unique leader

Opethian Transitions: Part Deux

Unlike the last episode, this one doesn’t actually have anything to do with Opeth.  However, our transitions of styles from review-to-review are extremely jarring.  Also, I am not in the mood to try to think up a better title.

You may also notice a review that seems out of place.  Why did we do it? Go to THIS PAGE to find out how you can help this podcast contribute to Crew Nation and make us review whatever you want.

And remember – Be safe. Stay healthy. Stay Metal.

SideShow.423

Reviews:
Unleash the Archers – Abyss (Napalm)
Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader)
Cytotoxin Nuklearth (Unique Leader)

Crew Nation Donation Feature:
Phish The Story of the Ghost (Elektra)

Read Full Article

Sick Music for (Hopefully Not) Sick People

I usually put something funny here, but this time i am going to reiterate something from the top of the episode – A lot of industries are getting hit hard, and it will only get worse before it gets better.  Small/indie bands – particularly Metal bands – are going to have it bad.  A lot of bands we follow make their living on the road, pushing their albums, selling merch, and now have their tours are canceled or postponed. I am sure you have seen many write how financially devastating this is.

S0, if you have been putting off buying a shirt, vinyl, digital download, whatever, NOW is the time to buy (if you are able). Even constantly streaming your favorite bands will help.  It’s going to take the whole community keep these bands afloat.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.  Stay Metal.  Help each other.

SideShow.411

Reviews:
Tombs – Monarchy of Shadows (Season of Mist)
Xenobiotic – Mordrake (Unique Leader)
Beneath The Massacre Fearmonger (Century Media)
SvegahliNightmares of Our Own Design
Hot Graves – Haunted Graves (Redefining Darkness)

Answering the Call

What happens when Slam goes beyond Slam?  When Crust/Grind/Metallic Hardcore steps aside the style a little?  Or when Black Metal overpowers everything else?  We have those answers and more in this episode!

SideShow.391

Reviews:
Ingested– Call of the Void (Unique Leader)
Call of the Void Buried in Light (Translation Loss)
This Gift is a CurseA Throne of Ash (Season of Mist)

L is for
Lo-Pan

 

 

 

Read Full Article

In Search of Self

As we get older and experience more heavy music and the many different styles, we hone in on what we like (and loathe).  We sometimes find ourselves enjoying styles we didn’t previously while outgrowing others.  For better or worse, bands do something similar with their own sound, that rarely sits well…at least while they are figuring that out.

SideShow.345

Reviews:
Parkway Drive – Reverence (Epitaph)
Homewrecker Hell is Here Now (Good Fight)
Ingested – The Level Above Human (Unique Leader)

 

Indiana
Handsome Prick

 

Broadcast the Nightmare

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but does it make for a great album?  Your hosts share their thoughts during reviews this week, so share yours in the comments!

SideShow.335

Reviews:
Alterbeast Feast (Unique Leader)
Necrophobic Mark of the Necrogram (Century Media)
Letters from the Colony – Vignette (Nuclear Blast)

 

New Hampshire
Womb Eater

 

 

Read Full Article