Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold making a statement about BLM, Clipping's new song on the matter, System of a Down being divided on the issue, and Fit for An Autopsy guitarist Pat doing his part. Also, some new and not so new music, in the form of Nevermore covers from Paladin, some techno-thrash in Lör and Vauxdvihl and Alarum, In Flames remastering and re-recording Clayman, and then new stuff from Protest the Hero, Cytotoxin and Unleash the Archers. Then, cool people stuff with Hannibal and The Last of Us Part II. Enjoy!
Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we discuss new releases by Nile and Fit for an Autopsy. Then, a bunch of Youtube videos: Rob Scallon and Andrew Huang make an album in a day, Tantacrul and corporate music, and Tom "Fountainhead" covering Nevermore's "Narcosynthesis" with a fretless guitar doing the vocals. Finally, cool people time with Valfaris, Deadly Premonition and Outer Worlds. Enjoy!
Eden is away colonializing, so we have fellow writer and regular substitute-Eden Ahmed back on this week! We have some really interesting discussions. We discuss how Jay-Z's new album has a poor business model with its Tidal exclusivity. Funny thing is, in the day between the recording and release of this podcast, he managed to put his foot in his mouth and decided to release the album for free for non-Tidal subscribers! The salt during the episode is still interesting. We then discuss a questionable Hatebreed shirt, and the Nevermore stand-in Dead Season and their awesome new album Prophecies. Then we continue the deep segment on Devin Townsend, discussing Ziltoid, Deconstruction, Z2 and Transcendence. Spoilers: Ahmed is a MASSIVE Devin fan. Finally, we go into an extended freeform discussion about tunings in tech death which goes off the rails in many ways. Along the road we talk about the upcoming Wintersun album, the recently released Igorrr album, Andy McKee and more. Enjoy!
Welcome back to our Taxonomy series, where we break down umbrella genres like progressive metal, post rock and doom metal and outline all of the progressions and subgenres that have matriculated over the past few decades. The dissection of thrash metal you'll find below contains a detailed dissection of the most crucial genre in extreme metal style. Thrash led to incredible innovations over the years, and in turn, a multiplicity of styles has made its way back into the genre's core traits to form some of the most forward thinking metal coming out today. Seriously, many of the bands mentioned below have released records less than a year ago, and in some cases, less than a month. There's a ton of ground to cover here, so without further ado, let's riff on some of the best thrash you can use to mosh in your bedroom.
Record Store Day is less than a month away, and vinyl fanatics like myself have been stoking our anticipation with the massive list of special releases being featured this year. Of course, it truly is a massive list, and since lines at record stores will almost certainly be even bigger, it'll behoove all of us to have a game plan prior to fluffing our sleeping bags to camp out at the door. That's why I decided to sit down - with input from Eden - and list what we believe to be the essential release from this year's RSD; records that truly capture the essence of that "special release" vibe that the pseudo-holiday has built its reputation upon. This won't be a comprehensive list by any means, and I encourage everyone to comment with the releases that you're most looking forward to snagging next month. That being said, head past the jump to see the vinyl nerd in me gush about what RSD 2016 has to offer.