Are You Morbid?: A Heavy Metal Podcast

3 friends discuss metal with varying degrees of seriousness

XXVI - Putting the Fun in Funeral Doom

March 28th, 2018

A look at some early innovators and modern masters of Funeral Doom plus some surprises to cleanse the palette 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

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XXV - Nerd Metal

March 13th, 2018

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.

Albums Discussed

Payne's Gray - Kadath Decoded

Agent Steel Official - Skeptics Apocalypse

Rebellion - A Tragedy in Steel Part II: Shakespeare's King Lear

A Dream of Poe - The Mirror of Deliverance

Robot Monster Army - Monsterpiece

The Veil - An Electrical Sun

The Axis Of Perdition - Physical Illucinations in the Sewer of Xuchilbara (the Red God)

Tomb Mold -Primordial Malignity

Iced Earth - The Dark Saga

Bolt Thrower - Honor-Valor-Pride

Karaboudjan - Sbrodj

Metroid Metal - Varia Suite

Nephren-Ka - The Fall of Omnius

Vomitron - No NES For The Wicked

PowerGlove - Saturday Morning Apocalypse

Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient

Outsiders - Year one

Khazaddum - Plagues upon Arda

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XXIV - Black Metal Grab Bag II : The Modern Age

February 24th, 2018

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. 

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XXIII - Black Metal Grab Bag

February 8th, 2018

*WARNING THERE IS SOME AUDIO CLIPPING/SKIPPING EARLY ON BUT IT SUSIDES OVER THE COURSE OF THE EPISODE. OUR NOTES ARE PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU NEED TO CATCH A GARBLED BIT*

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 - Don't Break The Oath
Necromantia - Crossing the Fiery Path
Martyrium - L V X Occulta
Bestial Summoning - The Dark War Has Begun
Pervertum - Creature of Ungod
Grimoire - A Requiem for The Light
Hoth - Odes to My Black Goddess
Mutiilation- Vampires
Bethlehem- Dictius
Bulldozer- Day of wrath
Sigh- scorn defeat
Mystifier - Wicca
Hellhammer: Satanic Rites
Von - Satanic Ritual
Odium - The Sad Realm of the Stars

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XXII - 90’s Euro-Power Classics

January 24th, 2018

Lost Treasures and genre staples from the heart of Europe. Plus a discussion on our thoughts on the Lords of Chaos movie debacle

 

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
Athena - Inside the Moon
Dream Child - Torn Between Two Worlds

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XXI - Concept Albums II

January 24th, 2018

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

https://wizardunioncollective.bandcamp.com/

 

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

Angra - Temple of Shadows

Dodecahedron - Kwintessens

 

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

December 29th, 2017

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 Works
Cynic - Focus
Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh
Martyr - Hopeless Hope
Capharnaum - Reality Only Fantasized
Oppressor - Solstice of Oppression
Gorguts - Considered Dead
Death - Human
Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
Immolation - Dawn Of Possession
Atheist - Piece Of Time
Timeghoul - Discography
Lethargy - It's Hard to Write with a Little Hand
Quo Vadis - Forever...
Hellwitch- Syzygial Miscreancy
Obliveon - From This Day Forward
Dominion - Soul's Redemption
Deeds of Flesh - Trading Pieces

Plus more!

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XIX - Guitar Gods & Godless Guitarists

December 14th, 2017

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 

CORRECTION: Martin Birch did not produce Quartz's debut, it was Tony Iommi. For more info see next episode. 

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 To The Welkin At Dusk
Deep Purple - Burn
King Diamond - Conspiracy
Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
Control Denied - Fragile Art of Existence
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

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XVIII - Supergroups

November 28th, 2017

 

A discussion of 15 metal supergroups. Both  supergroups by design and those created by circumstance, ranging from 80s grind revival to hair metal holdouts. The men behind the music and the bands that made them famous.  

Correction: Carmine Appice was not in Golden Earring.

ALBUMS DISCUSSED

Badlands - S/T
House of lords - S/t
Blue murder - s/t
Arcade S/T
Junkyard - s/t
Fantomas - Directors Cut
Brujeria - Raza Odiada
Asesino - Cristo Satánico
The Haunted - Exit Wounds
Death - Individual Thought Patterns
Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral
Borknagar - the Olden Domain
I - Between Two Worlds
Lock Up - Pleasures Pave Sewers
Blotted Science - Machinations of Demetia

 

Link to homoerotic James LaBrie glam band.  Track 3.

https://youtu.be/h55NMlJ9LUU

 

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XVII - Genre Benders

November 14th, 2017

NOW INDIVIDUALLY MIKED! 

On this Episode we explore 15 albums that push the boundaries of metal through the integration of other styles of music.  Jazx, blues, IDM and more. Early experimental pioneers, avant garde supergroups and the latest innovators.  Plus dumb Tool fans, praise for GWARcast, cosmic prisons and more. 

QUICK NOTE: Forgot to give all members of Mr. Bungle's real names so for reference in their section the Stage names  translate to:

  • Vlad Drac – Mike Patton
  • Heifetz – Danny Heifetz
  • Scummy – Trey Spurance
  • Bär - Clinton McKinnon

 full show notes on website

ALBUMS DISCUSSED

Panopticon - Kentucky
Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
Mordred - In This Life
Creaming Jesus - Guilt by Association
Dub war - Wrong Side of Beautiful
Ghengis tron - Boarding Up the House
Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - In Glorious Times
GWAR - Carnival Of Chaos
Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
Fallujah - Dreamless
Duobetic Homunkulus - Ani já ani ty robit něbudzeme, šedněme do koča, vozit še budzeme
Shining - Blackjazz
Glorior Belli - Meet Us at the Southern Sign
Benighted in Sodom - A Resplendent Starless Darkness

 

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