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Our 20 Favorite Albums of One of Our Least Favorite Years

This is it!  It is finally the end of 2020, and at the 11th hour, we are sharing our Top 20 albums fo the year.  Why did we wait so long? Mostly because Brian forgot to post it days ago.  But also because we wanted to go out with a bang?  Sure…let’s go with that….

Happy New Year everybody!  Here’s to a better year in 2021!
And remember – Be responsible. Stay healthy. Stay Metal.

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Well, This Is A First

There’s nothing particularly special about this episode aside from it being the last regular episode for this shitty year…and a couple of mini-reviews from Brian.  It does, however, mark the first time in over nine years we had to skip a scheduled recording.  Still a damn impressive run, if we do say so ourselves.

You may also notice a review that seems out of place.  Why did we do it? Go to THIS PAGE to find out how you can help this podcast contribute to Crew Nation and make us review whatever you want.

And remember – Be responsible. Stay healthy. Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Dark Tranquillity – Moment (Century Media)
Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast)
Within the Ruins – Black Heart (eOne)

Crew Nation Donation Feature:
Butch Walker – Letters

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Rain to the Sound of Panic

We don’t know what the weather has been like where you are, but where we are in NJ and MA (USA), we have had crazy heavy storms day after day.  They don’t last long, but they have been wreaking havoc in certain areas.  We mention THIS early on in the show, so see it for yourself.  Oh, and bonus kudos to anybody that gets the show title without googling it.

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Soreption – Monument of the End (Sumerian)
Crossfaith – Ex_Machina (UNFD)
Within the Ruins World Undone EP (eOne)

 

Minnesota
The Motion Mosaic

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Scouts’ Honor

In trying to keep with a pseudo-promise we made at the beginning of the year, this show has Brian’s Bandcamp pick for the month.  Next week, you’ll have Nick’s.  To spice things up further, we have a special guest this week!  Our good friend and ‘troop leader’ from the Horror Scouts podcast, Mike, brings his thorough reviewing prowess to the show.

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Reviews:
Within the Ruins – Halfway Human  (eOne)
Black Map In Droves  (eOne)
Frontierer Orange Mathematics

First Impressions:
Scale the Summit – “Royal Orphan” from In a World of Fear out May 19th

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Sleep is for the Weak

If you feel like Brian sounds “tired as fuck” in the episode, you’re not alone…Nick already pointed that out.  You are not wrong either…I was shot.  I still made it through this jam-packed and kinda long episode, giving you 100% of the 50-60% capacity I was at because the show must go on….

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Reviews:
Metallica Hardwired…to Self Destruct (Blackened)
Ion Dissonance Cast the First Stone (Good Fight)
Protest the Hero – Pacific Myth (Razor & Tie)

First Impressions:
Black Map – “Run Rabbit Run” taken from In Droves out March 10, 2017 from eOne
Within the Ruins – “Death of the Rock Star taken from Halfway Human our March 3, 2017 from eOne

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