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New Music Starts Early This Year

As we mentioned last week, we actually have some new 2018 music to check out!  I know, right? Who would thought we’d be able to start so early? It’s a pretty strong start, if we do say so ourselves.  Continuing Bands Across America, we hit the Dirty Jerz – Brian’s home state!

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Reviews:
Bloodshot Dawn Reanimation (Hostile Media)
Audrey Horne Blackout (Napalm)
Bleeding Gods Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast)

BandsAcross America
New Jersey: Framework

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As promised, this week’s show is about our supplemental lists.  A prelude, if you will, to the top albums of the year.  We trimmed the fat this year, so we only have six categories (yeah, there was more), including Best EP, Most Disappointing, and Best Art.  As in years past, the latter is done with a guest appearance from our good friend and kinda-in-house artist Mike Clancey.  Feel free to share your picks – or argue with ours – in the comments!

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(Just a reminder: For those of you doing your last minute Christmas shopping on Amazon – which we know some of you are doing – please go there through one of the album links on the side.  That simple click-through will help keep this podcast up and running.  Thanks!)

So, the reason this show is up later than usual (sorry about that) is that half of The Sideshow was moving this weekend and the other half was helping him do so.  We mention this in the show, which, in retrospect, does you absolutely no good since you hear it after the fact.  Look, we never said we were smart, ok? Anyway, hopefully five songs, four album reviews, and three First Impressions make up for the tardiness a bit.

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Reviews:
Audrey HornePure Heavy (Napalm)
Iron ReaganTyranny of Will (Relapse)
Puig DestroyerPuig Destroyer (No Sleep)
XerathIII (Candlelight)

First Impressions:
At The Gates – “At War With Reality” from At War With Reality out 10/28 thru Century Media
Machine Head – “Now We Die” from Bloodstone & Diamonds out 11/10 thru Nuclear Blast
Bloodbath – “Unite in Pain” from Grand Morbid Funeral out 11/17 thru Peaceville

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It’s that time! Time for Brian and Nick to share their top albums for 2013!  And this year, there are more than ever!  After individually making lists of more than 20 albums (beyond 20 was largely undecided when they worked on the collective list), the combined lists brought a Top 25!! There were so many great albums this year, it was hard not make a list this long.  Realistically, it should be even longer because there are even more great albums that didn’t make the cut because of math, but there was just not enough time (and energy) to go further.

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So, without further delay, here is The Sideshow Podcast’s Top 25 Albums of 2013!  Feel free to discuss and debate (and leave your own lists) in the comments.

  1. Nails – Abandon All Life (Southern Lord)
  2. Byzantine – Byzantine (independent)
  3. Norma JeanWrongdoers (Razor & Tie)
  4. Nero Di MarteNero Di Marte (Prosthetic)
  5. AmorphisCircle (Nuclear Blast)
  6. Dead Letter CircusThe Catalyst Fire (The End)
  7. The OceanPelagial (Metal Blade)
  8. SkeletonwitchSerpents Unleashed (Prosthetic)
  9. CarcassSurgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
  10. TesseracTAltered State (Century Media)
  11. Dark TranquilityConstruct (Century Media)
  12. Protest The HeroVolition (Razor & Tie)
  13. DisperseLiving Mirrors (Season of Mist)
  14. Bring Me the HorizonSempiternal (Epitaph)
  15. UnhumanUnhuman (independent)
  16. SoilworkThe Living Infinite (Nuclear Blast)
  17. AnciientsHeart of Oak (Season of Mist)
  18. Audrey HorneYoungblood (Napalm)
  19. The Dillinger Escape PlanOne of Us is the Killer (Party Smasher/Sumerian)
  20. LunarseaHundred Light Years (Punishment 18)
  21. EnshineOrigin (Rain Without End)
  22. Man Must DiePeace Was Never an Option (Lifeforce)
  23. Weekend NachosStill (Relapse)
  24. DevilDriverWinter Kills (Napalm)
  25. Old GodsStylized Violence (Forge Again)

Last week, we had a special show, being able to play music form all the albums we reviewed, and in the post, we told you we would try to keep that going  Well, this week, we only got permission to play half as much music (that’s two songs, for those of you reading with a hangover), but it wasn’t for lack of trying.  Despite it, we still have four new reviews ranging from some killer Rock from a band named after a Twin Peaks character to the world’s first Melodic Death double-album, all executed with our usual antics, mis-speakings, and friendly ridicule. Kyle also makes a suggestion for new section on the site!

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Reviews: As They Burn – Will, Love, Life (Victory); Audrey Horne – Youngblood (Napalm); Omnium Gatherum – Beyond (Lifeforce); Soilwork – The Living Infinite (Nuclear Blast) 

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