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Don’t Call It a Comeback

Well, actually, that is exactly what you should call it, for one of these anyway. One of these is actually still trying to work their way in for the first time. The other? Well, maybe they should be on their way out…

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Bleeding ThroughLove Will Kill All (Sharptone)
KataklysmMeditations (Nuclear Blast)
BaptistsBeacon of Faith (Southern Lord)

 

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New Year, Same Show

Per usual, we are kicking off the new year by reviewing some albums we missed last year. However we are also kicking off a new feature we will be doing all year, which we just decided to name “Bands Across America.” Every week (until the year-end episodes), we are going to feature a band from each of the 50 states.  This week has a band from the first state to enter the union – Delaware.

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Reviews:
Powertrip – Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
Trivium The Sin and the Sentence (Roadrunner)
Integrity Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume (Relapse)

Bands Across America
Delaware: Blackhand

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Repeat Offenders

As much as we love finding new artists, we also love following ones we’ve found already. Well, this week is chock full of those bands, all but one of which we have reviewed multiple times before.  We haven’t loved all the previous output either, so get listening to see if we think these are the latest and greatest.

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Reviews:
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (Season of Mist)
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)
Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate (Century Media)

First Impression:
Old Wounds – “Only Your Enemies Leave Roses” new single

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The Coyote Caught Up

Based on our own assumptions that have just about no basis whatsoever, it appears that when a bigger label signs a small, up-and-coming act, another existing act has to sellout so they can make that money back for the smaller band.  Yeah, I know that is (probably) complete BS, but it is one way to justify our lead review this week.  But stick around for the other reviews (and music) because it definitely gets better from there.

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Reviews:
Trivium Silence in the Snow (Roadrunner)
Wild Throne Harvest of Darkness (Roadrunner)
Black Breath Slaves Beyond Death (Southern Lord)
The Arcane Order Cult of None (Massacre)

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