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XXVII – The Golden Age of Christian Metal

A thorough, respectful, secular but far from complete look back at a sub-class of music that is mostly ignored by many metal fans, the Christian metal scene of the 80’s and 90’s. A time when labels like Intense, R.E.X. and Pure Metal were putting out albums on par with some of the heaviest hitters of the secular thrash, death, glam and power metal scene. Plus Forays into Goth, Industrial, Prog, Groove, Black and surprising connection to everyone’s favorite horror punk band.    

Albums Discussed

Daniel Band – On Rock (1982)

Barnabas – Hear The Light (1980)


XXVI – Putting the Fun in Funeral Doom

A look at some early innovators and modern masters of Funeral Doom plus some suprises to clense the pallette and the soul. 


Funeral – Tragedies

Skepticism – StormCrowFleet

Ysigim – Ain Soph Or

Esoteric – Epistemological Despondency

Вой – Кругами вечности (Howl – Circles of Eternity)

Thergothon – Stream from the Heavens

Bell Witch – Longing

Tyranny – Aeons in Tectonic Interment

Mournful Congregation – The June Frost

Ahab – Call of the Wretched Sea

Worship – Dooom

Pantheist – O Solitude

XXV – Nerd Metal

Classic Literature, Comics, Video Games, Cartoons, Stupid fashion trends a subset of goth kids seem to like for some reason. We spend a few hours decompressing after a month of depressing ass black metal to talk about 18 bands that make music that would have gotten you bullied up until the release of Avengers. The usual histories with plenty of asides.

XXIV – Black Metal Grab Bag II : The Modern Age

A continuation of last episode, this time we talk about some of our favorite black metal albums from the past 10 or so years. Old School revivals, genre bending, and just plain bizzare variations of one of our favorite genres. 

XXIII – Black Metal Grab Bag


Some of our favorite first, second and third wave Black Metal Bands.

Enslaved – Vikingligr Veldi
Blasphemy – Fallen Angel of Doom
Master’s Hammer – Ritual
Emperor – Nightside
Beherit – Drawing Down the Moon
Sarcofago – INRI
Bathory – Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
Tormentor – Anno Domini
Darkthrone – Under A Funeral Moon
Mercyful Fate –……

XXII – 90’s Euro-Power Classics

Lost Treasures and genre staples from the heart of Europe. 


Intro & Outro Music

Seven Thorns – https://www.seventhorns.com/

Depression – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpu654XmAew


Albums Discussed

White Skull – tales from the north
Labrynth – Return To Heaven Denied
Axel Rudi Pell – Magic
Grave digger – Excalibur
Tarot – for the glory of nothing
Blind Guardian – Tales from the twilight world
Gamma Ray – Somehwere out in space
Hammerfall – Glory to the Brave
Sonata Arctica – Ecliptica
Stratovarius – Dreamspace
Elegy – Labrynth of Dreams
Nation – Without Remorse
Crush – Kingdom of the Kings…

XXI – Concept Albums II

Does what is says on the label, a looser than normal discussion of 15 of our favorite concept albums….


Intro music by Wizard’s Union



Albums Discussed


Scanner – Hypertrace

Kings X – Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Cloven Hoof – Dominator

Manilla Road – Atlantis Rising

Mekong Delta – The Music of Erich Zann

In Flames – Whoracle

Opeth – Ghost Reveries

Ancient – The Cainian Chronicle

GWAR – America Must Be Destroyed

Ulver – Themes from William Blake’s The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell

Nocturnus – The Key

Edge of Sanity – Crimson II

Bal-Sagoth – Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule


XX – Origins of North American Tech Death (1991-1997)

A look back at the origins of Tech Death, exploring the debuts and stylistic evolutions that built the genre. The musicians, the studios, labels and cities that took old school death metal beyond its roots and into the realm of virtuosity. From all time classics to forgotten treasures we cover virtually every debut album released within the first years of the genres existence  and the pinnacle moments in genre forefathers Death and Sadus’ existence that took them beyond their roots. up until the dawn of the 21st century. 

Albums Discussed

Nile – Early……

XX – The Origins of North American Tech Death (1988-1997) Show Notes



Quartz correction – Tony Iommi was the producer of Quartz debut, not Martin Birch, which provides a more clear link between Geoff Nichols and Sabbath.


R.I.P Warrel Dane


Other Bands


Accursed – Satanic Ritual (Demo) – NY based band formed in 1988 that released this and a less widely available demo called Cries of Blasphemy in 1990. Notable for being far more Satanic than a bulk of tech death bands at the time. Broke up at an unknown point sometimes after


Necrotic Mutation – Another Quebec band, active as Disaster……

XIX – Guitar Gods & Godless Guitarists

The Great Kat will always be the podcast teams favorite guitarist, but here’s 15 albums featuring some guitarists we like almost as much.  From shed legends to death metal gurus, we cover a wide range of styles and genres and time periods 

Albums Discussed

Impellteri – stand in line
Cacopheny – speed metal symphony
Yngwie malmsteens rising force – rising force
Vinnie Moore – minds eye
Racer X – Street Lethal
James Murphy – Convergence
Morbid Angel – Blessed Are The Sick
Black Dahlia Murder – Everblack
Nile – Ithyphallic
Emperor – Anthems……