Freak of the Week

May ended with a pretty slow release week, so we decide to do an entire episode of Sh!t We Missed!  And while all three of your fearless leaders picked the albums to review, Mr. R.Jock was not able to join us this week, leaving Brian and Nick hold the line.  Kyle’s absence also leads to a much calmer show because he was not there to start fights.  It was pretty nice actually…maybe we won’t bring him back…… Oh, yeah, so anyway…also included in this episode is the sorely missed Freak of the Week segment, which we used to fill in the some of the gore and violence usually included via Death Metal albums (of which there are none this week).

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Reviews: Atoma – SkylightThe Burial – Lights and Perfections; Ever Forthright – Ever ForthrightParadise Lost – Tragic IdolUnsane – Wreck

We came up a little short with albums to review this week (not the same story next week), but had a hell of a lot to talk about!  We share our thoughts on Killswitch Engage rejoining with Jesse Leach, the impact Meshuggah has in 2012, and The Human Abstract having enough drama to start their own reality show (“Abstractly Human” is the  not-so-clever working title).  Also, since we found one that related to the recently-passed non-metal holiday, Valentines’s Day, we see the return of Freak of the Week! Aaaaaaand we reveal the winner of our very first contest!  Even if you didn’t enter you should listen for it because Kyle could not have botched up the announcement more if he tried.

Album Reviews: Chimp Spanner – All Roads Lead Here EPPsycroptic – The Inherited Repression

Single Reviews: The Human Abstract – “Moonlight Sonata“; Meshuggah – “Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion”

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Lots of new music on this one!  Also,  a lively debate about over-saturation, Loutallica, and another head to head Freak Of The Week.

REVIEWS: Structures – Divided By; Hammers Of Misfortune – 17th Street; Vallenfyre – A Fragile King; Krisiun – Great Execution; Death – Individual Thought Patterns

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A moment two-and-a-half years in the making is almost here…

THIS SUNDAY! THE SIDESHOW RETURNS!

Come back here before your Monday morning commute to download the very first SIDESHOW Podcast! And what a podcast it is. We enlisted the heavy hitters for our first show, reviewing all the big September 27th releases including the follow-up to one of the best albums of the last decade–Machine Head’s Unto the Locust. We’ve also got reviews of Mastodon’s The Hunter and Opeth’s Heritage, in which Brian and I bicker and Nick says something. Plus, our very first podcastified Freak of the Week!

Make sure to come on back after downloading the show to check out a recap of our reviews and links to everything we talked about. And don’t forget to comment! This is just as much YOUR podcast as it is ours and we want to hear from you. Post your comments to the recap right here at www.thesideshowpodcast.com. You can also comment on the show by Tweeting us at @SIDESHOWPodcast with #FirstPodcast or leave a post on our Facebook page (don’t forget to be super lame and “Like” us while you’re there). We want your suggestions on EVERYTHING–future reviews, Freaks of the Week, fashion tips…whatever you got, we can handle it.

Onto other business…

HUGE horns up to all of our followers on Twitter. The account’s been active barely two days and we’re already drowning in a sea of Freaks. Thank you! And like we mentioned already, to all the bands contacting us, keep it coming! We’re planning a bunch of different ways to get you guys involved. Stay tuned for more details.

Finally, we will hold our very first LIVE Tweeting session TONIGHT from the Frak the Gods Tour featuring Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures at Gramercy Theatre. Before we even post our first episode, we’re going to bring you instant reviews of tonight’s concert. Head on over and follow us on Twitter for the next best thing to see the show in person.

— Kyle the ROCK(jock)