Welcome back to Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about the new amazing tracks by Ihsahn, Obscura and David Bowie, and the failure of Soundwave Festival. Then I provide a live show review of the Native Construct/Intronaut/Enslaved/Between the Buried and Me tour, followed by a conversation about the positive aspects of live music we didn’t touch on last week. We then end with an extensive discussion on the links between video games and metal, how they share the same faults, and purity of authorial intent. Enjoy!

Episode 9: Songs Of Fire And Ice

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Intro/Outro – Aftermath/Closure, Just as Planned by NYN

Noyan’s top 100

Eden’s top 100

Devin’s “wall of hug”

Snapshot, the photography platformer


4 Responses

  1. MelbCro

    Another great podcast guys. Enjoyed the top 100 lists. Noyan, Sigh has always been a band I’ve been meaning to get around to but never have. You have In Somniphobia in your top 10, you think that would be a good starting point for a new listener?

    Eden glad to see Sieges Even’s Art of Navigating in your top 10, that album is so good. I think its one of the most emotional albums off all time, gets me in the feels everytime. You checked out Agent fresco’s new one? Is it just me or do you here a lot of that Sieges sound from Navigating on there, in both how the vocals and the rhythm section?

    I quickly did a rough top 30, limited myself to one album for any given band. Its in no particular order other than the top 3.

    Dream Theater – Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
    Pain of Salvation – The Perfect Element Pt 1
    Fates Warning – A Pleasant Shade of Grey (Kevin Moore plays keys on this one guys)
    Agalloch – The Mantle
    Isis – Oceanic
    Between the Buried and Me – Colors
    The Gathering – How to Measure a Plant
    Anathema – A Natural Disaster
    Porcupine Tree – Lightbulb Sub
    Katatonia – Viva Emptiness
    Opeth – Morningrise
    Saturnus – Paradise Belongs to You
    Enslaved – Below the Lights
    My dying bride – The Angel and the Dark River
    Riverside – Second Life Syndrome
    Wolverine – Cold Light of Monday (I think you could get into these guys Eden)
    Shape of despair – Angels of Distress
    Virgin black – Requiem Mezzo Forte
    Funeral – From These Wounds
    Marillion – Script For A Jester’s Tear
    Swallow the sun – The Morning Never Came
    Leprous – Tall Poppy Syndrome
    Haken – The Mountain
    Sieges Even – The Art of Navigating by the Stars
    Green Carnation – Light of Day, Day of Darkness
    In the Woods… – Omnio
    Steven Wilson – The Raven that Refused to Sing
    Forest of Shadows – Departure
    Mournful Congregation – The Monad of Creation
    Ahab – The Call of the Wretched Sea

    • Nayon

      In Somniphobia might be a bit too dense, try Hangman’s Hymn, especially if you love a power metal influence. If not, Imaginary Sonicscape or In Somniphobia will do.

      Shoutouts to having Leprous’s TPS and Enslaved on your list!

    • Eden

      Hey dude,

      Sieges Even is so good, I agree! One of the best prog bands of the last twenty years or so. Agent Fresco’s Destrier is a fixture of my current listening list; I love it! I do hear a bit of Sieges in it, especially in the vocals, but I think that the major influence on it is Leprous rather than Sieges. Same with VOLA for example. However, Sieges of course had a large impact on the scene (they were a musician’s band, widely known among other bands) so it’s not too far fetched to say that!

      Your list is pretty damn solid. TPS is a great choice; such an underrated album. You’ve also picked the correct Porcupine Tree and PoS albums, good job! I got to ask you about Anathema though: how is it not Weather Systems?!

      Thanks for commenting and for listening!

      • MelbCro

        I do love Weather Systems, but I don’t think it would even make my top 5 Anathema albums. That just shows what a strong discography they have.
        I saw that Arcane disbanded a few days ago, would be cool if you discuss them on the next podcast.

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