Darkness, Violence, and Death

Sounds pretty grim, right? It si, but it’s not as hopeless as you may be imagining.  While this may not be the most “diverse” line-up we have had, these albums interestingly juxtapose and compliment each other simultaneously…at least when you are trying to listen to all three during the week. Confused? Intrigued?  Then get listening…


Katatonia The Fall of Hearts (Peaceville)
Weekend Nachos Apology (Relapse)
Gutter Instinct – Age of the Fanatics (Prosthetic)

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This week’s show does haven our typical variety of genre-hopping madness.  No, this time the four new reviews fall into two categories: Death Metal and Black Metal. The BM here is of the Post-/Atmospheric/Folk variety, but it is Black nonetheless. Anybody who has been listening to this show for a while knows Brian prefers DM and while Nick seems to enjoy this style of BM.  So with these leanings, will there be squabbles ahead? Will the ratings takes hits?  Listen to find out!


Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral (Peaceville)
Fen – Carrion Skies (Code 666)
Horrendous – Ecdysis (Dark Descent)
Wayfarer – Children of the Iron Age (Prosthetic)

(Just a reminder: Before doing your Christmas shopping on Amazon – which we know you are going to – please go there through one of the album links on the side.  That simple click-through will help keep this podcast up and running.  Thanks!)

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So, the reason this show is up later than usual (sorry about that) is that half of The Sideshow was moving this weekend and the other half was helping him do so.  We mention this in the show, which, in retrospect, does you absolutely no good since you hear it after the fact.  Look, we never said we were smart, ok? Anyway, hopefully five songs, four album reviews, and three First Impressions make up for the tardiness a bit.


Audrey HornePure Heavy (Napalm)
Iron ReaganTyranny of Will (Relapse)
Puig DestroyerPuig Destroyer (No Sleep)
XerathIII (Candlelight)

First Impressions:
At The Gates – “At War With Reality” from At War With Reality out 10/28 thru Century Media
Machine Head – “Now We Die” from Bloodstone & Diamonds out 11/10 thru Nuclear Blast
Bloodbath – “Unite in Pain” from Grand Morbid Funeral out 11/17 thru Peaceville

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It’s Labor Day weekend here in the States, so most of you domestic listeners are either hungover from last night’s BBQ or going to get drunk at a BBQ today and/or tomorrow.  As such, I am not gonna spend a ton of time on this little write up.  Not that I don’t care about you international listeners (quite the opposite really), but maybe I have aBBQ to get ready for too!  Maybe…maybe not…  Anyway, here’s the important stuff: no Kyle (which will save some of your livers); four album reviews; two new tunes.


Reviews: Autopsy – The Headless Ritual (Peaceville); The Ongoing Concept – Saloon (Solid State); Witherscape – The Inheritance (Century Media); Vista Chino – Peace (Napalm)

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This week, we have a mixed bag of releases, living up to our current slogan.  Going to both ends of our rating spectrum (literally…Brian give a 5 and a 1 this week), Nick and Brian shepherd you through five new releases that do everything from grind your face to a pulp to bore you to the point of self mutilation.  Ok, the boring one may not be quite that bad, but it’s not good.  What is good, though, are the two first-impressions we end the show with, one of which we (excitedly) got to play for you!  To round off this week’s shenanigans, Brian shares his live review of the Deftones and Periphery show he caught last week…a show he went to with Kyle, but in case you didn’t figure it out, he’s MIA again.


Reviews: Complete Failure – The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault (Season of Misty); Darkthrone – The Underground Resistance (Peaceville); Hatchet – Dawn of the End (The End); Mortillery – Origin of Extinction (Naplam);  Neaera – Ours is the Storm (Metal Blade)

First Impressions: Anti-Mortem – “Stagnante Water” (Nuclear Blast Entertainment); The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Prancer” (Party Smasher/Sumerian)

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