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Not In On the Joke

One album rips and grooves.  One album will pummel you to a pulp.  One album will make your ears bleed for all the wrong reasons.  Which album is which?

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MantarThe Modern Art of Setting Ablaze (Nuclear Blast)
WilsonTasty Nasty (Century Media)
Jesus PieceOnly Self (Southern Lord)

 

West Virginia
False Accusations

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I Don’t Think We’re There Anymore

On a stormy sea of moving emotion, tossed about, I’m like a ship on the ocean. I set a course for winds of fortune, but I hear the voices say…

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Black TuskT.C.B.T. (Season of Mist)
UadaCult of a Dying Sun (Eisenwald)
Cast the Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Agonia)

Bonus Track:
The Nietzsche – “Shake Your Spear

 

Kansas
Existem

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Fulfilling Promises of Death

As we promised last week, we have some more – and different – Death Metal for you in this show. It’s not all DM though, as we also bring another promised review. See?  We are good, honorable men who stay true to our word…or something like that.

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Reviews:
Greyhaven Empty Black (Equal Vision)
Monotheist Scourge (Prosthetic)
Sentient HorrorThe Crypts Below (Redefining Darkness)

 

Vermont
Ghastly Sound

 

 

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When the Normal One Isn’t

The diversity of heavy music stylings is something we pride ourselves on with this podcast.  But sometimes we even surprise ourselves, like when a more “typical” album becomes the proverbial sore thumb of the week.  It’s not a bad thing in anyway, just something a little different.

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Reviews:
Black Map Trace the Path (eOne)
Barren Womb Old Money/New Lows (Spartan)
Erdve – Vaitojimas (Season of Mist)

 

South Carolina
Grüzer

 

 

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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.

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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