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Sick Music for (Hopefully Not) Sick People

I usually put something funny here, but this time i am going to reiterate something from the top of the episode – A lot of industries are getting hit hard, and it will only get worse before it gets better.  Small/indie bands – particularly Metal bands – are going to have it bad.  A lot of bands we follow make their living on the road, pushing their albums, selling merch, and now have their tours are canceled or postponed. I am sure you have seen many write how financially devastating this is.

S0, if you have been putting off buying a shirt, vinyl, digital download, whatever, NOW is the time to buy (if you are able). Even constantly streaming your favorite bands will help.  It’s going to take the whole community keep these bands afloat.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.  Stay Metal.  Help each other.

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Reviews:
Tombs – Monarchy of Shadows (Season of Mist)
Xenobiotic – Mordrake (Unique Leader)
Beneath The Massacre Fearmonger (Century Media)
SvegahliNightmares of Our Own Design
Hot Graves – Haunted Graves (Redefining Darkness)

Answering the Call

What happens when Slam goes beyond Slam?  When Crust/Grind/Metallic Hardcore steps aside the style a little?  Or when Black Metal overpowers everything else?  We have those answers and more in this episode!

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Reviews:
Ingested– Call of the Void (Unique Leader)
Call of the Void Buried in Light (Translation Loss)
This Gift is a CurseA Throne of Ash (Season of Mist)

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Lo-Pan

 

 

 

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In Search of Self

As we get older and experience more heavy music and the many different styles, we hone in on what we like (and loathe).  We sometimes find ourselves enjoying styles we didn’t previously while outgrowing others.  For better or worse, bands do something similar with their own sound, that rarely sits well…at least while they are figuring that out.

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Reviews:
Parkway Drive – Reverence (Epitaph)
Homewrecker Hell is Here Now (Good Fight)
Ingested – The Level Above Human (Unique Leader)

 

Indiana
Handsome Prick

 

Broadcast the Nightmare

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but does it make for a great album?  Your hosts share their thoughts during reviews this week, so share yours in the comments!

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Reviews:
Alterbeast Feast (Unique Leader)
Necrophobic Mark of the Necrogram (Century Media)
Letters from the Colony – Vignette (Nuclear Blast)

 

New Hampshire
Womb Eater

 

 

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It’s New Year’s! Let’s Argue!

As our final act of 2017, we now present to you our collective Top 30 Albums of 2017!  Feel free to let us know your favorites – or argue about ours – in the comments!

We also want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who listen to this podcast and support us in any way. It is not always easy making keeping up with this show alongside our day jobs and living the rest of our lives, but in the end, we do really enjoy it all.  We truly appreciate all of you who listen, whether you are in a state next door or a country on the other side of the world.

We hope you had a great 2017 and we wish you an even better 2018!

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