Come Origin(al)

That title is solely for Nick’s amusement. We don’t have anything truly original here (and we don’t need to get into the semi-philisophical argument that “nothing is original”). What we do have, though, are a couple of solid albums and one that has a few songs that don’t really help in the fight against Chad Kroeger.


Origin – Unparalleled Universe  (Nuclear Blast)
Stone Sour Hydrograd (Roadrunner)
Northlane Mesmer (UNFD)

First Impression:
Neck of the Woods – “Bottom Feeder” from The Passenger out September 15 through Basick Records

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Liking Stuff You Don’t Like

Anybody who has been listening to this show for a while knows our own tastes have evolved and changed  over the years.  Maybe I am just biased, but I’d say this is more apparent in Nick, and this episode is one of many that helps prove my point.


Incendiary Thousand Mile Stare (Closed Casket Activities)
Hate Tremendum (Napalm)
Witherfall Nocturnes and Requiems

First Impressions:
Origin – “Accident and Error” from Unparalleled Universe out June 20th from Nuclear Blast

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Redeemed by the Proverbial Left Field

I guess that title is somewhat of a spoiler (assuming you haven’t looked dat the sidebar yet), but it’s true.  It’s a good thing, though, because that means we have a couple of new “discoveries” that hopefully you’ll enjoy too!  You should let us know your thoughts in the comments.


Devildriver Trust No One (Napalm)
Enthean Priests of Annihilation
The Hypothesis – Origin (Inverse)

First Impression:
Black Crown Initiate – “For Red Cloud” from Selves We Cannot Forgive out July 22nd from eOne  Read Full Article

We have a good one for you this week, folks.  As promised last week, we have the return of the first (Side)Showcase band (before we even titled it such), Goathanger, and a review of their debut full-length. Also returning to the ‘cast, we catch up with “friend of the show” Byzantine where we discuss what is happening with their new crowd-funded album and the fun times to be had in West Virginia. Around all of that – if you couldn’t figure it out from the episode title – we have three other releases we cover too.  So get get on in here and get listening!


Reviews: Goathanger The Hook (independent); Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless (Metal Blade); Origin – Omnipresent (Nuclear Blast); Sonic Syndicate – Sonic Syndicate (Nuclear Blast)

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If you want your band (or your friend’s band…or that band you just saw at the bar) featured on the show in a (Side)Showcase, send an email to Brian at Brian@thesideshowpodcast.com

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