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Not the Strong Start We Hoped For

This week we have our first reviews of 2020 releases, and, as the title suggests, you can tell it is still January.  What we also have, though, is out brand new segment we are calling  “Black Label,” where every month, we will feature a record label!  this will introduce us – and therefore you – to a whole lot of new music.

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Reviews:
Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade)
Haunt – Mind Freeze (Shadow Kingdom)
Odious Mortem – Synesthesia (Willowtip)

Black Label:
Redefining Darkness Records

Yeah, We Did It Too

As we discussed in 2019 closer Episode 405, we made “best of the decade” list too.  After collaborating on the 2010 picks (the podcast hadn’t started yet), we took the top 3 albums from each of our “Best of the Year” lists.  Since we didn’t want to repeat bands, we then together picked the best of the repeat offenders.  Next, we individually ranked the remaining albums before finally compiling them like we do the other “Best of the Year” lists.

Ya follow all that?  Good.

The result is solid, albeit a little odd. Remember, both of our likes, dislikes, preferences, tolerances, etc. have changed a lot over the years.  This list is reflective of the show throughout the years filtered through our current tastes, but maybe not really representative of either host individually, or as we maybe would retroactively rank albums (if we could).  So, while you could argue with us about glaring omissions and the such, don’t bother.  We did it this way to be fair to the recorded history of the show and, well – honestly – we didn’t have the time or willpower to start from scratch.  (That list would have been really weird!)

So, without further ado…

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This Is Important

Why is this important, you ask?  Well, mostly because we cover a few albums that may affect our upcoming year-end lists.  Also, one of these albums just has a heavy, significant message to the world. Oh, and maybe that’s just an attention-grabbing title.

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Reviews:
Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas (Metal Blade)
Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
Sentient Horror Morbid Realms (Redefining Darkness)


X is for

Xoth

Y is for
Yonsample

Fuck That Noise

One of these albums was so, uh, unpleasant that it spawned the title of the episode.  Fortunately, the rest of the show makes up for that album, but holy hell was that one bad.  Stop trying to guess which album I am referring to and just listen already.

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Reviews:
Meth. – Mother of Red Light (Prosthetic)
Crypt Sermon The Ruins of Fading Light (Dark Descent)
Snow Burial – Ostrava (Prosthetic)

R is for
Railgun

 

 

 

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