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Stockholm Syndrome

We follow with three bands this week to see how their latest releases strike us.  Do they hold our attention and have us defending them?  Or do we want to break free and move on with our lives?

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Reviews:
Amon Amarth Berserker (Metal Blade)
Grand Magus Wolf God (Nuclear Blast)
October TideIn Splendor Below (Agonia)

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Darkness in Many Forms

Atmospheric and brooding.  Gothic and creepy. Venomous and aggressive. These are just some of the ways we get to hear the dark this week.  Generally speaking, they are all enjoyable, it just comes down to what you prefer.  If you’re not sure, just stick through he show and try them all!

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Reviews:
MastodonCold Dark Place (Reprise)
Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay (Nuclear Blast)
Great American GhostHatred Stems from the Seed (Good Fight)
Vices to VeilsExist Expire

Live Review:
Gojira, Torche, and Code Orange at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT on October 6, 2017

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From the Other Side

This week’s episode is structured very much the same way as usual, and we are checking out all repeat offenders.  However, we do spice things up a bit with a special guest reviewer! (No, not Mike.) I’m not going to tell you who it is right here, so start listening and find out.

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Reviews:
Pallbearer – Heartless (Profound Lore)
Warbringer Woe to the Vanquished (Napalm)
Saille Gnosis (Code666)

First Impressions:
Tombs – “Cold” from The Grand Annihilation out June 16th from Metal Blade

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