Episode #103: Evoke the Dark God of Aggression
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
3y ago
It’s the final episode of The Sons of Metal. CHR embarks on one last solo flight with new albums from Anaal Nathrakh and Aldious, checks out some indie grindcore from Anthropic, and prepares to enter Valhalla himself alongside Amon Amarth’s appropriately-titled seventh album. Folks, it’s been a pleasure entertaining you the last eight-plus years, and summoning the last bit of warmth from my icy, cynical heart, I thank all of you for your attention during this time. Whether you’ve been a subscriber since episode #1 or just recently discovered us, I hope we managed to both inform and entertain ..read more
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The B-Side #26: Warmonger
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
3y ago
It’s Doug’s last show ever and the final B-Side. CHR opens the show with the blackened folk of Finland’s Havukruunu and Doug closes things out with the tech-death onslaught of Canada’s Beneath The Massacre. The Albums: Havukruunu : Uinuos Syömein Sota (2020) 5:02 Havukruunu is a Finnish duo who plays blackened folk metal very much in the vein of mid- to late-career Bathory, Rimfrost, and similar bands. Their music is grand in scope with multiple movements, choral elements, and other forms of bombast. Get this album: Bandcamp • Amazon • Apple Music • Spotify Beneath The Massacre : Fearmonger (2 ..read more
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Episode #102: Fields of Reveries on the Theodicy of Nija
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
3y ago
It’s Doug’s last main episode, so CHR gifts him the ursine onslaught of Chicago’s Bear Mace, while Doug opts for the heavy groove of Sweden’s Orbit Culture. CHR picks a conceptually unusual indie pick with South Africa’s Incarnate Deity, and Doug uses his final Valhalla pick to feature one of his favorite albums of all time, Opeth’s 2005 album, Ghost Reveries. Additionally, CHR talks about the future of the show. New Releases: Bear Mace : Charred Fields Of Slaughter (2020) 9:06 Hailing from Chicago, IL, USA, Bear Mace describe their sound as "planet crushing death metal". What started out as a ..read more
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The B-Side #25: Regeneration Rex
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
3y ago
Doug opens the show with a semi-posthumous release from Static-X while CHR keeps it simple with some death/thrash from Sweden’s Vampire. This episode is sponsored by YOU If you would like your name here, please consider supporting us on Patreon. If you enjoy independent, honest reviews of heavy metal albums and can spare a dollar or more a month, we would appreciate your support. More information→ The Albums: Static-X : Project Regeneration, Volume 1 (2020) 3:14 Static-X is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, and was influental in the late-1990s/early 2000s nu-metal ..read more
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Episode #101: Consequence of Death In An Orange Medium
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
3y ago
The show opens with Doug dropping two bombshells, and follows it up with some slammy Russian death metal from Katalepsy. CHR slows some things down with some “jammy” doom metal from Pale Divine. In the indie segment, they listen to some punk-laden death metal from Argentina’s Medium, and in Heavy Metal Valhalla, CHR brings back the Teutonic thrash with Sodom’s third album. This episode is sponsored by YOU If you would like your name here, please consider supporting us on Patreon. If you enjoy independent, honest reviews of heavy metal albums and can spare a dollar or more a month, we would app ..read more
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The B-Side #24: Curse Of The Fates
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
3y ago
CHR opens the show with female-fronted blackened thrash from France while Doug indulges his drunken, stupid side with some Scottish pirate metal. This episode is sponsored by YOU If you would like your name here, please consider supporting us on Patreon. If you enjoy independent, honest reviews of heavy metal albums and can spare a dollar or more a month, we would appreciate your support. More information→ The Albums: Witches : The Fates (2020) 3:35 Formed back in 1986, Witches, known as the first French band in France with female guttural vocals, has been an on-again/off-again project wi ..read more
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Episode #100: Deliverance From A Closed God Is Only Beginning
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
3y ago
IT’S EPISODE ONE HUNDRED! This turns out to be a non-event (Thanks, COVID!), but still manages to be a fun show. CHR opens with some crossover/hardcore from the Cro-Mags while Doug indulges his “chugga-chug” side with Lamb Of God’s newest. CHR gets slow and grimy in the indie segment with WeedWizard, while Doug highlights a forgotten band from the 1990s with Corrosion of Conformity’s fourth album. This episode is sponsored by YOU If you would like your name here, please consider supporting us on Patreon. If you enjoy independent, honest reviews of heavy metal albums and can spare a dollar or m ..read more
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The B-Side #23: A Rattle in Valhalla
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
3y ago
Doug opens the show with some mythological doom metal from Indiana with Wolftooth’s sophomore album, while CHR goes a more metal-adjacent route with Wailin Storms’s third release. This episode is sponsored by YOU If you would like your name here, please consider supporting us on Patreon. If you enjoy independent, honest reviews of heavy metal albums and can spare a dollar or more a month, we would appreciate your support. More information→ The Albums: Wolftooth : Wolftooth (2018) 3:32 Hailing from Richmond, Indiana, Wolftooth are a pack of well-seasoned musicians combining influences from ..read more
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The B-Side #22: Viper Genesis
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
4y ago
CHR opens the show with some blackened death metal from Vredehammer while Doug throws some groove in his death metal with Abysmal Dawn. This episode is sponsored by YOU If you would like your name here, please consider supporting us on Patreon. If you enjoy independent, honest reviews of heavy metal albums and can spare a dollar or more a month, we would appreciate your support. More information→ The Albums: Vredehammer : Viperous (2020) 2:08 Vredehammer was originally conceived as Per Valla studio solo project, formed after his departure of Elite and Allfader. He later teamed up with oth ..read more
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Episode #98: Stare Downward at the Rising Vermin
The Sons of Metal Podcast
by CHR and Doug
4y ago
As the hosts practice social distancing, CHR opens the show with the densely-produced death metal of New Zealand’s Ulcerate while Doug opts for some Michigan melodeath from The Black Dahlia Murder. In the indie segment, CHR ventures to Bangladesh to check out the debut from Nawabs of Destruction. In Heavy Metal Valhalla, Doug looks at one of the most popular industrial albums from the 1990s with Nine Inch Nails’ sophomore release, to mixed results. This episode is sponsored by YOU If you would like your name here, please consider supporting us on Patreon. If you enjoy independent, honest revie ..read more
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