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Throw Me In The Chorus

Happy Halloween hangover!  And also happy November?  Geez…how did it get to November already?  Craziness.  Anyway, we’re hear to kick off this month with a new batch of tunes from the end of last month.  In our opinion, they run the gamut from amazing, must-buy to kinda meh, but they largely aren’t that simple to describe as such.  It’s a good thing we have this podcast to elaborate on that…and the comment section fro you to tell us your thoughts on these albums.

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Reviews:
Born of Osiris – Soul Sphere (Sumerian)
Abigail Williams The Accuser (Candlelight)
Shining International Blackjazz Society (Spinefarm)
Caligula’s Horse 
Bloom (Inside Out)

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Why? Because we don’t give a shit about sports. The four albums we review this week are way more entertaining than watching grown men in spandex molesting each other in order to take control of a (slightly deflated) animal hide. Now, I know somebody is going make a comparison to a mosh pit. However, A) nobody wears spandex in pits, and B) mosh pits are a product of kick-ass music forcing people to release their negative energy, not overpaid athletes trying to get more money. Also, millions of people don’t get butthurt when “their team” goes down in the pit.

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Reviews:
Lord DyingPoisoned Altars (Relapse)
Napalm Death Apex Predator – Easy Meat (Century Media)
Night Demon – Curse of the Damned (Century Media)
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega (Sumerian)

Live Review:
An Evening with Machine (Fuckin’) Head @ Irving Plaza in New York, NY on January 30, 2015

We apologize for not including the chapter skip feature this week.  Our production department (named Nick) was experiencing technical difficulties that made it impossible to include the feature.

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This is it, freaks!  Our Top 20 Albums of 2014!  We all know lists are super subjective and semi-bullshit, but they at least make for good conversation/argument and give you some idea of albums that should be worth your time.  Also, we are review show…we kinda have to do it.

This time, though, we went strictly with our guts.  We each did one draft of our lists before combining them to the final one. No nitpicking and arguing “objectivity” with ourselves.  No giving a shit if placing X higher than Y was trve or kvlt.  What you see is an honest reaction to going over all  200+ albums we reviewed and picking what we liked best.  Obviously our individual lists were longer – and surprisingly diverse considering how many times Nick and I give things the same ratings – but we are both quite pleased with the final rundown.  Maybe we’ll share those personal lists later, but for now, get listening then leave us comments telling us how wrong we are so we can tell you you’re probably right, but argue anyway.

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This week’s are some solid albums, but as you can tell before you even listen (because of the sidebar —>) we weren’t exactly blown away.  That doesn’t mean we didn’t think they were good! It just means that they though they, largely, needed a little more.  But don’t take my word for it, listen for yourself. Listen to the reviews, that is…which I would be to take word for it…  Ya know what? Nevermind.  Just listen the to show.

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Reviews: Darkest Hour –Darkest Hour (Sumerian); Entombed A.D. Back to the Front (Century Media); Mutilation Rites – Harbinger (Prosthetic); Omnihility Deathscapes of the Subconscious (Unique Leader)

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After having a pretty epic episode last week (if we do say so ourselves), we have a little more low key of an episode here, though no more less eclectic than many of our others. What long time listeners will find interesting here (besides the music itself) is the difference between most the reviews Brian and Nick present.  There might be a “first” in here, which we note near the end, and there are definitely a few rarities.  Hopefully it all adds up to an interesting listen!  (Feel free to let us know either way in the comments.)

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Reviews: ’68 – In Humor and Sadness (eOne / Good Fight); Betraying The MartyrsPhantom (Sumerian); EchoesThe Pursuit (Universal Warning); Monuments – The Amanuensis (Century Media)

(Side)Showcase: Monotony is Misery

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