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What is Old is New, What is New is Old…

First things first…
CORRECTION: In the Tesseract review we note that Scala was only mixed in stereo.  This is incorrect; it is mixed in 5.1 surround. After recording, we realized that the equipment we were using was not set up properly. Also, the 5.1 sounds awesome.
Moving on…
While out mix of bands we cover is usually pretty interesting (read: varied), I noticed something else interesting this time in said variation.  The first reviewed band is newer, pushing a newer sound.  The next is rocking out with a sound older than them.  The third came originally started in a now-transformed scene, came back together after a split and mixed their original sound with a little influence from the new generation. The last decided to rehash an old scene from their homeland.  So…how much new music are we really getting? Just chew on that for a sec…

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Reviews:
Tesseract Odyssey/Scala (Century Media)
Valkyrie Shadows (Relapse)
Haste the Day Coward (Solid State)
Entrails – Obliteration (Metal Blade)

First Impressions:
Cattle Decapitation – “Manufactured Extinct” taken from The Anthropocene Extinction due August 7, 2015 from Metal Blade

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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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It’s Sunday morning.  I’m getting over a hangover.  I have been sitting here for 10 minutes and cannot think of anything remotely witty or clever to write.  So, here are some notes on this episode:

– Kyle is still MIA

– Brian and Nick review four new albums for you

– The dynamic duo also discuss some new singles from upcoming releases

– There is still no Clutch review due to Kyle not being present (see above)

– We did not review the new Dillinger Escape Plan album because we don’t have it yet (discussed a little more in the show)

– We do, however, have music to go along with the four album reviews

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Reviews: Entrails  Raging Death (Metal Blade); Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast); Shining  One One One (Prosthetic); TristaniaDarkest White (Napalm)