204 – Emperor Of Sand Is The Best Mastodon Album

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about movies, and how our perception of them changes over time. Oh, and also music. Nekrogoblikon’s cover of System of a Down’s “Chop Suey”, and new material from The Ocean, Mike Shinoda, Spiritbox and Pain of Salvation (which triggers a long discussion about Nordic Prog, including Leprous). Then, cool people time with Cure, Ju-on: Origins, Desperados 3 and more. Enjoy!

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184 – Intellectual Capitalism

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! 

This week we have a bunch of spicy ones. Noname announcing she’s no longer doing shows for reasons you’d better listen to the cast for, and a larger conversation about “intellectual rap” and its commodification. Then, Dragged Into Sunlight and their label troubles. New material from Spiritbox and Beneath the Massacre. Ihsahn’s upcoming EPs. Then, cool people time with The Irishman, Money Heist, Knives Out, and Swallow. Finally, Death Stranding discussion. Enjoy.

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The Arusha Accord – Juracan

People often make the mistake of assuming that legacy is a matter of size, that the narratives which are hard to contend with deriving their power from mass, from sheer presence of the past. To be fair, it’s not an entirely erroneous assumption; bands which contend with a massive legacy,…

Hey! Listen to Spiritbox!

Spiritbox is the brain-child of Courtney LaPlante and Michael Stringer (both members of iwrestledabearonce and, coincidentally, a married couple). Without any doubt, and from the very first notes of opening track “The Mara Effect, Pt.1”, the idea to which Spiritbox relates is immediately obvious. This idea is the type of “atmospheric djent” that characterized a series of releases, namely Februus by Uneven Structure but to a much more obvious degree, TesseracT’s Altered State.