the haunted

Adrenaline Injection

The bands we cover this week have all stepped up their game from their respective last albums, which is nice to hear.  Yeah, I know we haven’t discussed one of the bands before, but just take my word for it.  Or don’t…go listen to both albums for yourself.  Just come back and comment “you were right.”

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Reviews:
The Haunted Strength in Numbers (Century Media)
Inanimate Existence Underneath a Melting Sky (The Artisan Era)
Get the Shot Infinite Punishment (New Damage Records)

First Impression:
Converge – “I Can Tell You About Pain” from The Dusk In Us out November 3, 2017 through Epitaph/Deathwish

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Haeppy Faens at Laest

It’s been a few weeks since we have had an episode where neither host gave a rating below 3.  Well, good news freaks!  We are breaking that streak with week with only average ratings and above.  Are you as pleased with these albums as we are?  Use that comment section to share!

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Reviews:
The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave (Nuclear Blast)
Aetheric Serpents Beneath the Shrine
Aether Realm Tarot

First Impression:
Exhumed – “Defenders of the Grave” from Death Revenge out October 13, 2017 through Relapse Records (link also discusses the album concept)

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Getting Out of Gear

Last week, we had tons of extra content.  So, to balance things out, we have less stuff than normal this week.  Yup, three albums reviews and that’s it.  No need to worry about chapter skips this week, freaks.  This should be done before you know it.  You’re welcome.

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Reviews:
Decapitated Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
Temple of Void Lords of Death (Shadow Kingdom)
Duskmourn Of Shadows and Flame

Editor’s note: I did not realize “Spark” by The Haunted actually released shortly before recording. I got it confused with the previously released song. So, my bad for for not having a First Impression. – Brian

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As promised, this week’s show is about our supplemental lists.  A prelude, if you will, to the top albums of the year.  We trimmed the fat this year, so we only have six categories (yeah, there was more), including Best EP, Most Disappointing, and Best Art.  As in years past, the latter is done with a guest appearance from our good friend and kinda-in-house artist Mike Clancey.  Feel free to share your picks – or argue with ours – in the comments!

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(Just a reminder: For those of you doing your last minute Christmas shopping on Amazon – which we know some of you are doing – please go there through one of the album links on the side.  That simple click-through will help keep this podcast up and running.  Thanks!)