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123 – Riot Act Albums of the Year 2020 (10-1)

It’s the epic three hour conclusion to Riot Act’s Albums of the Year 2020 as Steve and Remfry recount their albums of 2020 from 10 to the predictable and inevitable no.1 album of the year. 
We also look into the worst albums of the year, the most disappointing of the year and the surprises of the year. 

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122 – Riot Act’s Albums of the Year 2020 (20 – 11)

Could it really be that time of year again? Yeah, 2020 sucked for most of us, but good golly did we have an excellent soundtrack to accompany the gloom this year. Steve and Remfry count down their Top 20 albums of 2020 and kick things off with spectacular style with numbers 20 – 11. They also talk about their respective song and EP of the year in the first part of our end of year countdown. 

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121 – Palm Reader, Billie Joe Armstrong, Hatebreed and Clutch

Steve’s in a festive mood because it’s Thanksgiving and nothing gets him feeling more jolly than celebrating the concentrated slaughter of millions of people… ahhh bliss! But there’s genuinely something to celebrate as the long awaited 4th album from Palm Reader is out. Remfry and Steve review that alongside new albums by Billie Joe Armstrong, Hatebreed and Clutch. And we also correct our errors from last week when stating that there are no bands left to reform … you’ve come back to us in your droves and we cycle through the bands you’d like to see reform who haven’t done so yet. 

We’re delighted to say Riot Act is supported by Signature Brew. Head to https://www.signaturebrew.co.uk and type in the code ‘riotact’ at the checkout to get 10% off your purchase.

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120 – Killer Be Killed, Cabaret Voltaire, Dark Tranquility and p.g. Lost

Steve and Remfry can’t decide on whether it’s a good week or not, as they review new releases by Killer Be Killed, Cabaret Voltaire, Dark Tranquility and p.g. Lost. They also talk about the potential Hole reunion (and if they’re bothered were such a thing to occur) as well as the all-star Alice in Chains tribute show at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. 

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119 – AC/DC, Jesu, King 810 and Shackles

Biden’s president, we have a vaccine and Steve’s an uncle … but even more important than all of that, System of a Down have released their first new songs in 15 years. Remfry and Uncle Steve assess these 2 new tracks as well as new releases by AC/DC, Jesu, King 810 and Shackles. 

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118 Sólstafir, Ólafur Arnalds, Vennart and Bitch Falcon

Steve and Remfry have had a busy week, not only do they claim to have won the US election (that’s how it works right?) they also have plenty of new music to listen to. Lots of music. A whole load of music. A lot of people are saying they listen to the most music of everyone… ahem…

We review new releases from Sólstafir, Ólafur Arnalds, Vennart, Bitch Falcon, Mountain Caller and This Be The Verse.

Plus, we chat about the latest live streams from The Bronx, Puscifer, Mr. Bungle and Code Orange. 

We’re delighted to say Riot Act is supported by Signature Brew. Head to https://www.signaturebrew.co.uk and type in the code ‘riotact’ at the checkout to get 10% off your purchase.

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117 – Puscifer, Mr. Bungle, Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou and Zeal & Ardor

It’s one of the busiest weeks of the year as Remfry and Steve are up to their eyeballs with new releases. Coming under their critical gaze this week are new releases by Puscifer, Mr. Bungle, Bring Me the Horizon, Eels, Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou, Nothing, Zeal & Ardor and PUP … phew!

Steve also reviews the Fever 333 livestream from Los Angeles and Remfry picks a fight with pretty much every musician that has ever existed. 

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116 – Clipping., Pallbearer, Autechre and Fever 333

Steve and Remfry are perplexed to hear that Miley Cyrus is recording an album of Metallica covers, an album that approximately nobody has asked for. Befuddled, they quickly move to safer ground and review new albums by clipping., Pallbearer, Autechre and Fever 333

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115 – Matt Berninger, Crippled Black Phoenix, Open Mike Eagle and Hellripper

Steve and Remfry review new albums by Matt Berninger, Crippled Black Phoenix, Open Mike Eagle and Hellripper. 
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114 – Greg Puciato, Touché Amoré, Bon Jovi and Metz

The rock world is in mourning this week as news broke on 6th October that Eddie Van Halen has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Steve and Remfry pay their respects to a guitarist who undoubtedly and unmistakably changed the way that people approach the electric guitar.
Reviews come courtesy of Greg Puciato, Touché Amoré, Bon Jovi, METZ and Venom Prison