170 – Cool Angle’s Thesis

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we have some news and announcements. The black metal poser who burned a church, Megadeth frontman Mustaine’s throat cancer, Facebook’s prevention of The Ocean monetizing their climate change-related video, Slipknot and Five Finger Death Punch launching new lines of products, Borknagar and Insomnium having new releases coming up, and Unprocessed. Then, cool people time with Neon Genesis Eva-GET IN THE ROBOT SHINJI, The Terror, and Charles Stross’s Laundry Files series. Enjoy!

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Whitechapel – The Valley

Listening back to Whitechapel’s much-maligned 2016 record, Mark of the Blade, I’m finding it difficult to discern exactly what I’m meant to dislike about it. Am I meant to resent it for being a watered-down continuation of the groove-heavy sound the band had developed over their past two albums? Or…

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Parkway Drive – Reverence

The last couple of Parkway Drive records have seen the Byron Bay quintet branching out in several different directions. Although these experiments have been largely successful the band have found themselves lacking the coherence shown on their early releases, and it’s felt for a while that what they’ve been sorely…

Servers – Leave With Us

In an age when an embattled music industry has sucked up hit after hit, record labels and their artists have found solace in the art of advertising. A brash band t-shirt, a solid tour slot, an enticing line of blurb, one fanatical album review in the right place and a strong social media presence.

PHOTOS: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013 — July 19th @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA [Part Two]

Earlier this week, we shared photos from this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Born of Osiris, Butcher Babies, and Children of Bodom via regularly contributing photographer Maclyn Bean. Today we finish the photo sets with Emmure, Five Finger Death Punch, Job For A Cowboy, Machine…

Jamey Jasta – Jasta

Jamey Jasta Jasta 01. Walk That Path Alone 02. Mourn The Illusion 03. Screams From The Sanctuary 04. Nothing They Say 05. Anthem Of The Freedom Fighter 06. Something You Should Know (feat. Phil Labonte) 07. Set You Adrift 08. Enslaved, Dead, or Depraved (feat. Randy Blythe) 09. With A…