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(Dis)comfort Zone

It seems like oxymoronic to call any Metal music “comfortable”  but I think a lot of us find it comfortable and/or safe in number of ways.  When a band becomes comfortable or safe, though, that can be a good – like they found their “groove” – or bad – like they didn’t try hard enough.  All of this comes up with our reviews, to varying degrees, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

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Reviews:
Destrage The Chosen One (Metal Blade)
Idle Hands Mana (Eisenwald)
Employed to ServeEternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm)

Live Review:
Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire, Inferi, Virvum, and Wormhole at Once Ballroom in Boston, MA on May 25, 2019

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Death Won’t Die

Our inadvertent exploration into various styles of Death Metal continues this week with some Scandinavian Melodic Death and some Progressive/Technical Death Metal from Canada.  We also have a Swedish band that flirts with some Melodic Death too, but I mean, they’re from Sweden. It’s like in their blood or something.

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Reviews:
Kalmah Palo (Spinefarm)
Augury Illusive Golden Age (The Artisan Era)
Orbit CultureRedfog

 

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It’s New Year’s! Let’s Argue!

As our final act of 2017, we now present to you our collective Top 30 Albums of 2017!  Feel free to let us know your favorites – or argue about ours – in the comments!

We also want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who listen to this podcast and support us in any way. It is not always easy making keeping up with this show alongside our day jobs and living the rest of our lives, but in the end, we do really enjoy it all.  We truly appreciate all of you who listen, whether you are in a state next door or a country on the other side of the world.

We hope you had a great 2017 and we wish you an even better 2018!

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Last Reviews of 2017

Yup, you read that right.  These are the final album reviews of the year.  So, get ready to start arguing with us about our 2017 lists, because they are right around the corner.  Oh, and this week, we also reveal our plan for “bandcamp picks” in 2018, so make sure you pay attention for that!

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Reviews:
EntheosDark Future (Spinefarm)
Buried Realm – The Igor Carcinoma
Let It DieThe Liar & The Saint

Live Review:
Hatebreed, Dying Fetus, Code Orange, and Twitching Tongues at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on December 9, 2017

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