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Season’s Beatings

Thanksgiving has past, so that means it is officially Christmas season.  (Unless you ask Nick, who wouldn’t give that day a “season” if he had the choice.) To get you in the mood for anxiously trying to find the right gift and possibly injuring another human to get a bargain TV, we reviewed some savage releases. Once you have that TV in your bloody hands, we have The Erkonauts for celebrating.

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Reviews:
Antigama – Depressant (Selfmadegod)
Impureza La Cadia De Tonatiuh (Season of Mist)
The Offering – The Offering (Century Media)
The Erkonauts – I Shall Forgive (Indie Recordings)
Wvrm – Can You Hear the Wind Howl*

Live Review:
Children of Bodom “20 Years Down & Dirty” Tour on November 24, 2017 at Playstation Theater in New York, NY

*Yes this was produced by Kurt Ballou

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Crabcore and the Effect of Expectations

Our first two releases this week come in as sort of different sides to the same coin.  Bodom are coming off an album that we praised and thought was getting close to a return to form.  Sevendust, however, are coming off an album that we thought (apparently in the minority) was lackluster.  So, with varying hopes and exceptions, what do we think of the new ones?  Well, listen, and we’ll tell you!  ALSO!!  Mr. M. Clancey joins us for the Fit for an Autopsy review, so make sure you stay for that too!

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Reviews:
Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos (Nuclear Blast)
Sevendust Kill the Flaw (7Bros)
Fit for an Autopsy Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell (eOne)
Kowloon Walled City
Grievances (Neurot)

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Sorry for this being late.  Sometimes life just gets in the way a little bit…

…as another example of that, breaking his streak, the one and only Rock(jock) has yet again gone AWOL.  But, as always, the ever-present Nick and Brian are here to guide you through the newest in heavy.  This week brings the usual reviews…complete with music for each of them…, a slew of new First Impressions and a live review of the Killswitch Engage tour that recently hit NYC.

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Reviews: Children of Bodom – Halo of Blood (Nuclear Blast); Incendiary  Cost of Living (Closed Casket Activities); Ramming Speed – Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die (Prosthetic); Your Chance to Die  The American Dream (Red Cord Records)

First Impressions: The Absence – “Oceans”; Arsonists Get All the Girls – “Beast Fist”; Enter Shikari – “Radiate”; letlive. – “Banshee (Ghost Fame)”; Like Moths to the Flame – “I Solemnly Swear”; Nine Inch Nails – “Come Back Haunted”; Palms – “Future Warrior”;  Sirenia – “Seven Widows Weep”

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Boy do we have a long one for you!  Clocking in at 1 hour and 42 minutes (including over 15 minutes of music) I think we have a new record for longest Sideshow Podcast.  Why is it so long?  Well, for starters, Kyle is back this week, and just like any other time he is here, he hosts the show.  The ROCK(jock) takes through our our standard four new albums reviewed, plus a couple of previews, Brian’s live review of Kvelertak, and some further discussion on the Tim Lambesis situation. Yeah, it’s a jam packed show.  We’re just trying to give you more for your money…so to speak.

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Reviews: Beyond Creation – The Aura (Season of Mist); Cathedral  The Last Spire (Metal Blade/Rise Above); Clutch – Earth Rocker (Weathermaker); The Dillinger Escape Plan  One of Us Is the Killer (Sumerian/Party Smasher)

Also, since I, Brian, write these little posts, let me say: I am acutely conscious of the fact I need to ameliorate my lexicon.  Yes, I apprehend I erroneously used the word ‘penultimate.’  Please pardon my limited knowledge of  the English language. 

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