Two Overdue Big-Name Reviews…

…and some other band.  I mean, we didn’t mean to overshadow Cognizance (which Brian says wrong almost every time), but it just kinda happened that way.  We have a fair amount to say about all three, so make sure you say your piece int he comments or on social media!


Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
Killswitch Engage Atonement (Metal Blade)
Cognizance – Malignant Dominion (Prosthetic)

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Look!  Another Milestone!

And what did we do to commemorate it?  Same thing we did for the last couple milestones…nothing. That said, it just so happens we kinda dove back into the Sideshow’s nu-metal roots this week.  I guess that could count for something? Maybe?


Inter Arma Paradise Gallows (Relapse)
Chevelle – The North Corridor (Epic)
Ancst – Moloch (Halo of Flies)

Live Review:
SlipknotMarilyn Manson, and Of Mice & Men at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 9, 2016

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Yeah, we did it again. We made another Nu-Metal episode.  While this might be fun to do annually, it’s kinda becoming more painful aurally and emotionally each time.  This time, though, we switched it up a little because apparently some kids think the style should be brought back.  Kids, mind you, who were in diapers when the first wave happened*.  Hasn’t anybody heard of “live and let die?”  Not the song…the saying.


*I didn’t check their ages, but trust me…they’re young whipper snappers.

Reviews: Ill Nino – Till Death, La Familia (Victory); Issues Issues (Victory); Mushroomhead – The Righteous and the Butterfly (Megaforce); Powerman 5000 Builders of the Future (T-Boy)

First Impressions:
Nonpiont – “Breaking Skin” from The Return out September 30th thru Razor & Tie (Metal Blade internationally)
Slipknot – “The Negative One” from their forthcoming fifth album due out October thru Roadrunner

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