Are You Morbid?: A Heavy Metal Podcast

3 friends discuss metal with varying degrees of seriousness

Prototype XXIII - The Weed Man Cometh: Stoner, Sludge & Beyond

September 13th, 2018

W/ Mitch from Symptoms/Olde Tigers. 


Albums Discussed 

Acid Cøma - Prayers to Mirrors

Riffcoven - Crown of Darkness

Shroud Eater - Thundernoise

Death Rides A Horse - More God Than Man

Mad God - Tales of A Sightless City

Fu Manchu - King of The Road

Crowbar - Sonic Excess...

Down - NOLA

Iron Age - The Sleeping Eye

Orange Goblin - Frequencies From Planet 10

Bongzilla - Gateway

Cannabis Corpse - Left Hand Pass

High On Fire - Blessed Black Wings

Sleep - Dopesmoker

Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

Melvins - Houdini

Bongripper - Hippy Killer

Indian - Guiltless

Primitive Man -Scorn

Electric Wizard - Dopethrone

Goatsnake - Vol 1

Monster Magnet - Dopes to Infinity

Swamp Witch - The Slithering Bog

The Sword - Age of Winters

Prototype XXXII - Post-Metal Grab Bag

August 30th, 2018

The much loved/maligned subgenre that rose to prominence in the early 2000s. Featuring not 1, not 2 but 3 separate discussions about what the fuck "post" implies

Albums Discussed

Solstafir - Kold

Minsk - Out of a Center which is neither dead nor alive

Bauda - euphoria.... Of Flesh men and the great escape

Ultar - Kadath

Les Discrets - Septembre...

Ulcerate - Destroyers of All

The Ocean - Precam

Pyramid - Northern Meadow

Pelican - City of Echoes

Intronaut - Void

Battle of Mice - A Day Of Nights

Red Sparrows - Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun

Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway

Year of No Light - Ausserwelt

Nadja - Untouched

Acid Lich I - Haack Attack

August 15th, 2018

Albums Discussed

A.F.T. - Automatic Fine Tuning

German Oak - German Oak/Nibelungenlied

Raven - Back to Ohio Blues

The Old Man & The Sea - The Old Man & The Sea/'72-'75

Hickory Wind/B.F. Trike - Hickory Wind & B.F. Trike

Bruce Haack - The Electric Lucifer

Prototype XXXI - Proto-Metal Summer: Cult Classics

August 3rd, 2018

Obscure gems and international favorites.

Quartz - Quartz
Trapeze - Medusa
Thor - Keep the Dogs Away
Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend
Dust - Dust
Buffalo - Only Want You For Your Body

The Godz (OH) - The Godz
Detective - Detective
Target - Target
Moxy - Moxy
Starz - Violator
Heavy Load - Full Speed At A High Level

The Boyzz - Too Wild To Tame
Rose Tattoo - Rose Tattoo
Ram Jam - Portrait of the Artist As A Young Ram
The Bob Seger System - Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Third World War - Third World War
Hard Stuff Bulletproof

Bow Wow - Signal Fire
Blackjack - Blackjack
Jerusalem - Jerusalem
Granicus - Granicus
Sorcery - Sinister Soldiers
Cactus - Cactus

Prototype XXX - Proto-Metal Summer: Hard Rock Classics

July 18th, 2018

A rapid fire discussion of the most obvious and not so obvious heavy hitters of 60s and 70s hard Rock and how they relate or in some cases don't relate to heavy metal. 

Also hear us get overly sensitive about an iTunes review

Prototype XXIX - Hellenic Hellraisers: Greek Black & Death

June 30th, 2018

The Hellenic Sound & Beyond early favorites, rediscovered gems and a few modern takes on the genres

The Elysian Fields - Adelain
Wampyrinacht- We Will Be Watching. Les cultes de Satan et les
Order of the Ebon Hand - The Mystic Path to the Netherworld
Zephyrous - Entrance and Wandering on the Seven Zones
Agatus - Dawn of Martyrdom
Obsecration - The Inheritors of Pain

George Kollias - Invictus
Thy Darkened Shade - Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs
Exhumation - Seas of Eternal Silence
Sickening Horror - The Dead End Experiment
Rotting Christ - Genesis
Astarte - Quod superius sicut inferius

Septicflesh - Mystic Places of Dawn
Necromantia - Scarlet Witching Evil Black
Varathron - His Majesty at the Swamp
Zemial - For the Glory of UR
Horrified - In The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Condemnation - Entering The Gates Of Doom EP

Legion of Doom - Kingdom of Endless Darkness
Nightfall - Parade Into Centuries (Melo-Death)
Thy Art Lord - Eosforos
Nergal - The Wizard of Nerath
Medieval Demon - Demonolatria
Death Courier - Demise

Intro Music by Athame

Prototype I - Albums of Badness (Revisited & Re-recorded)

June 1st, 2018

A Re-recording of our long lost first episode, where we talk about some of the biggest disapointments by some of our favorite bands. We also touch on some unfairly written off periods and albums by titans of the genre, or trash that we love in spite of itself.


