Episode 152: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Yeah, we did it again. We made another Nu-Metal episode.  While this might be fun to do annually, it’s kinda becoming more painful aurally and emotionally each time.  This time, though, we switched it up a little because apparently some kids think the style should be brought back.  Kids, mind you, who were in diapers when the first wave happened*.  Hasn’t anybody heard of “live and let die?”  Not the song…the saying.


*I didn’t check their ages, but trust me…they’re young whipper snappers.

Reviews: Ill Nino – Till Death, La Familia (Victory); Issues Issues (Victory); Mushroomhead – The Righteous and the Butterfly (Megaforce); Powerman 5000 Builders of the Future (T-Boy)

First Impressions:
Nonpiont – “Breaking Skin” from The Return out September 30th thru Razor & Tie (Metal Blade internationally)
Slipknot – “The Negative One” from their forthcoming fifth album due out October thru Roadrunner

Powerman 5000 – Builders of the Future

Mushroomhead – The Righteous and The Butterfly

Ill Nino – Till Death, La Familia

Issues – Issues



  1. You thought that Slipknot’s All Hope Is Gone sucked? I agree that there are some less memorable songs on the album, but it doesn’t suck. I think some of those “quiet” songs (as you put it) give the album some contrast, even if those might not be the best songs on the album.

    You did a Nu Metal episodes but you didn’t review the new Linkin Park? I didn’t listen to their new album, but then again I didn’t listen to any of the other albums you reviewed on this episode either.

    1. All Hope Is Gone was disappointing because half the songs sounded like Stone Sour songs. Vol. 3 gave contrast without doing that. Slipknot is supposed to be the heavy, more unrelenting band of the two. This new song was promising. The new one they dropped, The Devil In I, though, doesn’t sound like a Stone Sour song, but I’m not sure how I feel about all those clean vocals. The song is heavy, I’ll give them that, but I just want Corey screaming like a crazy person.

      We talked about reviewing Linkin Park, but Nick made a good point: everybody and their mother has either heard it and it has been covered everywhere. Considering we’d be pretty late to that party (pun intentional), we decided not cover it.

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