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Yeah, We Did It Too

As we discussed in 2019 closer Episode 405, we made “best of the decade” list too.  After collaborating on the 2010 picks (the podcast hadn’t started yet), we took the top 3 albums from each of our “Best of the Year” lists.  Since we didn’t want to repeat bands, we then together picked the best of the repeat offenders.  Next, we individually ranked the remaining albums before finally compiling them like we do the other “Best of the Year” lists.

Ya follow all that?  Good.

The result is solid, albeit a little odd. Remember, both of our likes, dislikes, preferences, tolerances, etc. have changed a lot over the years.  This list is reflective of the show throughout the years filtered through our current tastes, but maybe not really representative of either host individually, or as we maybe would retroactively rank albums (if we could).  So, while you could argue with us about glaring omissions and the such, don’t bother.  We did it this way to be fair to the recorded history of the show and, well – honestly – we didn’t have the time or willpower to start from scratch.  (That list would have been really weird!)

So, without further ado…

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Three Fucking Hundred

For 300 weeks in a row, we have presented a new episode of the Sideshow without fail. That means every week for approximately 5.75 years, you have had at least Nick and Brian providing new album reviews (or end of the year lists). So to celebrate the milestone, we…uh…well…just keep the train rolling.

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Reviews:
Dying Fetus – Wrong One to Fuck With (Relapse)
Goatwhore Vengeful Ascension (Metal Blade)
Wildspeaker Spreading Adder (Prosthetic)

First Impression:
Tesseract – “Smile” single from Kscope

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Sh!t We Missed: Part 1

Happy New Year freaks! As with years past, we are starting this one off with some 2015 releases we didn’t get to because, well, in this case, we didn’t know they existed.  Unlike years past, however, we didn’t choose these albums by combing through other outlets’ year end lists.  Where did we get them?  Listen and find out!

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Reviews:
Earthside A Dream in Static
Gods of Eden From the End of Heaven
Alustrium A Tunnel to Eden

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The Ultimate Collaboration

We have four new albums, three of which are from bands previously reviewed on the podcast. This week’s show has quite a mix of stuff, but is pretty straightforward. As such, so is this write-up.  Just get listening.

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Reviews:
The Black Dahlia Murder Abysmal (Metal Blade)
Tesseract Polaris (Kscope)
Crossfaith Xeno (Razor & Tie)
Of Feather and Bone – Embrace the Wretched Flesh (Good Fight)

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