The Bad
Cryptopsy - The unspoken King
Destruction - The least successful human cannonbal
Van Halen - Van Halen III
Savatage - Fight For the Rock
Benediction - The Dreams You Dread
Bathory - Octagon
Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying
Morbid Angel - Incorrect Latin Grammer
Megadeth - Risk
Celtic Frost - Prototype

The Good
Black Sabbath - Born Again
Celtic Frost - Cold lake
Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks
Glaze-era Pantera
Bayley-era Maiden
Ripper-era Priest
Discharge - Grave New World

Prototype XXVIII - Hardcore Grab Bag (NYHC, Swedish D-Beat, Hardcore Goes Metal)

May 16th, 2018

3 topics, one theme, Hardcore Punk's connection to heavy metal. First Don examines some of the more metal minded bands of the NYHC scene, then Iain covers the Swedish D-Beat scene through the years, and finally Zach explores some 80's hardcore dudes who decided to abandon the genre they came up in to try their hand at full on metal to mixed results. 

Zach (H/C goes metal)
YDI - Black Dust
Wasted Youth - Black Daze
Straw Dogs - We Are Not Amused
Onslaught - Power From Hell
Sacred Denial - Sifting Through Remains

Iain (Swedish D-beat)
Disfear - Live the Storm
Skitsystem - Svarta Tankar
Anti-Cimex - S/T
Wolfbrigade - Progression/Regression
God Mother - Vilseledd
Martyrdöd - In Extremis

Don (NYHC's Metalcore connection)
Vision of disorder - S/T
Earth crisis - Destroy the machines
Life of agony - River Runs Red
Cro-mags - Age Of Quarrel
Madball - Set it off
Sheer Terror - Just can't hate enough

Prototype XXVII - The Golden Age of Christian Metal

April 25th, 2018

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)

Resurrection Band - Colours (1980)

Jerusalem - Dancing on the Head of the Serpent (1987)

Petra - On Fire (1988)

Tourniquet - Stop the Bleeding (1990)

Mortification - Mortification (1991)

Vengeance Rising - Human Sacrifice (1988)

Believer - Extraction from Mortality (1989)

Deliverance - Deliverance (1989)

Seventh Angel - The Torment (1990)

Kryst the Conqueror - Deliver Us From Evil (N/A)

Veni Domine - Fall Babylon Fall (1991)

Saint - Time's End (1986)

Betrayal - Renaissance by Death (1991)

Matthias Steele - Haunting Tales of a Warrior's Past (1991)

Sardonyx - Majestic Serenity (1992)

Sacrament - Testimony of the Apocalypse (1990)

Eden - Adam's Dream (1993)

Bride - Live To Die (1988)

Barren Cross - Rock For The King (1986)

Whitecross - Whitecross (1987)

Messiah Prophet - Masters of Metal (1986)

Bloodgood - Detonation (1987)

Leviticus - Setting Fire to The Earth (1987)

Stryper - Soldiers Under Command (1985)

Trouble - Psalm 9 (1984)

Mortal - Lusis (1992)

Horde - Helling Usvart (1994)

Incubus - Serpent Temptation (1988)

X-Sinner - Get It (1989)

Living Sacrifice - Living Sacrifice (1991)

Paramæcium - Exhumed of the Earth (1993)

Savior Machine - Savior Machine I (1993)

Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier (1990)

Rage of Angels - Rage of Angels (1989)

Neon Cross - Neon Cross (1988)

Haven - Your Dying Day (1990)

Precious Death - Southpaw (1993)

Armageddon USA - The Money Mask (1989)

Recon - Behind Enemy Lines (1990)

Creed - The Sign of Victory (1990)

Detritus - Perpetual Defiance (1990)

Xalt - Dark War (1988)

Ashen Mortality - Sleepless Remorse (1996)

Ordained Fate - Ordained Fate (1992)

Zion - Thunder from the Mountain (1989)

Die Happy - Die Happy (1992)

Guardian - First Watch (1989)

Sacred Warrior - Master’s Command (1989)

Joshua - Surrender (1985)

The Crucified - The Crucified (1989)

Impellitteri - Answer to the Master (1994)

Kings X - Out of a Silent Planet (1988)


Prototype 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