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Don’t Make Your Year End Lists Quite Yet

Well,  if you listened to these already, the go ahead.  If you have not hear these releases, we suggest you listen to this episode before you make your top picks for 2015. Spoiler alert: At least one of these is changing out lists.

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Reviews:
Pronostic An Atomic Decision
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things (Century Media)
Cryptopsy The Book of Suffering: Tome 1
YautjaSongs of Lament (Forcefield)

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It’s no secret I (Brian) love records stores.  I mean, where do you think many of the albums we review come from? Whenever I travel, whether it be in the US or abroad, I seek out local record shops. One of the fun things about the shops is discovering new music.  Yes, apps and streaming services that do this are all the rage nowadays, but it’s not the same as going to a store where the employees are just as passionate as you are and asking for some recommendations. It’s also fun to take that one step further and ask them for some local acts that you should know about.  The results of that quest, friends and freaks, is what brings us three of the albums this week.  Oh, and we listened to the new Opeth.

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Reviews:
La Armada
 – Crisis EP (Fat Sandwich) – heard in and recommended by Reckless Records, Chicago, IL (specifically the Loop location, though I also shopped at the larger Wicker Park store)
Occultist Death Sigils (Primitive Ways) – recommended by the owner of Vinyl Conflict, Richmond, VA
Opeth – Pale Communion (Roadrunner)
Yautja Songs of Descent (ForceField) – recommended by The Groove, Nashville, TN

First Impressions:
Exodus – “Salt The Wound” from Blood In, Blood Out out 10/14 via Nuclear Blast
Amaranthe – “Drop Dead Cynical” from Massive Addictive out 10/21 via Spinefarm
Unearth – “The Swarm” from Watchers of the Rule out 10/28 thru eOne (NA) & Century Media (Europe)
Beyond Creation – “Earthborn Evolution” from Earthborn Evolution out 10/28 thru Season of Mist
Ne Obliviscaris – “Painters of the Tempest part II, movement III: ‘Curator” from Citadel out 11/11 thru Season of Mist

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