the ocean

No, not really.  That’s a joke.  If this show ever sounds like we are trying to go for “radio friendly” hunt us down and shoot us because we sold out.  Anyway, that bit was a not a complete non-sequiter, as you will hear in one of our five album reviews.  And because that’s not enough, we also have two live reviews for shows your super-awesome hosts went to last week. So get comfy because this might take a little more time….but it’s worth it, I promise.

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Reviews: Austrian Death Machine – Triple Brutal (Artery Recordings); Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (Century Media); Lesser Key – Lesser Key EP (Sumerian); Pet the Preacher The Cave & The Sunlight (Napalm); Sockweb – Werewolf (Monolithic Records)

Live Reviews: “Halo of Blood over North America Tour” feat. Children of Bodom, Death Angel, Tyr @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY on March 28, 2014; The Ocean, Scale the Summit, The Atlas Moth @ The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY on March 29, 2014

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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)