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Listapaloozamania Start Now!

It’s a week before Christmas and all through the podcast we were stirring, bitching, and moaning about making lists.  I mean, we go through this every year, so you think we would just get over it. Anyway, as in years past, we have a few other short lists like Best Artwork (which you can see below), Most Disappointing, and Worst Albums. Enjoy these treats this week, and come back next week for the 2016 grand finale!

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What Were They Thinking?

The episode title really only refers to two out of the five bands we discuss this week.  But those two…oh man.  It’s that situation where you want to be in the band’s collective head so you can try to see things from their perspective and understand why they think what they recorded is good. I’d also like to know which people at the labels went “yeah, let’s throw money at this to promote and release it!”   That’d be an interesting interview…

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Reviews:
Death Angel The Evil Divide (Nuclear Blast)
Lacuna Coil Delirium (Century Media)
Thrice – To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere (Vagrant)

First Impression:
Dropout – “The End” from forthcoming album
Machine Head – “Is There Anybody Out There?” single

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No, not really.  That’s a joke.  If this show ever sounds like we are trying to go for “radio friendly” hunt us down and shoot us because we sold out.  Anyway, that bit was a not a complete non-sequiter, as you will hear in one of our five album reviews.  And because that’s not enough, we also have two live reviews for shows your super-awesome hosts went to last week. So get comfy because this might take a little more time….but it’s worth it, I promise.

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Reviews: Austrian Death Machine – Triple Brutal (Artery Recordings); Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (Century Media); Lesser Key – Lesser Key EP (Sumerian); Pet the Preacher The Cave & The Sunlight (Napalm); Sockweb – Werewolf (Monolithic Records)

Live Reviews: “Halo of Blood over North America Tour” feat. Children of Bodom, Death Angel, Tyr @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY on March 28, 2014; The Ocean, Scale the Summit, The Atlas Moth @ The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY on March 29, 2014

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This time around, Brian relieves Kyle of his “hosting” duties and gets down to business.  With SIX new albums to review, there wasn’t any time for his ridiculous shenanigans.  However, that is not to say we didn’t have any fun doing this episode.

Aaaand we also have something VERY special to share…The SideShow Podcast’s very first giveaway contest!  We have a pretty awesome prize for the lucky winner.  This is isn’t some random old CD Brian dug out of his basement, oh no. This is a nice collector’s piece.  Listen to the episode for details on how to enter!

Album reviews:  Abigail WilliamsBecoming; AbortedGlobal Flatline; Blessed By A Broken Heart – Feel The Power; Desecravity – Implicit Obedience; Lacuna Coil – Dark Adrenaline; Lamb of God – Resolution

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