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Yeah, we did it again. We made another Nu-Metal episode.  While this might be fun to do annually, it’s kinda becoming more painful aurally and emotionally each time.  This time, though, we switched it up a little because apparently some kids think the style should be brought back.  Kids, mind you, who were in diapers when the first wave happened*.  Hasn’t anybody heard of “live and let die?”  Not the song…the saying.

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*I didn’t check their ages, but trust me…they’re young whipper snappers.

Reviews: Ill Nino – Till Death, La Familia (Victory); Issues Issues (Victory); Mushroomhead – The Righteous and the Butterfly (Megaforce); Powerman 5000 Builders of the Future (T-Boy)

First Impressions:
Nonpiont – “Breaking Skin” from The Return out September 30th thru Razor & Tie (Metal Blade internationally)
Slipknot – “The Negative One” from their forthcoming fifth album due out October thru Roadrunner

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This week, we are trying something a little different.  While we are still reviewing albums (as we do every week) and we do always tend to discuss the production of said albums, we are making that the focus of the show.  With the release of the 10th Anniversary Edition of As the Palaces Burn inspiring the idea, and the fact that Brian had a few remastered albums sitting on his desk, we decided to give a bit of analysis to those reworks. We do also discuss the merits of the albums themselves because, save for Palaces, we hadn’t heard the others before, so you may not have either!  We also have two brandy-new albums thrown in there for good measure.

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Reviews: Gigan Multi-Dimensional Fractal-Sorcery and Super Science (Willowtip); Impaled – The Dead Still Dead Remain (Willowtip); Hypocrisy – Penetralia/Osculum Obscenum (Nuclear Blast); Lamb of God – As the Palaces Burn: 10th Anniversary Edition (Prosthetic/Razor & Tie); Seeker – Unloved (Victory)

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