258 – What Does The Goblin Do

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This episode we finally spill the secrets on why albums from big bands get good reviews from big journalism outlets. Also, we actually talk about music from cool bands like Ibaraki, Ne... Read More...

Meshuggah – Immutable

Under the weight of its own history and the precedent Meshuggah themselves have set, Immutable seriously struggles to reach the highs of its predecessors, to the point where it doesn’t seem like Meshuggah are necessarily trying to even get there at all.

Gojira – Fortitude

In many ways, Fortitude would have made for a more logical step between L’Enfant Sauvage and Magma. There are moments when it feels like the culmination of everything Gojira have done before, but just as many, if not more, where they feel like they’re rehashing ideas they’ve expressed more effectively in the past, or else are held back by what came immediately before; existing in the shadow of Magma’s template, rather than naturally pushing forward.