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New Music Starts Early This Year

As we mentioned last week, we actually have some new 2018 music to check out!  I know, right? Who would thought we’d be able to start so early? It’s a pretty strong start, if we do say so ourselves.  Continuing Bands Across America, we hit the Dirty Jerz – Brian’s home state!

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Reviews:
Bloodshot Dawn Reanimation (Hostile Media)
Audrey Horne Blackout (Napalm)
Bleeding Gods Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast)

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New Jersey: Framework

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Come Origin(al)

That title is solely for Nick’s amusement. We don’t have anything truly original here (and we don’t need to get into the semi-philisophical argument that “nothing is original”). What we do have, though, are a couple of solid albums and one that has a few songs that don’t really help in the fight against Chad Kroeger.

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Reviews:
Origin – Unparalleled Universe  (Nuclear Blast)
Stone Sour Hydrograd (Roadrunner)
Northlane Mesmer (UNFD)

First Impression:
Neck of the Woods – “Bottom Feeder” from The Passenger out September 15 through Basick Records

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Bare Minimum 

In a last-minute search for a First Impression, we only came up with a few tracks by bands we already did First Impressions, so you get only the three reviews this week. If you feel cheated, just remind yourself this is free and we promise you’ll feel better.

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Reviews:
Dream Evil – Six (Century Media)
Wormwitch Strike Mortal Soil (Prosthetic)
Divinity The Immortalist

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Come Together 

Amongst this week’s bands we have talented show offs, a “supergroup,” and a band that probably needs a mouthguard. Also, Nick fought through the elements, construction sites, and a car fire to get to Brian’s house to record this show.  Well, not specifically to do that, but it happened.

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Reviews:
Animals as Leaders The Madness of Many (Sumerian)
Serpentine Dominion Serpentine Dominion (Metal Blade)
Teethgrinder – Nihilism (Lifeforce)

First Impressions:
Disperse – “Stay” taken from Foreward out February 17, 2017 from Season of Mist

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Sleep is for the Weak

If you feel like Brian sounds “tired as fuck” in the episode, you’re not alone…Nick already pointed that out.  You are not wrong either…I was shot.  I still made it through this jam-packed and kinda long episode, giving you 100% of the 50-60% capacity I was at because the show must go on….

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The holiday season is here, and you will be shopping on Amazon. Please consider changing your bookmark to our site and using the album art on the side to get there!  Amazon will give us a small percent back from your purchase and we use that to keep the show and site up and running.  Thanks!

Reviews:
Metallica Hardwired…to Self Destruct (Blackened)
Ion Dissonance Cast the First Stone (Good Fight)
Protest the Hero – Pacific Myth (Razor & Tie)

First Impressions:
Black Map – “Run Rabbit Run” taken from In Droves out March 10, 2017 from eOne
Within the Ruins – “Death of the Rock Star taken from Halfway Human our March 3, 2017 from eOne

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