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Evolving Backwards

Sometimes a band can evolve by taking influences of what came before and more strongly embracing those influences.  A band can even just use an “old” sound and modernize it ever so slightly.  But sometimes, a band looks back to an era of music they really shouldn’t and progression becomes more like regression. In this episode, all the bands reach back into different area’s of Metal’s past…for better or worse…

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Reviews:
Whitechapel Mark of the Blade (Metal Blade)
Spellcaster Night Hides the World (Prosthetic)
Earth Ship – Hollowed (Napalm)

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Out of Shape Shirtless Guppy

We are now back to our regularly scheduled programming.  So, that means you stuck with just Nick and Brian, but you get three new album reviews and a whole slew of live reviews since Nick was busy this last week.

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Reviews:
Filter Crazy Eyes (Wind Up)
Mantar – Ode to the Flame (Nuclear Blast)
Primitive Weapons – The Future of Death (Party Smasher Inc.)

Live Reviews:
The Sword, Royal Thunder at Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton, MA on April 15, 2016
KvelertakTorcheWild Throne at Middle East (downstairs in Cambridge, MA on April 17, 2016

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We Have Those Droids You’re Looking For!

We also have some other releases you may be looking for! Before you go taking them from us, you should hear us out and see if they really are ones you want.  I promise we won’t be pulling some mind trick BS…we’re not that good.

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Reviews:
Killswitch Engage Incarnate (Roadrunner)
Gadget – The Great Destroyer (Relapse)
Droids Attack Sci-Fi or Die (Riff Reaper)

First Impressions:
Dead Empires – “True Believer”, new single recorded with Kurt Ballou at Converse Rubber Tracks in Boston, MA
Slugdge – “Slave Goo World” from forthcoming new album out later this year on Willowtip
Polar – “Tidal Waves and Hurricanes” from No Cure, No Saviour out May 6th from Prosthetic

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