With only a few major releases to cover this week, it it being the middle(ish) of the year, we decided to tease our end-of-the-year list extravaganza with a look at what we have as early contenders. Our personal lists vary quite a bit, and for some (like Brian) there are going to be many releases that need to be weeded through before the lists are made. However, I think we all agreed that The Devastated put out the worst album of the year so far…and God help us if something worse comes out. Anyway…to top off this week’s show, we also take a little look into the future, previewing some songs off of some forthcoming albums.
Reviews: Nile – At the Gates of Sethu ; Periphery – Periphery II
Singles: As I Lay Dying – “Cauterize”; Katatonia – “Dead Letters”; Testament – “True American Hate”