The big three oh. There’s nothing special planned, just another hour-long block of great new heavy metal. I wouldn’t want to disappoint anyway, at least not anymore than I already do when people tune in expecting an interesting personality. So none of that this week, just killer music from the US, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Canada, and the UK. The playlist below has the cover art and links to all the bands, so get looking and clicking; it’s all new releases as usual so support underground metal and maybe even open that wallet.
Just as the lame episode titles will never stop, this show too shall never end. At least not until bands stop making loud ugly music for me to play for everyone. And this week’s loud ugly music makers hail from the US, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, India, Netherlands, Norway, Croatia, and France.
Here’s your weekly hour blast of new metal from all corners. I really need to bump this thing’s runtime up a bit; as metalheads I’m sure you’re all quite familiar with the old adage ‘Too Much Metal, Not Enough Time’. But then again, the ‘reviews’ part of Another Metal Review Blog and Podcast has been a little more lacking of late, so… priorities I guess.
As the title says, there’s some headbanging to be had this week. Not that there isn’t every week I do these podcast things, but I thought I would stress the point for once. If you listen to this show at work or on the bus, don’t be afraid to get the neck muscles moving. If anyone looks at you weird just yell SLAAAYER! at the top of your lungs; someone will understand.
The global grab bag of heavy metal rolls on with episode 26, featuring bands from the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Serbia, Russia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Greece, France, Scotland, and the wilds of West Virginia. The music is just about as diverse as the range of countries too; there’s doom, death, metalcore, black metal, and some good ol’ fashioned hard rock.
This is a filthy one. Whether it’s some demonic sludge-doom from the upcoming Clouds Taste Satanic release, the black metal ferociousness of Endless Horizon, or the thrashtasticness of Aggravator there is little room left for prettiness or comfort. Strap in boys and girls, and get nasty with your metal.
This week’s episode of our heavy metal music podcast spans a nice gamut between instrumental progressive music and black metal with death metal logically in the middle for a nice flow of heavy music. Or I just threw a bunch of kick-ass tracks together and made a podcast episode out of it. You pick your preferred story.
This week’s episode is, in retrospect, a downward spiral of a show. Things start off energetic and hopeful with some great new thrash, then someone at the metal party pulls out a joint and things get doomy and stony before finally ending the show with the mournful shrieks of black metal. It’s like listening to a DJ queue songs on the come-down from his last Prozac.
I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s summary of the past twenty episodes, it was fun to pick out some of my favorite tracks so far. But it’s time to get to the new stuff this week, so here’s some doom, death, thrash, and black metal from the US, UK, Finland, Greece, Brazil, Norway, and Australia.
If you’ve caught the last couple episodes of this site’s weekly podcast, you’ve likely heard the savage and heavy-hitting sounds of Ontario’s The Offering. The guys from Niagara Falls have something great going for them and I was stoked to play a few tracks of theirs; the band just released their debut album, Codex Mystirium and they spared a few moments for an interview.
Episode 20 is a little different; instead of the usual one hour of new metal it’s a two and a half hour special consisting of some of my favorite tracks from the last twenty episodes (technically nineteen, but I like round numbers). I spread the gamut pretty far, so there should be something in this one for everyone, whether it be stoner, death, prog, or anything in between.