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Thankful for Death Metal

Thanksgiving is this week in the USA, so we are giving thanks for all Metal.  This show in particular focuses of a few forms of Death Metal, including our live review, so we are extra thankful for the brutality it brings.

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Hate Eternal Upon Desolate Sands (Season of Mist)
Nothgard Malady X (Metal Blade)
LanguishUnworthy (Prosthetic)

Live Review:
The “Death Chopping North America: Farewell Frank Tour 2018” w/ SuffocationCattle DecapitationKrisiun, and Visceral Disgorge at Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY on November 16, 2018

 

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Dischordia

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Opinions May Differ

It’s pretty uncommon that your hosts disagree with the majority of the content within an episode.  Every now and then, though, it happens, and you actually get some opposing views and different number ratings.  This is one of those episodes.

Feel free to chime in with your own thoughts in the comments!

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Reviews:
Paradise LostMedusa (Nuclear Blast)
SepticfleshCodex Omega (Prosthetic/Season of Mist)
CripperFollow Me: Kill! (Metal Blade)

First Impression:
Toothgrinder – “The Shadow” from Phantom Amour out on November 10, 2017 through Spinefarm

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What Just Happened?

We come across a lot of albums we love for any of a number of reasons but it is rare we come across something that truly stuns us (in a good way).  Well, we have one of those rare occurrences this week, and it helped create an episode that us musically all over the place. No seriously…try listening to all of this back-to-back, or worse, on shuffle.  Shit gets weird fast.

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Reviews:
Crimfall Amain (Metal Blade)
NYN Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt (Vmbrella)
The Hirsch Effekt Eskapist (Long Branch)

First Impression:
Caligula’s Horse – “Will’s Song (Let the Colors Run)” from In Contact out September 15, 2017 through Inside Out

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We’re  Missing a Few Lucky Charms 

Good luck getting horseshoes or balloons in here… Anyway, we have a jam packed show this week.  Why? On top of our (new) usual, we sprinkled a like live review for a little extra flavor.  Don’t like it? You can scrape it off and stick with what you’re used to.

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Reviews:
Starkill Shadow Sleep (Prosthetic)
Hierophant Mass Grave (Season of Mist)
Moon Tooth – Chromaparagon

First Impression:
Benighted – “Versipellis” taken from Necrobreed out February 17, 2017 from Season of Mist

Live Review:
“The Fury Tour” featuring Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar, and Darkness Divide at Gramercy Theater on November 13, 2016

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Got a Better Closer…but at What Cost?

The last couple weeks saw some stellar albums reviewed alongside some epic failures that closed out the shows.  This week’s closer is not a pile of manure, but the other albums aren’t as stellar either. So is this balance better? Let us know what you think about this week’s albums!

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Reviews:
Epica The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
Auras Heliospectrum (eOne)
Crator The Ones Who Create : The Ones Who Destroy

First Impression:
Animals as Leaders – “The Brain Dance” taken from The Madness of Many out November 11th from Sumerian Records

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