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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Notes!

Actually, yes we do. Well, at least Brian needs notes.  Regardless, we have some good recommendations this week, some from familiar territory, and others new to us!

And remember – Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Lamb of God – Lamb of God (Epic)
End – Splinters from an Ever-Changing Face (Closed Casket)
16 Dream Squasher (Relapse)

 

Look!  Another Milestone!

And what did we do to commemorate it?  Same thing we did for the last couple milestones…nothing. That said, it just so happens we kinda dove back into the Sideshow’s nu-metal roots this week.  I guess that could count for something? Maybe?

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Reviews:
Inter Arma Paradise Gallows (Relapse)
Chevelle – The North Corridor (Epic)
Ancst – Moloch (Halo of Flies)

Live Review:
SlipknotMarilyn Manson, and Of Mice & Men at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 9, 2016

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Holding Steady and Growing Pains

Remember last week when hit that milestone number and had Kyle back on?  While it was a blast and there was some good stuff, the chips fell just wrong when it came to releases – we didn’t have the big guns we had hoped for.  Well, fear not freaks, because we make up for it this week with three very notable names, and a name new to us that turned out pretty solid. So get listening and let us know in the comments what you think this week’s albums!

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Reviews:
Lamb of God VII: Sturm Und Drang (Epic)
Symphony X – Underworld (Nuclear Blast)
Kataklysm – Of Ghosts and Gods (Nuclear Blast)
Kronos – Arisen New Era (Unique Leader)

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When it’s a slow week for major releases, we tend to branch out and try new bands, some of which come from the small labels who send us promo.  Like with all experiments, you don’t really know how it’s going to turn out until it’s over. Sometimes we find some truly awesome gems!  And sometimes…well, we find steaming piles dog poo.  So how did this week’s experiments turn out?  Get listening and you’ll find out.

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Reviews: Chevelle – La Gargola (Epic); Khroma – Collapse (Inverse); Neptune – Prelude to Nothing (Earthquake Terror Noise); Pyrrhon Mother of Virtues (Relapse); So Hideous – Last Poem/First Light (Prosthetic)
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