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Fun fact – all three of these bands have only been reviewed once before on this here show.  Weird right?  They (and we) have been going so long, you’d think it would have worked out differently.  They are here now, though, and I guess that is all that matters, right?

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Reviews:
Dark Tranquillity Atoma (Century Media)
Testament The Brotherhood of the Snake (Nuclear Blast)
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis (Relapse)

First Impression:
Hollow Earth – “The Harbinger of Existence” taken from Dead Planet out December 12, 2016 from Good Fight Music

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Repeat Offenders

While this certainly isn’t the first time this has happened, it has been a while since all four reviewed album came from bands that have been discussed on the show previously.  Over that time, the bands may (or may not) have changed, for better or worse.  Your hosts’ tastes have definitely changed some too, also for better or worse.  So, what happens when this all comes together?  Well, go find out…

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Reviews:
Enshine Singularity (Rain Without End)
Gorod A Maze of Recycled Creeds (Unique Leader)
Grave Out of Respect for the Dead (Century Media)
Hatchet 
Fear Beyond Lunacy (The End)
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TWO F**KING HUNDRED

For two hundred straight weeks, this show has be availability on or about every Sunday.  So, to, uh, celebrate, we did this one like most of our first hundred shows.  That’s right, freaks – The ROCK(Jock) makes a triumphant return to the podcast, bring his crotchety, jaded, yet unique perspective to this week’s reviews.

We’d also like to sincerely thank all of you who have listened to the show, sent us your band’s music, or otherwise supported this podcast in some way over the past two hundred weeks.  We wouldn’t be doing this without you!*

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*Ok, we might, but it wouldn’t be as good or fun.

Reviews:
Thy Art Is Murder Holy War (Nuclear Blast)
Deathrite Revelation of Chaos (Prosthetic)
Great American Ghost – Everyone Leaves (Good Fight)
Solipsist – The Burning Mass (Ferocious)

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What is Old is New, What is New is Old…

First things first…
CORRECTION: In the Tesseract review we note that Scala was only mixed in stereo.  This is incorrect; it is mixed in 5.1 surround. After recording, we realized that the equipment we were using was not set up properly. Also, the 5.1 sounds awesome.
Moving on…
While out mix of bands we cover is usually pretty interesting (read: varied), I noticed something else interesting this time in said variation.  The first reviewed band is newer, pushing a newer sound.  The next is rocking out with a sound older than them.  The third came originally started in a now-transformed scene, came back together after a split and mixed their original sound with a little influence from the new generation. The last decided to rehash an old scene from their homeland.  So…how much new music are we really getting? Just chew on that for a sec…

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Reviews:
Tesseract Odyssey/Scala (Century Media)
Valkyrie Shadows (Relapse)
Haste the Day Coward (Solid State)
Entrails – Obliteration (Metal Blade)

First Impressions:
Cattle Decapitation – “Manufactured Extinct” taken from The Anthropocene Extinction due August 7, 2015 from Metal Blade

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When you last left your heroes, we gave you our best albums of 2011.  Now, we look at the year to come and the bounty of releases that it will bring, providing our hopes, dreams, and expectations of the albums.  While doing this, Brian manages to start yet another fight with Kyle, we discuss the changing sound of legacy Swedish acts, and provide the closest thing to breaking news that we may ever have.  SideShow.14