Episode 175: Consider This the Metal Super Bowl

Why? Because we don’t give a shit about sports. The four albums we review this week are way more entertaining than watching grown men in spandex molesting each other in order to take control of a (slightly deflated) animal hide. Now, I know somebody is going make a comparison to a mosh pit. However, A) nobody wears spandex in pits, and B) mosh pits are a product of kick-ass music forcing people to release their negative energy, not overpaid athletes trying to get more money. Also, millions of people don’t get butthurt when “their team” goes down in the pit.

Sideshow 175

Lord DyingPoisoned Altars (Relapse)
Napalm Death Apex Predator – Easy Meat (Century Media)
Night Demon – Curse of the Damned (Century Media)
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega (Sumerian)

Live Review:
An Evening with Machine (Fuckin’) Head @ Irving Plaza in New York, NY on January 30, 2015

We apologize for not including the chapter skip feature this week.  Our production department (named Nick) was experiencing technical difficulties that made it impossible to include the feature.

Napalm Death – Apex Predator

Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega

Lord Dying – Poisoned Altars

Night Demon – Curse of the Damned


  1. Napalm Death are “legends” only in the sense that they defined a genre (grindcore) and broke barriers by taking music to it’s logical extreme through their short bursts of sound exemplified by two second songs. They don’t exactly craft quality and enjoyable songs in my opinion.

    I’ve only listened to the new Periphery once through so far, and I like it but it’s going to take lots more listening for me to really know how I feel about it.

    Cool to hear Alix on the show. The 2 hours of the Machine Head show was awesome and it was about right in length for me. It did require a bathroom break in the middle. Or in my case because of all those beers you mentioned, that break happened earlier rather than later. That explains where I came from when Brian was surprised to find me right next to him after being in the pit. I was in and out of the pit all night, and it ended up being just the right amount of pacing myself throughout the set. Machine Head delivered throughout the night and met all of our expectations.

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