technical metalcore

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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Stages of Evolution

The only constant is change.  We have seen bands change from almost unnoticeable amounts to seismic sonic shifts. As the catalogs for the three bands below grow, we take a look at how they have evolved..and whether or not we like the change.

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

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Reviews:
August Burns Red – Guardians (Fearless)
Testament – Titans of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
Wake Devouring Ruin (Translation Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rain to the Sound of Panic

We don’t know what the weather has been like where you are, but where we are in NJ and MA (USA), we have had crazy heavy storms day after day.  They don’t last long, but they have been wreaking havoc in certain areas.  We mention THIS early on in the show, so see it for yourself.  Oh, and bonus kudos to anybody that gets the show title without googling it.

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Soreption – Monument of the End (Sumerian)
Crossfaith – Ex_Machina (UNFD)
Within the Ruins World Undone EP (eOne)

 

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The Motion Mosaic

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You Did it Wrong

So why only two albums reviews? Well, as many of you may expect, we have a lot to say about the new Machine Head album, so we wanted to give enough time to that without running the show too long.  Make sure you stick around for the whole show though..there’s good music there. Oh, and we also discuss the production value of August Burns Red‘s remix/remaster of Messengers. 

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Reviews:
Machine Head Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)
Bind Torture Kill Viscères (Wooaaargh)

Bands Across America
Connecticut: Lyra

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It’s Coming Back Around Again

We have a little back of a throwback going on this week.  After staring in the mid-2000’s and dropping three albums, two of these bands have been absent for 6-7 years.  Another artist here got their start around the same time, but they never left, riding the waves of the changing scene and industry. Then we have The Ongoing Concept.

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Reviews:
August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem (Fearless)
The Ongoing Concept – Places (Solid State)
Through the Eyes of the Dead – Disomus (eOne)
Threat Signal – Disconnect (Agonia)

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