Are You Morbid?: A Heavy Metal Podcast

3 friends discuss metal with varying degrees of seriousness

IX - Woman to Woman

July 25th, 2017

*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 underappreciated contributions women haved made to heavy metal, we present 15 of our favorite albums featuring one or more female musicians. 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 we know and love, and the connections to our heavy metal heroes. Plus,  a fuck you to Brian “Dickhead” Welch, The reincarnation of Beethoven revealed, connections to British royalty, iCarly, and a segment destined to push away any of our fans named Cody.

Note: Lots of hard to pronounce names and bands in this episode, full show notes on tumblr/website.

Albums Featured

Derketa - In Death We Meet
Iskra- Bureval
Myrkur- M
Bolt Thrower - Realm of Chaos
Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
Abnormality - Mechanisms Of Omniscience
Entheos - The Infinite Nothing
Warlock - Burning The Witches
Huntress- Starbound Beast
Plasmatics - Coup d'Etat
Bitch- Be My Slave
The Great Kat - Worship Me or Die
Hellion - Screams in the Night
Holy Moses -Queen of Siam
Rock Goddess - Rock Goddess


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VIII: 90’s Doom: Peaceville, Stoner Metal & Sludge

July 15th, 2017

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 subgenres 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 pride of Dixie with some Sludge Metal classics, and Zach struggles to find things to say about the mysterious early ninties forebearers of what would become Stoner Metal. Plus Chumbawumba, the weather’s role in doom appreciation and creation, last week's recommendations and more.



EYEHATEGOD - Take as Needed for Pain
Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops
Crowbar- Time Heals Nothing
IRON MONKEY- Our Problem
Neurosis - Souls at Zero
Down - NOLA
Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls
My Dying Bride - As The Flower Withers
Tiamat - The Astral Sleep
Anathema - Pentecost III
Amorphis - Karelian Isthmus
Paradise Lost - Lost Paradise
Sons of Kyuss - Sons of Kyuss EP
Asbestosdeath (pre-Sleep) - Dejection/Unclean
The Quill - The Quill
Only Living Witness - Prone Mortal Form
Christbait -Yeast EP
Snail -Snail
Thud - Life And Death

Music By


Witch Hazel




VII - The Legend of Listener Picks II: And The Legend Continues

July 15th, 2017

Albums Discussed:
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


VI - Listener Picks Part I: First Blood: Reckoning

July 15th, 2017

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 (Måne Skyggens)
Death -Symbolic (Andy Sheaffer)
Judas priest - painkiller (Jason Brathuhn)
Morbid - December Moon Demo (Joe Bruzga)
Grim reaper - see you in hell (Mad-Dog Matt Jackson)
Coroner - grin (Tony Grottola)
And Hell Followed With - Proprioception (Hunter Heilig)
Fall of Efrafa - owlus (Malice Phallus)

Zach: Sam Black Church - Let In Life
Don: Nile - Annihilation of the Wicked
Iain: Akercocke -Words the Go Unspoken, Deeds that Go Undone

**Music By**


Thousand Pound Destruction

Flesh of the Lotus

Human Collateral

The Beyond


V: Reelin’ in The Metal Years

July 15th, 2017

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, and the unfortunate fate of Jaded Lady.

Note: The half developed point I (Zach) was trying to make about Faster Pussycat is that in two years a bunch of bands would be doing what they did 200x better so they suck by retrospective comparison. They suck in general but especially by comparison. Clarifying for sake of future sleaze rock episode….

**Music By**




Horde of the Eclipse

Sloth Herder

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IV - An Emotional History of Metallica

July 15th, 2017


aka Dr. StrangeLars or: How I Learned to Stop Expecting Quality and Love Death Magnetic



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 violates a mother’s trust, Don praises Misstallica, the Pina Coloda Song & much more.

P.S. We made this episode with love for James, Kirk and Lars deep within our hearts. Please for the love of Dave Vincent do not send us angry emails about how much we hate Metallica

**Special Thanks**


Thousand Pound Destruction


III - Concept Albums Volume I: Beyond Thunderdome

July 15th, 2017

In a surprisingly dark but somewhat coherent episode, Zach, Don & Iain take a look back on some of metal’s most beloved concept albums, and a few hidden gems too. Hear Don’s defense of England’s most maligned black metal band, Iain shares the tale of a doomed viking expedition to Ireland, and Zach shed’s light on a mostly forgotten Troma-esque crossover thrash album. Behold as the boys explore Nihilism, the lost appeal of power metal in the states, and what may be the darkest album the podcast will ever talk about. Plus Olivia Hussey’s bosom, Slayer’s lyrical laziness, and Nietzsche's syphilis.
Albums Featured:

Blue Oyster Cult - Imaginos
Lizzy Borden - Master of Disguise
The Plasmatics- Maggots The Record
Macabre - Dahmer
Sabbat - Dreamweaver

Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Opeth - My Arms Your Hearse
Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War
Insomnium - Winter’s Gate
Meads of Asphodel - Sonderkommando

Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth
Cradle of Filth - Cruelty & The Beast
King Diamond - Abigail
Luca Turilli - King of Nordic Twilight/Prophet of the Last Eclipse
Jag Panzer - Thane to the Throne


II - One Album Wonders

July 15th, 2017

In the first episode they aren’t too embarrassed to tell more than 3 people about, an episode so massive its run time exceeds the length of Siege’s entire entire recorded output 10 times over, Iain, Don & Zach select 13 of their favorite “One Album Wonders” bands with one full length release or fewer, and two bands remembered for a single influential release. Bands include Lykathea Aflame, Cynic, Sempiternal Deithreign, Repulsion, Thorns, Morbid Saint, Gotham City, Black Knight and more. Thrill as 3 white men discuss women’s role in music, the irony of intolerance in metal , the importance of comedy, and a horrible Dead Can Dance concert. Plus the early days of Evil D revisited, Satanic drug Cartels, opinions on Ghost, Peter Steele's playgirl shoot and the wonders of geography.

Albums Discussed



Cynic - Focus

Siege - Drop Dead

Terroriser - World Downfall 

Repulsion - Horrorfied

Hellhammer - Apocolyptic Raids EP




Black Knight - Master of Disaster EP

Sempiternal Dethreign - The Spooky Gloom

Gotham City - Gotham City

Witch - The Hex is On EP

Legend - From the Fjords



disEMBOWELMENT - Transedence into the Peripheral

Demilich - Nespithe

Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death

Lykathea Aflame - Elvenifris

Thorns - Thorns