183 – The Golden Age of Thall

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thall, but we also talk about thall. Then we have thall and thall. This joke sucks. Music from Unlucky Morpheus, Reasoning Reflections, Liturgy, Blood Incantation, Vildhjarta. Zeal & Ardor live, every Gojira pick scrape ever. Then, cool people time with Star Wars colon Jedi colon Fallen Order. Perihelion Summer by Greg Egan, endgame stuff from The Division 2, and the big one – a Death Straning blowout. Enjoy.

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Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

Cattle Decapitation’s transformation from novelty goregrind act into one of the premier progressive/technical death metal bands of the modern era has been one of the most surprising and rewarding events in modern extreme metal. Now (at least) three records into a career-defining hot streak that’s rivaled by few if any…

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The Anatomy Of – Eternal Storm

Eternal Storm caught me by surprise and consequently murdered our faces with their absolutely fantastic debut record Come the Tide. A melodeath opus that puts them squarely in the elite camp populated by the likes of Insomnium, Dark Tranquility, and Be’lakor, Come the Tide will populate many a year-end list,…

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The Anatomy Of – SiXforNinE

SiXforNine have released the standout heavy metal album of the year so far with their second album Parallel Universe. The band perfectly blend elements of classic and progressive metal with alternative and hard rock to come up with a sound that is all their own. You can read more about…

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Harbinger – Compelled To Suffer

Since coalescing from the remnants of various previous projects at the tail end of 2015, Harbinger have done much of their growing up in public. The band’s debut EP, Paroxysm, and it’s 2017 follow-up Human Dust saw them setting out their stall at the progressive/technical end of the deathcore spectrum.…

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