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Ch-ch-ch-changes

We have talked about the evolution of a band’s sound or sudden shifts in style many times before on this here show.  Well guess what?  Those discussions happen again this week, based on varied examples.  You have been warned.

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Reviews:
Exhumed – Death Revenge (Relapse)
Enslaved – E (Nuclear Blast)
Veil of Maya – False Idol (Sumerian)
In Search of Sun – Virgin Mother Funk (Spinefarm)

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Live and Well

Boy, do we have a packed show for you!  I don’t think we’ve made an episode this long in quite some time!  Four new reviews, two of which really get your hosts talking.  We also have not one, but TWO live reviews, which in our infinite awesomeness, we coordinated with two of album reviews. So, strap yourself in for good one, freaks!  Oh, and be sure to get talking with us in the comments!

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Reviews:
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction (Metal Blade)
Fear Factory Genexus (Nuclear Blast)
Hibria Hibria (Power Prog)
The Oxford Coma Paris is Mine (independent)

Live Review:
Summer Slaughter Tour at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on August 9, 2015
Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Jasta, Saint Ridley at Irving Plaza in New York, NY on August 11, 2015

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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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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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In the comments of last week’s episode, some listeners came up with ideas for a SideShow drinking game.  We LOVE the idea, and add a few more rules during this episode (official rules coming soon).  While this idea comes more into fruition, we also begin to discuss what proper etiquette is/should be at shows since apparently mall-trolling, Hot Topic-loving pre-pubescnents have no idea how to conduct themselves in public after they leave the min-van their mommy dropped them off in. We also take a look at the effect of side-project bands.  All of this, plus album reviews and previews await you in Episode 23.

Album Reviews: Asphyx – DeathhammerEvery Time I Die – Ex Lives; Horrendous – The ChillsVeil of Maya Eclipse

Single Previews: Allegaeon –  “Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst”; High on Fire – “Fertile Green”; Jeff Loomis – “The Ultimatum”; Vext – “In the End”

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P.S. The side-project Brian couldn’t think of was Dimension Zero.  He realized it as the show was moving on and never got to go back.