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Sleep is for the Weak

If you feel like Brian sounds “tired as fuck” in the episode, you’re not alone…Nick already pointed that out.  You are not wrong either…I was shot.  I still made it through this jam-packed and kinda long episode, giving you 100% of the 50-60% capacity I was at because the show must go on….

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Reviews:
Metallica Hardwired…to Self Destruct (Blackened)
Ion Dissonance Cast the First Stone (Good Fight)
Protest the Hero – Pacific Myth (Razor & Tie)

First Impressions:
Black Map – “Run Rabbit Run” taken from In Droves out March 10, 2017 from eOne
Within the Ruins – “Death of the Rock Star taken from Halfway Human our March 3, 2017 from eOne

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Not So Much Awesome

We’ve had a fair amount of big winners the last couple of weeks but all good things must come to an end, right?  Well, here ya have it…

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Reviews:
Wovenwar Honor is Dead (Metal Blade)
Seeker Loss (Victory)
Venom Prison Animus (Prosthetic)

First Impression:
Protest the Hero – “Harbinger” taken from Pacific Myth out November 18th from Razor & Tie

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It’s that time! Time for Brian and Nick to share their top albums for 2013!  And this year, there are more than ever!  After individually making lists of more than 20 albums (beyond 20 was largely undecided when they worked on the collective list), the combined lists brought a Top 25!! There were so many great albums this year, it was hard not make a list this long.  Realistically, it should be even longer because there are even more great albums that didn’t make the cut because of math, but there was just not enough time (and energy) to go further.

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So, without further delay, here is The Sideshow Podcast’s Top 25 Albums of 2013!  Feel free to discuss and debate (and leave your own lists) in the comments.

  1. Nails – Abandon All Life (Southern Lord)
  2. Byzantine – Byzantine (independent)
  3. Norma JeanWrongdoers (Razor & Tie)
  4. Nero Di MarteNero Di Marte (Prosthetic)
  5. AmorphisCircle (Nuclear Blast)
  6. Dead Letter CircusThe Catalyst Fire (The End)
  7. The OceanPelagial (Metal Blade)
  8. SkeletonwitchSerpents Unleashed (Prosthetic)
  9. CarcassSurgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
  10. TesseracTAltered State (Century Media)
  11. Dark TranquilityConstruct (Century Media)
  12. Protest The HeroVolition (Razor & Tie)
  13. DisperseLiving Mirrors (Season of Mist)
  14. Bring Me the HorizonSempiternal (Epitaph)
  15. UnhumanUnhuman (independent)
  16. SoilworkThe Living Infinite (Nuclear Blast)
  17. AnciientsHeart of Oak (Season of Mist)
  18. Audrey HorneYoungblood (Napalm)
  19. The Dillinger Escape PlanOne of Us is the Killer (Party Smasher/Sumerian)
  20. LunarseaHundred Light Years (Punishment 18)
  21. EnshineOrigin (Rain Without End)
  22. Man Must DiePeace Was Never an Option (Lifeforce)
  23. Weekend NachosStill (Relapse)
  24. DevilDriverWinter Kills (Napalm)
  25. Old GodsStylized Violence (Forge Again)

Refreshed and reenergized, Nick and Brian return for another week Metal goodness. This time around, there are five new releases to analyze; some came out last week, some drop this week, but they all range from solid to fantastic…in our humble opinions, that is.  We also have yet a mother live review from Brian’s recent throwdown in NYC.  There’s a whole lot to get to, so you should probably stop reading this and start listening to the show.  Seriously…stop reading.  We’re done here.

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Reviews: Cleanteeth – Pushing Rope (Dullest); Death Angel – The Dream Calls for Blood (Nuclear Blast); Protest the Hero – Volition (Razor & Tie); Thira – Vein I: Varying States of Decay (independent); Trivium – Vengeance Falls (Roadrunner)

Live Reviews: Lamb of GodKillswitch EngageTestamentHuntress @ Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on  October 25, 2013

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Metal can come from anywhere.  Most head-bangers know this already. America has got some good stuff, but Europe might have even more…and that’s not to mention Australia, Japan, etc.  And while this week two of our three album reviews are from bands based in the USofA, the third comes from the unlikely locale of The Maldives.  We also got some singles for you, coming from England, the US (again), and band “based in Seattle, but with members “spread out across both the United States and two continents.””  It’s like traveling without having to get off your couch!  You’re welcome, world.

Album reviews: Bleeding ThroughThe Great Fire; LiberteerBetter To Die on Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees; NothnegalDecadence

Single reviews: The Safety Fire – “Huge Hammers”; The Devastated – “Devil’s Messenger”; Narrows – “Under the Guillotine”

REMINDER: There is still time left you to try to win a SIGNED copy of Lamb of God’s newest album Resolution!  You have to enter by 5PM EST on February 16th, so get your ass over there before it’s too late!
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