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Scouts’ Honor

In trying to keep with a pseudo-promise we made at the beginning of the year, this show has Brian’s Bandcamp pick for the month.  Next week, you’ll have Nick’s.  To spice things up further, we have a special guest this week!  Our good friend and ‘troop leader’ from the Horror Scouts podcast, Mike, brings his thorough reviewing prowess to the show.

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Reviews:
Within the Ruins – Halfway Human  (eOne)
Black Map In Droves  (eOne)
Frontierer Orange Mathematics

First Impressions:
Scale the Summit – “Royal Orphan” from In a World of Fear out May 19th

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Can’t Please Everybody

This has all been said before, but while bands obviously try to please their fans with each release, they – generally speaking – need to switch things up little bit to please themselves too.  However, sometimes changes are rather great or in a direction that will lose some fans, but maybe gain others.  Why am I reiterating this?  Listen to the episode and you will know!

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Reviews:
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty (Sumerian)
Revocation Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
Black Crown Initiate Selves We Cannot Forgive (eOne)

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Baby Steps

Last week, we talked a bit about how bands evolve using old influences, or how they just devolve. This week, we inadvertently talk about band evolution and growth again, but from a different angle: taking small steps.  Small steps would seem safer, right?  They can be, but it still does not always work in a band’s favor.  Just listen to the show and you’ll get it.

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Reviews:
Dust Bolt Mass Confusion (Napalm)
Silent Planet – Everything was Sound (Solid State)
Circle of Contempt – Structures for Creation

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Hey Look!  Brand New Music!

It took a few weeks, but we finally have some music that was released this year! We’ve been looking forward to one of these for a while too.  The others…well, we really weren’t familiar with them until about a week ago, so join us on this journey of musical discovery!

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Reviews:
Exmortus Ride Forth (Prosthetic)
The Lion’s Daughter Existence is Horror (Season of Mist)
Grieved – Grieved  (Prosthetic)

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