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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)

 

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Krystos

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Throw Me In The Chorus

Happy Halloween hangover!  And also happy November?  Geez…how did it get to November already?  Craziness.  Anyway, we’re hear to kick off this month with a new batch of tunes from the end of last month.  In our opinion, they run the gamut from amazing, must-buy to kinda meh, but they largely aren’t that simple to describe as such.  It’s a good thing we have this podcast to elaborate on that…and the comment section fro you to tell us your thoughts on these albums.

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Reviews:
Born of Osiris – Soul Sphere (Sumerian)
Abigail Williams The Accuser (Candlelight)
Shining International Blackjazz Society (Spinefarm)
Caligula’s Horse 
Bloom (Inside Out)

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Boy do we have a long one for you!  Clocking in at 1 hour and 42 minutes (including over 15 minutes of music) I think we have a new record for longest Sideshow Podcast.  Why is it so long?  Well, for starters, Kyle is back this week, and just like any other time he is here, he hosts the show.  The ROCK(jock) takes through our our standard four new albums reviewed, plus a couple of previews, Brian’s live review of Kvelertak, and some further discussion on the Tim Lambesis situation. Yeah, it’s a jam packed show.  We’re just trying to give you more for your money…so to speak.

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Reviews: Beyond Creation – The Aura (Season of Mist); Cathedral  The Last Spire (Metal Blade/Rise Above); Clutch – Earth Rocker (Weathermaker); The Dillinger Escape Plan  One of Us Is the Killer (Sumerian/Party Smasher)

Also, since I, Brian, write these little posts, let me say: I am acutely conscious of the fact I need to ameliorate my lexicon.  Yes, I apprehend I erroneously used the word ‘penultimate.’  Please pardon my limited knowledge of  the English language. 

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It’s Sunday morning.  I’m getting over a hangover.  I have been sitting here for 10 minutes and cannot think of anything remotely witty or clever to write.  So, here are some notes on this episode:

– Kyle is still MIA

– Brian and Nick review four new albums for you

– The dynamic duo also discuss some new singles from upcoming releases

– There is still no Clutch review due to Kyle not being present (see above)

– We did not review the new Dillinger Escape Plan album because we don’t have it yet (discussed a little more in the show)

– We do, however, have music to go along with the four album reviews

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Reviews: Entrails  Raging Death (Metal Blade); Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast); Shining  One One One (Prosthetic); TristaniaDarkest White (Napalm)