Shreddin’ Slopes and Guitars

Sorry this one is up so late.  Your hosts went skiing over the long weekend*, so we were incidentally slacking on our podcast duties.  But, hey, it is here, we still haven’t missed a week since the start, and there are three albums for you to check out with us, so all is well.

*President’s Day weekend in the US


Overkill The Grinding Wheel (Nuclear Blast)
Mors Principium Est – Embers of a Dying World (AFM)
Sunless Rise – Unrevealed

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What has a bunch of new songs, reviews of sweet new albums and is under an hour long?  This very episode, that’s what!  Yep, somehow your (not-really-that)dynamic duo of hosts managed to reign things in this week and brought everything a Sideshow episode regularly has in a nice, easier to digest package.  That’ll allow you more time to go listen to the albums we discuss and leave your thoughts and comments about them!


Reviews: Corrupt Moral Altar – Mechanical Tides (Season of Mist); Demonic Resurrection – The Demon King (Candlelight); Overkill – White Devil Armory (Nuclear Blast); Within the Ruins – Phenomena (eOne)

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This past Friday here in America was Independence Day, so many of us attended BBQs and parties this weekend, and many of those attendees probably partied a little too hard because ‘Murica (the guy writing this included). Well, come to think of it, many of you not in America may have done the same thing because it was Saturday night and you didn’t need a reason.  Either way, to help get you through the fun morning after, we have four new album reviews (three of which with music) and six First Impressions (two songs played) that we actually go through quickly! Honest!  There are also a few little news bits in there and the usual fun banter you have come to know and love.

Also, I swear it is coincidence that it is Fourth of July Weekend and the one album we disliked was by a British band.


Reviews: Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown (Epitaph); The Hell – Groovehammer (Prosthetic); Inanimate Existence – A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement (Unique Leader); Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun (Reprise)

First Impressions:
Overkill – “Armorist” from White Devil Armory out July 22nd thru Nuclear Blast
Darkest Hour – “Wasteland” from Darkest Hour out August 5th thru Sumerian
Pallbearer – “The Ghost I Used To Be” from Foundations of Burden out August 19th thru Profound Lore
Code Orange – “I Am King” from I Am King out September 2nd thru Deathwish
Cannibal Corpse – “Sadistic Embodiment” from A Skeletal Domain out September 16th thru Metal Blade

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While it may look more subtle to some of your listeners, it was readily apparent to your hosts that some of the reviewing has indeed matured past the “I don’t like Death Metal, so this album sucks” or “this band has done the same album a bunch of times, so I know this new one is going to suck before I listen to it.”  Obviously, personal tastes in certain sub-genres and preferences toward a band’s sound is still going to play a role, but, generally speaking, there is a less bias going into the reviews.  And if Brian’s scream at one of Kyle’s reviews doesn’t drive this home, then we don’t know what will.

Reviews: God Forbid – EquilibriumNaglfar – Teras; Overkill – The Electric Age

Exhume To Consume: Himsa


In the comments of last week’s episode, some listeners came up with ideas for a SideShow drinking game.  We LOVE the idea, and add a few more rules during this episode (official rules coming soon).  While this idea comes more into fruition, we also begin to discuss what proper etiquette is/should be at shows since apparently mall-trolling, Hot Topic-loving pre-pubescnents have no idea how to conduct themselves in public after they leave the min-van their mommy dropped them off in. We also take a look at the effect of side-project bands.  All of this, plus album reviews and previews await you in Episode 23.

Album Reviews: Asphyx – DeathhammerEvery Time I Die – Ex Lives; Horrendous – The ChillsVeil of Maya Eclipse

Single Previews: Allegaeon –  “Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst”; High on Fire – “Fertile Green”; Jeff Loomis – “The Ultimatum”; Vext – “In the End”


P.S. The side-project Brian couldn’t think of was Dimension Zero.  He realized it as the show was moving on and never got to go back.