Earlier this week, a very interesting conversation started on Google+ about what will surely be an ongoing discussion here: What is metal? Regular listeners of this podcast know we cover a broad range of sub-genres, including bands that barely skim what would be considered heavy (Alcest and Dead Letter Circus come to mind first), yet these bands, and many other not-so-heavy bands, are generally accepted by the metal community. Does that makes them “metal”? This is exactly the topic we start tackling, and encourage you to get involved in through the comments here or any of our other social forums.
In addition to this epic topic, we review some undoubtedly metal albums and EPs and have some fun with another iTunes Shuffle review.
Reviews: Havok – Point of No Return; Shadows Fall – Fire From the Sky; TesseracT – Perspective; To Speak of Wolves -Find Your Worth, Come Home
iTunes Shuffle – Metallica – S&M