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Opethian Transitions: Part Deux

Unlike the last episode, this one doesn’t actually have anything to do with Opeth.  However, our transitions of styles from review-to-review are extremely jarring.  Also, I am not in the mood to try to think up a better title.

You may also notice a review that seems out of place.  Why did we do it? Go to THIS PAGE to find out how you can help this podcast contribute to Crew Nation and make us review whatever you want.

And remember – Be safe. Stay healthy. Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Unleash the Archers – Abyss (Napalm)
Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader)
Cytotoxin Nuklearth (Unique Leader)

Crew Nation Donation Feature:
Phish The Story of the Ghost (Elektra)

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In Which We Try to Make Things a Little Less Shitty

If you think about it, we help in our own way by entertaining and informing heavy music fans such as yourself. Even if we only provide temporary mental relief, it’s something, right?  Well we want to do more, and we’d like you to help…and also help us entertain and inform!

What the hell are we talking about?  At the top of the episode – and on THIS PAGE – we explain how The Sideshow Podcast is going to contribute Crew Nation, how you can help, and have some fun with us in the process.

And remember – Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Vampire – Rex (Century Media)
Let Us Prey Virtues of the Vicious (M-Theory)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Year’s Shit We Missed from Last Year

It’s that time of year again!  That’s right, not much had been released yet, so we looked back at some lauded released that seemed to have eluded us until now.  The question we try to answer is, “Do they live up to the hype?”  Well, listen and find out!

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Rolo Tomasi Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It (Holy Roar)
Haken Vektor (Inside Out)
Night VersesFrom the Gallery of Sleep (Equal Vision)
DaughtersYou Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)

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Musical Reuben 

We have reviewed all of these bands before on this show…a few times each, actually.  Despite that, two of the albums reviewed this week took us by surprise, for different reasons.  The third was good, but we also expected it to be good. So get listening to see how that all shakes out.

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Soulfly Ritual (Nuclear Blast)
Castle Deal Thy Fate (Ripple)
ShiningAnimal (Spinefarm)

 

Idaho
Krystos

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Don’t Call It a Comeback – Part 2: The Comeback

This time around, one of these bands is about to release an album 10 years after their last one (a bit more dramatic then the referenced earlier episode).  The same question applies: is it worth it? Well, listen to find out, and make sure you stick around for the new bands!

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Into Eternity – Sirens
Violent Life Violent Death – Come, Heavy Breath
Vein – Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)

 

Texas
Professor Lizard

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