161 – Trash Fire feat. Se’nam Palmer

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast!This week, we are joined by Se’nam Palmer of Crispin Wah to discuss basically one subject: a certain pair of pants with a certain logo. Of course, this turns into an extended conversation about the usage of symbology and ideology in metal. Enjoy.

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Crispin Wah – Lemon Pepper

Repetition is often seen as the antithesis to good music. People are so hung up on the concept of constantly moving forward that they often forget one important thing: music derives its meaning from repetition. Rhythm is, inherently, structure and structure demands consistency and repetition. Even when you’re breaking, the hallmark of progressive music, you’re still defining yourself in the light of that repetition and your movement away from it. Thus, the inexorable grip of repetition on music continues and many, many forms of resistance and acquiescence to that grip exist. Some bands, like Atlanta’s Crispin Wah, lean into that repetition, banking on the structure that comes from out of it to give their music punch and meaning.

Release Day Roundup – 8/31/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

137 – Spank Bank

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we are back on track! Bringing that beat back! We had a good time discussing the not-so-real nu-metal revival (thanks to a new Bring Me The Horizon song), the controversy about Michael Jackson’s posthumous music, Hellenic black metal, Rivers of Nihil’s Apple Music exclusive…