A Lesson in SEO

Let’s face it, the bands in this week’s episode aren’t the first ones to have common words as names. One would think that bands would wants more unique names nowadays since they are frequently sought out on the internet. Sure, the world could just be running out of names, but names like Soilwork, Abominable Putritidy, and even Torche are easier to find on the first search than, say, this week’s bands, Origin, or Trails.

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Reviews:
Castle Welcome to the Graveyard (Ván)
Vanna All Hell (Pure Noise)
Family Future History (Prosthetic)

Look!  Another Milestone!

And what did we do to commemorate it?  Same thing we did for the last couple milestones…nothing. That said, it just so happens we kinda dove back into the Sideshow’s nu-metal roots this week.  I guess that could count for something? Maybe?

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Reviews:
Inter Arma Paradise Gallows (Relapse)
Chevelle – The North Corridor (Epic)
Ancst – Moloch (Halo of Flies)

Live Review:
SlipknotMarilyn Manson, and Of Mice & Men at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 9, 2016

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Baby Steps

Last week, we talked a bit about how bands evolve using old influences, or how they just devolve. This week, we inadvertently talk about band evolution and growth again, but from a different angle: taking small steps.  Small steps would seem safer, right?  They can be, but it still does not always work in a band’s favor.  Just listen to the show and you’ll get it.

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Reviews:
Dust Bolt Mass Confusion (Napalm)
Silent Planet – Everything was Sound (Solid State)
Circle of Contempt – Structures for Creation

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Evolving Backwards

Sometimes a band can evolve by taking influences of what came before and more strongly embracing those influences.  A band can even just use an “old” sound and modernize it ever so slightly.  But sometimes, a band looks back to an era of music they really shouldn’t and progression becomes more like regression. In this episode, all the bands reach back into different area’s of Metal’s past…for better or worse…

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Reviews:
Whitechapel Mark of the Blade (Metal Blade)
Spellcaster Night Hides the World (Prosthetic)
Earth Ship – Hollowed (Napalm)

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Enjoy the Violence

Last week, we showed you some new finds.  This week, we have some returning favorites, including two highly anticipated albums! One of them was pretty much a guaranteed winner while the other was definitely less decided going into it…and kinda stayed so ever after the review.  This would be the opportune time for you listener to share your thoughts in the comments and keeps the discussion going. Just sayin’…

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Reviews:
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us (Nuclear Blast)
Gojira Magma (Roadrunner)
Wayfarer – Old Souls (Prosthetic)

First Impression:
Every Time I Die – “The Coin Has a Say” from Low Teens due out September 23, 2016 from Epitaph

Live Review:
Nails at The Marlin Room (Webster Hall) in New York, NY on June 22, 2016

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