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Sh!t We Missed: Part 1

Happy New Year freaks! As with years past, we are starting this one off with some 2015 releases we didn’t get to because, well, in this case, we didn’t know they existed.  Unlike years past, however, we didn’t choose these albums by combing through other outlets’ year end lists.  Where did we get them?  Listen and find out!

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Reviews:
Earthside A Dream in Static
Gods of Eden From the End of Heaven
Alustrium A Tunnel to Eden

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TWO F**KING HUNDRED

For two hundred straight weeks, this show has be availability on or about every Sunday.  So, to, uh, celebrate, we did this one like most of our first hundred shows.  That’s right, freaks – The ROCK(Jock) makes a triumphant return to the podcast, bring his crotchety, jaded, yet unique perspective to this week’s reviews.

We’d also like to sincerely thank all of you who have listened to the show, sent us your band’s music, or otherwise supported this podcast in some way over the past two hundred weeks.  We wouldn’t be doing this without you!*

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*Ok, we might, but it wouldn’t be as good or fun.

Reviews:
Thy Art Is Murder Holy War (Nuclear Blast)
Deathrite Revelation of Chaos (Prosthetic)
Great American Ghost – Everyone Leaves (Good Fight)
Solipsist – The Burning Mass (Ferocious)

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting

This is where I normally write some witty crap about the episode. However, since it is getting to you so late, I am going to skip that and just let you listen.

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Reviews:
Coal Chamber Rivals (Napalm)
Veil of Maya Matriarch (Sumerian)
Antigama The Insolent (selfmadegod)
EschatonSentinel Apocalypse (Unique Leader)

First Impressions:
Wilson – “Give ’em Hell” taken from Right to Rise due June 30, 2015 from Razor & Tie
Lamb of God – “Still Echoes” from VII: Sturm Und Drang due July 15, 2015 from Epic

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Upstarts and Old Farts

Ok, “old farts” isn’t really fair, but it sounds good in the title.  The point is half the reviews this week come from more established acts, while the other half (and our showcase) are still wet behind the ears.  Who does it better?  Well, that’s what you’re here to find out, right?  So get listening and let us know what you think!

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Reviews:
Korpiklaani Noita (Nuclear Blast)
Coliseum – Anxiety’s Kiss (Deathwish)
The Crinn Shadowbreather (independent)
The Raven Autarchy – The Obscene Deliverance (independent)

(Side)Showcase: No Way

First Impressions:
Dead Letter Circus – “While You Wait” taken from their forthcoming album due late winter from UNFD 

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The Future Has Looked Better…

Looking at this episode as I am posting it, I found it interesting how what is old is new again and still fresh sounding while what is actually new sounds kinda old, tired and not fresh.  I mean, that is obviously just in the opinion of this here podcast, but that is what matters most to us in the end anyway. That said – if you think we are really wrong about that, please tell us in the comments.

Also, before I get called out on it – yes, I forgot to do the live review of the Decibel Magazine Tour stop in NY.  By the time I remembered, we didn’t have a chance add it.  However, since it was the last stop of the tour anyway, it’s not really urgent.  So, look for it next week in 187.

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Reviews:
Soilwork Live in the Heart of Helsinki (Nuclear Blast)
Apophys – Prime Incursion (Metal Blade)
Murdock – Dead Lung (Basick)
Continuum – The Hypothesis (Unique Leader)

First Impression:
August Burns Red – “The Wake” taken from Found in Far Away Places out June 30, 2015 from Fearless Records
Veil of Maya – “Teleute” taken from Matriarch out March 12, 2015 from Sumerian Record

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