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The Last Last Year Show

I promise this will be the last new 2017 episode without 2017 releases.  We have some stuff lined up the next two weeks that will catch us up a bit.  For now, though, we have a few more we found from 2016 that we think you’ll enjoy.

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Reviews:
Cyborg Octopus Learning to Breathe (Apewhale)
Khonsu The Sun Protectorate
Colosso – Obnoxious (Apewhale)

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Redeemed by the Proverbial Left Field

I guess that title is somewhat of a spoiler (assuming you haven’t looked dat the sidebar yet), but it’s true.  It’s a good thing, though, because that means we have a couple of new “discoveries” that hopefully you’ll enjoy too!  You should let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Reviews:
Devildriver Trust No One (Napalm)
Enthean Priests of Annihilation
The Hypothesis – Origin (Inverse)

First Impression:
Black Crown Initiate – “For Red Cloud” from Selves We Cannot Forgive out July 22nd from eOne  Read Full Article

Call Off the Search Party…

…your episode is here! After an eventful and less-than-ideal ski trip, we found time to bring you the latest and, ok, we’ll leave it at that  We may not always get them up on Sunday, but we have kept you satisfied for 230* weeks straight now.  So, to satisfy your metallic cravings this week, we have some more traditional stuff, some grind violence, and something so bombastic, our former third host would likely rant about it at the top of his lungs in equal measure.

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Reviews:
Holy GrailTimes Of Pride And Peril (Prosthetic)
MagrurdergrindII (Relapse)
Fleshgod Apocalypse King (Nuclear Blast)

*Yeah, I know there is still technically a missing episode…

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You’re Doing It Wrong

What’s interesting this week is that album that both of us agree is kind of middle-of-the-road is the one that actually gets it the most right.  The first reviewed album gets it’s mostly right, but left one of us wanting more.  One gets it’s so wrong, we actually spend about 20 minutes talking about it (sorry…kinda…).  And the other is just blah.  Funny how that works out….

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Reviews:
Scale the Summit V (Prosthetic)
Parkway Drive Ire (Epitaph)
Gloryhammer Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (Napalm)
Ritual KillerExterminance (Season of Mist)

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Extra! Extra! Hear all about it!
Yeah, we have some news this week. Actually, most of it is some industry discussion regarding some of the changes we have seen in what’s selling (or not) and we are going to see in Billboard charting.  We also rip apart Revolver magazine’s recent lists (because how could you not?) and jealously discuss how every band ever is playing at a single open air festival next year.  This all takes place in the middle of the show, sandwiched between our four new reviews.

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Reviews:
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater  (Metal Blade)
Ne ObliviscarisCitadel (Season of Mist)
Saille – Eldritch (Code 666)
SSS Limp.Gasp.Collapse. (Prosthetic)

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