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We have starkly diverse line-up of reviews this episode. I mean, we usually have a mix of styles, but there were some sharp transitions when we were listening this week.  We also start our next Black Label feature, and talk about quarantine life.

Feel free to discuss anything and everything with us in our comments section or on social media!

And remember – Be safe. Stay inside. Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Paradise Lost – Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)
Antichrist Demoncore (ACxDC) – Satan is King (Prosthetic)
Aether Realm Redneck Vikings from Hell (Napalm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Musical Reuben 

We have reviewed all of these bands before on this show…a few times each, actually.  Despite that, two of the albums reviewed this week took us by surprise, for different reasons.  The third was good, but we also expected it to be good. So get listening to see how that all shakes out.

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Soulfly Ritual (Nuclear Blast)
Castle Deal Thy Fate (Ripple)
ShiningAnimal (Spinefarm)

 

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Mostly Comfortable

All of this week’s bands are seem pretty comfortable in their own skin.  We found, however, a couple need to shed their skin and grow, one is growing just fine, another is in a possible confused puberty stage, while yet another may be regressing in a way that is making us uncomfortable. To further this forced theme of comfort, make sure you listen to Nick’s live review for some, um, interesting moments at Trap Them’s last show.

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Reviews:
Toothgrinder – Phantom Amore (Spinefarm)
Axis Shift (Good Fight)
Cloak – To Venomous Depths (Season of Mist)
Glasslands – Pariah

First Impression:
Machine Head – “Beyond the Pale” from Catharsis out January 26, 2018 through Nuclear Blast

Live Review:
Slow DeathCall of the VoidTrap Them (final show) on November 12, 2017 at Sonia in Cambridge, MA

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Opinions May Differ

It’s pretty uncommon that your hosts disagree with the majority of the content within an episode.  Every now and then, though, it happens, and you actually get some opposing views and different number ratings.  This is one of those episodes.

Feel free to chime in with your own thoughts in the comments!

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Reviews:
Paradise LostMedusa (Nuclear Blast)
SepticfleshCodex Omega (Prosthetic/Season of Mist)
CripperFollow Me: Kill! (Metal Blade)

First Impression:
Toothgrinder – “The Shadow” from Phantom Amour out on November 10, 2017 through Spinefarm

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Shit We Missed: Part 1

Happy New Year freaks!  Another year is in the books and 2017 will most certainly be, um, interesting on a number of fronts.  But before we get into any new things, we have to look back on some shit we missed.  You should have known this was coming…it’s a tradition here on the Sideshow!

Are they albums you loved from last year that we completely missed?  Let us know in the comments so we can check them out!

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Reviews:
Khemmis Hunted (20 Buck Spin)
Destroyer 666 Wildfire (Season of Mist)
Eternal Sleep – The Emptiness of (Closed Casket Activities)

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