progressive metal

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)

 

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Notes!

Actually, yes we do. Well, at least Brian needs notes.  Regardless, we have some good recommendations this week, some from familiar territory, and others new to us!

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

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Reviews:
Lamb of God – Lamb of God (Epic)
End – Splinters from an Ever-Changing Face (Closed Casket)
16 Dream Squasher (Relapse)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There Be Quibbles Ahead

We have a solid set of releases for you this episode!  They aren’t perfect – which is obviously what we discuss here – but they are all worth a listen.  Well, they are worth your time if you are into the respective styles of Metal.

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

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Reviews:
Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Napalm)
Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant (Inside Out)
Astralborne Eternity’s End (Prosthetic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Choose a Side

We have some really good discussions this week, and a bunch of differing opinions. To the latter, Nick and Brian only completely agree on one of these albums.  So, we want YOU to get in on the conversation in the comments on the site or social media and choose a side!

And remember – Stay inside. Stay healthy.  Stay Metal.

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Reviews:
Katatonia – City Burials (Peaceville)
Barishi – Old Smoke (Season of Mist)
Werewolves The Dead are Screaming (Prosthetic)
Umbrae Vitae – Shadow of Life (Deathwish)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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They’re Being Followed

As you may realize, we try to keep up with a LOT of bands.  Many we come across fade away, or we may give up on.  Many we try to stick with, even if out of sheer curiosity for ourselves, or just for the sake of the show.  Well, this week, we have been watching all three bands for all of most of their careers, and we are just as excited as many of you to see what they are up to now.

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Reviews:
Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade)
Kvelertak – Splid (Rise)
Great America Ghost Power Through Terror (eOne Heavy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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