The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 35 (January 16, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 35 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys discuss new albums from Sylosis and The Crown (plus a new-old album from Metallica!) and share their thoughts on mosh pits, plus Corey recaps last week’s Dark Tranquillity / Insomnium show at the Worcester Palladium.

All that and much, much more in this week’s episode, so check it out!

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Album Review: The Crown – “Death is Not Dead”


When exploring the Swedish death metal world, The Crown may not come to mind as immediately as bands like At the Gates or Dark Tranquillity. Hailing from the same mid-90s time period as their more famous counterparts, The Crown made their mark on the scene towards the end of the decade before their 2004 dissolution, triggered by vocalist Johan Lindstrand’s departure. They would return with Doomsday King in 2010, fronted by Jonas Stålhammar, but with not-quite-memorable results. After falling a bit toward death metal’s periphery, The Crown returns with Death is Not Dead—fronted once again by Lindstrand and making a nice return to form.

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Just the Tip: January 13’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday–time for our first proper edition of Just the Tip for 2015! Let’s see what we’ll be checking out on the podcast this week:

January 13, 2015

Sylosis – Dormant Heart (Nuclear Blast)

The Crown – Death is Not Dead (Century Media)

Now, not to be too cryptic here, but…there may be a few more albums that we discuss in some capacity throughout the week. What’s that mean, exactly? You’ll just have to wait and see, won’t you? For now, take a listen and check back later this week for our thoughts in Episode 35!

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Just the Tip: Our Most Anticipated Albums of Q1 2015


It’s Tuesday! BUT…it’s so early in the year that we haven’t come across any new releases we’d like to discuss. So instead, let’s focus this post on some upcoming albums we’ve got our eyes on in 2015. And by “we,” I mean “I.” I mean, I’m sure there’s some overlap with Corey here, but…I’m the one writing the post, so…

Anyway, I’m specifically going to highlight upcoming albums from the first three months of 2015. I suppose I could have gone for the gusto and done an “all-year” glance, but…a lot of the bands I’m most excited for haven’t even set release dates for their stuff yet. Look past March, and it’s all vague promises of stuff being worked on and…that’s it. So let’s stick with the stuff we know for sure about. For me, that would be…

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Quickies: New stuff from Anthrax, The Crown, and Cancer Bats

Well here we are again… another Monday. The worst part? I was too hungover from Saturday to enjoy the Vattnet/Pallbearer show on Sunday. It’s cool though, I’ve seen Vattnet plenty of time already. Because New Hampshire.

This is certainly something I can get into. But now I also have the urge to listen to Convulse. Sigh.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

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