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It’s been a few weeks since we have had an episode where neither host gave a rating below 3.  Well, good news freaks!  We are breaking that streak with week with only average ratings and above.  Are you as pleased with these albums as we are?  Use that comment section to share!

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Reviews:
The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave (Nuclear Blast)
Aetheric Serpents Beneath the Shrine
Aether Realm Tarot

First Impression:
Exhumed – “Defenders of the Grave” from Death Revenge out October 13, 2017 through Relapse Records (link also discusses the album concept)

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Getting Into Gear

Among the album reviews, First Impression, and live review we have for you this week, Nick and I had a little sidebar chat about headphones.  We mention our gear sometimes but, after an experience this week, we felt the need to stress the importance of decent personal listening equipment.  We hope you enjoy the talk (and feel free to participate via comments) but if you really don’t care, I will take this time to remind you that we include chapter skips.

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Reviews:
Byzantine The Cicada Tree (Metal Blade)
Desultory Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)
River Black River Black (Season of Mist)

First Impression:
Arch Enemy – “The World is Yours” from Will to Power out September 8th through Century Media

Live Review:
ChevelleBlack Map, and Dinosaur Pile-Up at Irving Plaza in New York City, NY on July 11, 2017

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Darkness, Violence, and Death

Sounds pretty grim, right? It si, but it’s not as hopeless as you may be imagining.  While this may not be the most “diverse” line-up we have had, these albums interestingly juxtapose and compliment each other simultaneously…at least when you are trying to listen to all three during the week. Confused? Intrigued?  Then get listening…

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Reviews:
Katatonia The Fall of Hearts (Peaceville)
Weekend Nachos Apology (Relapse)
Gutter Instinct – Age of the Fanatics (Prosthetic)

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This week’s show does haven our typical variety of genre-hopping madness.  No, this time the four new reviews fall into two categories: Death Metal and Black Metal. The BM here is of the Post-/Atmospheric/Folk variety, but it is Black nonetheless. Anybody who has been listening to this show for a while knows Brian prefers DM and while Nick seems to enjoy this style of BM.  So with these leanings, will there be squabbles ahead? Will the ratings takes hits?  Listen to find out!

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Reviews:
Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral (Peaceville)
Fen – Carrion Skies (Code 666)
Horrendous – Ecdysis (Dark Descent)
Wayfarer – Children of the Iron Age (Prosthetic)

(Just a reminder: Before doing your Christmas shopping on Amazon – which we know you are going to – please go there through one of the album links on the side.  That simple click-through will help keep this podcast up and running.  Thanks!)

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