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XIII – Teutonic Speed: Rise to Power

Join us on a trip to Germany circa 1984-1988 when the lines between speed metal and power metal was blurring, and black metal was walking right beside it. We present a brief overview of our 3 principal genres around this time, discuss the foundation of Noise Records, it’s controversial founder, and the other men behind the scenes who made this music happen. 

Albums Discussed:

Running Wild – Gates to Purgatory
Helloween – Walls of Jericho & Helloween EP
Rage – Reign of Fear/Avenger – Prayers of Steel & Depraved to Black 
Blind Guardian……

XII – Thrash In a Dangerous Time

A discussion of Thrash in the nineties. The end of the Golden Age and what lie beyond. We reconnect with our favorite bands at the start of the decade, and celebrate those brave (mostly European) firekeepers that dared to carry on the spirit of thrash through a desolate waste land of Nu, Groove, and Nirvana imitations that filled the post-1994 world. Your favorite bands last hurrahs, experiments that worked, and some undiscovered gems.

Albums Discussed:

Witchburner – Witchburner
The Mist – The Hangman Tree
Antidote – Total
Crionic – Different
Iceland – Iceland…

XI – Airing of Grievances & Feats of Strength

If this is your first episode, please note, we generally try to be a little more impartial and educational, but we’re also bitter angry people and occasionally there’s some spillage. So yeah, lot’s of strong opinions and rage here. Start with an earlier episode if this doesn’t appeal, and know we probably won’t be doing this again

In what may have been our worst episode idea yet, we decided to examine 12 albums by bands we hate, or at least thought we would……

Episode Phlegm: Crunchy Bananas & Record Weasels

Our 10th episode and our first “WildCard” where everyone picks their own topic. We we’re joined by close friend and musician Max Shoop (Horde of The Eclipse, The Beyond, Storm of Damnation). Iain and Max give us a glimpse into the complex worlds of perrenial podcast favorites Akercocke, and The Axis of Peridition respectively, Don shares some of his personal favorites recomended by a mysterious CD Warehouse employee, and Zach explores the skeezy world of Cobra Records, and the underappreciated masterpieces they created. Plus the horrible effects of mold on the human……

Episode IX: Woman to Woman

Are You Morbid? - A Heavy Metal Podcast

Intro Music
“Consisting of/or adjacent to” by Wrath of Typhon from the album Kingdom of Fear

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Our first in what will more than likely be a series of episodes celebrating the oft under-appreciated contributions to heavy metal, we present 15 of our favorite albums featuring one or more female vocalists. From bassists to guest vocalists, dominatrixes to anarchists, we turn the spotlight onto some certified classics, and a few controversial picks as well. We discuss the reasons behind the hate some of these women have gotten, their roles in establishing genres……

Episode VIII: Doomsayers, Stoners, and Killer Klowns from Illinois

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In what is appropriately, and perhaps ironically their longest most bloated episode to date, we start the show with Don’s report on Warped Tour and the recent controversy it’s brought on, and moves right along to a rant about the horrible human being Otep Shamaya has shown herself to be, then Zach continues the ravings with a dig at some shitty Kreator fans. Finally getting on topic (for the most part) the guys discuss 3 sub-genres of Doom metal. Don, tackles some early work by the notorious Peaceville Three, and other death/doom from our European friends, Iain takes on the……

Episode VII: The Legend of Listener Picks II: and the Legend Continues

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Albums Featured

Hour of Pennance – Cast The First Stone
Ten – Spellbound
Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers
Deathhammer – Forever Ripping Fast
All Hell – The Red Sect
The Owls Are Not What They Seem – Hearth
Schammash – Triangle
Infernal Majesty – None Shall Defy
Various Artists – Saw: The Official Soundtrack
Sepultura – Schizophrenia
God Mother – Maktbehov
Otraca/Flesh Born – Faces of the Moving Year

Music By The Owls Are Not What They Seem:

Episode VI: Listener Picks Part 1: First Blood: Reckoning

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PARAKEET WARNING: Don’s normally silent birds had a lot to say for the first third of the episode. you will hear some bird sounds. If it bothers you, they calm down about 30 minutes in, and are completely absent after the first hour. Skip ahead or check out an earlier episode. Birds will be banished next week.

Nothing but fan service as we dig into 11 albums recommended to us by friends and each recommend 1 of our own albums discussed are:

You’ll Live – Moving Past This (Mike Mojecki)
KISS – Destroyer (Bryan McMinn)
Behemoth – Demigod (Jesse Keiser)
Axis of Peridition – urfe……

Episode V: Reelin’ In the Metal Years

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An in depth look at the Penelope Spheeris cult classic Rockumentary film The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years. The Good, the bad, the ass-less chaps. We cover it all, from the bands featured and where they wound up to the deeper themes just under the surface of the debauchery. The exploitation of women, the ethics of the pay to play system touted by Bill Gazzari, the lessons learned from Chris Holmes, and more. Plus the industrial connection between Killing Joke and Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden revisited, half harmonized Jeff Foxworthy impersonations, our weekly praise of Lemmy,……

Episode IV: DR. Strangelars or: How I Learned to Stop Expecting Quality & Love Death Magnetic

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In our first format busting episode the boys of AYM take an emotional journey across the treacherous ocean that is Metallica’s discography. The highest highs, the Lulu-est lows, the stakes are high and tempers flare as we move from the nigh untouchable first 4 albums to the musical equivalent of a flaming skull chain wallet with velcro that is Load and Reload, to the laziness of Garage Inc, the “why?” of S&M, Some Kind of Temper Tantrum that is St. Anger to the “return to form” of more recent years. Plus Iain shares some thoughts on the latest MDF, Zach……