synth

Hit or Miss

We inadvertently picked a set of dense albums to review this week, so collectively, listening to them all repeatedly was a bit daunting.  But, like always, we did it and we have thoughts to share about them! That is why you came here, right?

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Behemoth I Loved You at Your Darkest (Metal Blade)
Horrendous Idol (Season of Mist)
Irreversible MechanismImmersion (Blood Music)

 

South Dakota
The Washout

 

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Smorgasbord

We have a delightful spread of heavy treats for you this week.  I know we tend to have diverse offerings, but the array of offerings we have this week is kind of all over the place.  That said, if you have tastes as diverse as we do, there’s a lot for you to digest here.

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Frontierer – Unloved
The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult (Season of Mist)
Sandrider Armada (Good to Die)

 

California
Madrost

 

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Eight Bands, One Episode

It has been a while, but your hosts saw the same tour!  Sure, we didn’t go together, but it still allows us to do a live review!  We do that in addition to three album reviews and a First Impression, so you best get started.

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Reviews:
Mastodon – Emperor of Sound (Reprise)
Without Waves Lunar (Prosthetic)
Woe Hope Attrition (Vendetta)

First Impressions:
Mutoid Man– “Melt Your Mind” from War Moans out June 2nd from Sargent House

Live Review:
The Sonic Unrest Tour II  featuring Infinity ShredNorma JeanThe Contortionist, and Periphery

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Finally!  We finally found something Nick and Brian disagree on!  It also may not on be the album you think it is (based on your options below). Despite that album (or including it, depending on who you side with) there’s some good stuff here this week, ranging from the Retro-Synth-Electronic-Rock of Crosses to the Brutal Death Metal massacre that is Benighted.  Yeah…that’s happening.  That’s how we roll, bitches.

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Reviews: Benighted – Carnivore Sublime (Season of Mist); ††† – ††† (Sumerian); Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us (Season of Mist); I Killed the Prom Queen – Beloved (Epitaph)

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