Getting Into Gear

Among the album reviews, First Impression, and live review we have for you this week, Nick and I had a little sidebar chat about headphones.  We mention our gear sometimes but, after an experience this week, we felt the need to stress the importance of decent personal listening equipment.  We hope you enjoy the talk (and feel free to participate via comments) but if you really don’t care, I will take this time to remind you that we include chapter skips.


Byzantine The Cicada Tree (Metal Blade)
Desultory Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)
River Black River Black (Season of Mist)

First Impression:
Arch Enemy – “The World is Yours” from Will to Power out September 8th through Century Media

Live Review:
ChevelleBlack Map, and Dinosaur Pile-Up at Irving Plaza in New York City, NY on July 11, 2017

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As promised, we have quite the musical line-up this week.  Ranging from furious Deathgrind to some gritty, Grunge-infused Stoner goodness to…Punk?  Yeah.  That happens!  And you’re gonna like it! We also have another addition to the (Side)Showcase and a First Impression!  Throw a song from everything covered, Brian rambling his way through a review or two, and a little little recap of the delicious eats from Thanksgiving, and you have yourself a solid Sideshow experience!


Reviews: Man Must Die Peace Was Never an Option (Lifeforce); Sandrider – Godhead (Good to Die); A Wilhelm Scream – Partycrasher (No Idea)

(Side)Showcase: Death Lab – Demo 2013

First Impression: Still Remains – “Close to the Grave” from Ceasing to Breathe out independently on December 17th

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