Dead Letter Circus

Fin

No, we’re not done.  We’re just starting year seven!  However, one band we review this week, is coming to an end.  We also discuss another that is not technically calling it a day, but it will be the end of the band as we know them.

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Revocation The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)
Dead Letter Circus Dead Letter Circus (Rise)
The NietzscheFinals. (Venona)

 

North Dakota
Grizzly Horse

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Brick By Boring Brick

To be clear – the episode is NOT boring! Your hosts just separately opine that some of the music could have been a little more interesting.  That doesn’t mean you should skip anything…you might like it!  You might think one of us is wrong and want to irrationally argue with the “wrong” host in the comments! There is fun to be had here, even if we didn’t think it was in the music.

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Reviews:
Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis (The End)
Soulfly Archangel (Nuclear Blast)
Krisiun Forged in Fury (Century Media)
Divides Brokentooth (independent)

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Upstarts and Old Farts

Ok, “old farts” isn’t really fair, but it sounds good in the title.  The point is half the reviews this week come from more established acts, while the other half (and our showcase) are still wet behind the ears.  Who does it better?  Well, that’s what you’re here to find out, right?  So get listening and let us know what you think!

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Reviews:
Korpiklaani Noita (Nuclear Blast)
Coliseum – Anxiety’s Kiss (Deathwish)
The Crinn Shadowbreather (independent)
The Raven Autarchy – The Obscene Deliverance (independent)

(Side)Showcase: No Way

First Impressions:
Dead Letter Circus – “While You Wait” taken from their forthcoming album due late winter from UNFD 

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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)

After coming off of last week’s show focusing on production, we’re happy to report that all the albums this week are produced very well.  On top of that, they are all full of good music!  We have four new albums whose bands are new to us, and two of those are also brand new bands! We also have a live review of the last top of “This Tour is Personal.”  So, it’s a very full episode, baked twice for extra deliciousness (just listen…we explain).

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Reviews: Cronian Erathems (Season of Mist); Enter Shikari – Rat Race EP (Hopeless); Oblivion – Called to Rise (Unique Leader); Otargos – Apex Terror (Listenable); Unhuman – Unhuman (self-released)

Live Review: “This Tour is Personal” feat. PeripheryBorn of OsirisDead Letter CircusTwelve Foot Ninja @ Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY on November 20, 2013

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