp Features:
AtkaUntitled Album 1
Bury Me BreathingIn the End We All Get What We Want EP

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We’re  Missing a Few Lucky Charms 

Good luck getting horseshoes or balloons in here… Anyway, we have a jam packed show this week.  Why? On top of our (new) usual, we sprinkled a like live review for a little extra flavor.  Don’t like it? You can scrape it off and stick with what you’re used to.

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Reviews:
Starkill Shadow Sleep (Prosthetic)
Hierophant Mass Grave (Season of Mist)
Moon Tooth – Chromaparagon

First Impression:
Benighted – “Versipellis” taken from Necrobreed out February 17, 2017 from Season of Mist

Live Review:
“The Fury Tour” featuring Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar, and Darkness Divide at Gramercy Theater on November 13, 2016

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Time in Sweden…With a Stop in Belgium

We didn’t mean to do this, but it turns out four of the five bands we discuss this week are from Sweden. Those four bands are also signed to Nuclear Blast in at least some part of the world, so apparently they have an affinity of the country too.  I guess most of us Metalheads do now that i think about it…  Anyway, enjoy the show, sorry it is late, and let us know your thoughts on these releases!

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Reviews:
Sabaton The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast)
Soilwork Death Resonance (Nuclear Blast)
Slowly We Rot Poverty of Existence

First Impression:
Meshuggah – “Born in Dissonance” from The Violent Sleep of Reason out October 7th from Nuclear Blast
In Flames – “The End” from Battles out November 11th from Eleven Seven Music Group

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