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The Sons of Metal Podcast

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Every month, CHR and Doug discuss six heavy metal albums: two newer releases, one indie/small label band, and one classic album. Their different ages, backgrounds, and tastes make for some interesting takes on a wide variety of music.

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Every month, CHR and Doug discuss six heavy metal albums: two newer releases, one indie/small label band, and one classic album. Their different ages, backgrounds, and tastes make for some interesting takes on a wide variety of music.

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Horns!

By Shadowsfan - Sep 20 2014
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This podcast is awesome. I've spent the last few weeks getting caught up on the back episodes (which should be in the podcast app). Each episode has a ton of variety and their reviews are thoughtful. True metal fans.

Metal!

By Ando184 - Feb 06 2013
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If you love metal music this is a must listen! These guys know what they are talking about.

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11 Ratings
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Horns!

By Shadowsfan - Sep 20 2014
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This podcast is awesome. I've spent the last few weeks getting caught up on the back episodes (which should be in the podcast app). Each episode has a ton of variety and their reviews are thoughtful. True metal fans.

Metal!

By Ando184 - Feb 06 2013
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If you love metal music this is a must listen! These guys know what they are talking about.
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The Sons of Metal Podcast

Latest release on Sep 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode #97: A Carnivore’s Rumination on the Creation Controversy

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As the hosts practice social distancing, Doug vents his frustrations through the new Body Count album, while CHR busts some stuff up to Testament’s newest LP. Feeling everyone could use some guidance on life, Doug introduces us to the Deacons of Doom philosophy. Finally, CHR needs some comfort music from his past and revisits Tesla’s second album.

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Body Count : Carnivore (2020) 4:55
When rapper Ice-T got a hankering for metal back in the early 1990s, he hooked up with guitarist Ernie C. and formed Body Count, a rap/thrash hybrid who created waves with their first album Cop Killer (later retitled to Body Count). In recent years, Ice-T has the metal bug biting at him again.
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Testament : Titans Of Creation (2020) 15:35
Formed back in 1983, Testament is an American thrash metal band from California and consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio, and drummer Gene Hoglan. After thirty-odd years, the band is still producing aggressive music.
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Deacons Of Doom : Rumination (2020) 28:19
Deacons Of Doom are a crossover/punk band from Louisville, Kentucky. Their music combines old-school horror punk with some thrashy elements, and their lyrics espouse the ills of society and a humorous approach to solving them.
Get this album: Bandcamp     Info: Facebook

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Tesla : The Great Radio Controversy (1989) 37:14
Tesla is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California in the early 1980s. By 1986, the band had changed from a glam-derived sound to a ‘rootsier’ direction under a new name: Tesla. Tesla toured with a lot of the popular acts at the time and were often categorized as a glam metal band, which the band members resented.
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Apr 28 2020

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Rank #2: The B-Side #9: Hour of Antiquation

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CHR opens the show with one of the saddest doom albums ever made in Trees of Eternity's solitary release, while Doug showcases some melodeath experimentation with the symphonic stylings of Meadows End.

May 07 2019

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Rank #3: The B-Side #15: Superior Fear

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Doug opens the show with the proggy post-metal/grunge of Tool's newest album, while CHR opts for some instrumental industrial with the latest release from Tyrant Of Death.

Nov 11 2019

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Rank #4: Episode #45: Death and the Art of Raven Skeletons

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El Goro and SonOfOdin check out a cover album from Danzig and Avatarium's second full-length. In the indie segment, El Goro entertains some Finnish melodeath with an EP by Enthring. Finally, SonOfOdin hoists the Jolly Roger and lets the filthy pirates of Running Wild raid Heavy Metal Valhalla.
New Releases:

Danzig : Skeletons (2015)
When Glenn Danzig left the Misfits, he formed the group Samhain to explore a darker, blues-influenced form of heavy metal. After a few linup changes, Danzig changed the group's name to his own surname so that he could continue indefinitely regardless of the other membership.
Get this album: Amazon.com • CD Universe • iTunes • Barnes & Noble • Spotify

Avatarium : The Girl With The Raven Mask (2015)
When Leif Edling wanted to demo some material he wrote that was outside the Candlemass spectrum, he recruited some of the band's former members and singer Jennie-Ann Smith to create a hybrid doom metal/'60s throwback project.
Get this album: Amazon.com • CD Universe • iTunes • Barnes & Noble • Spotify
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Enthring : The Art Of Chaos (2015)
Enthring is a Finnish melodic death metal band that started around 2007. Despite numerous line-up changes and other uphill struggles, the band has evolved into an explosive force.
Get this album: Amazon.com • iTunes     Info: Facebook • YouTube
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Running Wild : Death Or Glory (1989)
Forming way back in 1976, Running Wild initially played Satanic-themed music, but switched to a pirate/historical theme on their third album and became a major influnce on the German speed metal scene of the 1980s and 1990s.
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Dec 15 2015

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Rank #5: Episode #81: Warlords Controlled the Kingdom’s Swans

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Your Christmas present from CHR and Doug is a new episode featuring the technical death stylings of Psycroptic, the instrumental guitar shredding of Nita Strauss, the Southern-fried stoner doom of Wasted Theory, and a look back at the soul-crushing death/doom of My Dying Bride's second album.

Dec 23 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #6: Episode #64: Prevail Over Grief at the Rebellion’s Apex

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It's all about the ladies this month with new releases from Canadian bands Unleash the Archers and Kobra and the Lotus. SonOfOdin toys with your emotions in the second half of the show with steampunk-themed Japanese girl band Fate Gear followed by the Norwegian take on funeral doom with Funeral's second album.

Aug 19 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #7: The B-Side #12: Hexed Nature

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CHR indulges his love of the weird with Italian band Embrace Of Disharmony while Doug reverts back to his melodeath tendencies with the newest album from Children Of Bodom.

Aug 05 2019

38mins

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Rank #8: The B-Side #21: Slaves of Orion

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Doug opens the show with the throwback classic power/speed onslaught of Germany’s Stallion, while CHR drags him back to the U.K. to listen to My Dying Bride’s newest death/doom outing.

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The Albums:

Stallion : Slaves Of Time (2020) 2:08
Stallion is a German heavy metal band evoking the 1980s my meshing classic heavy metal with the German speed metal scene. Their music is fast and aggressive, making it appealing for fans of that scene of music.
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My Dying Bride : The Ghost Of Orion (2020) 14:46
My Dying Bride is an English doom/gothic/death metal band that has been active since 1990. Along with labelmates Anathema and Paradise Lost, the "Peaceville Three" spearheaded the doom/death movement of the 1990s which ultimately split into the gothic metal and funeral doom subgenres of today.
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May 22 2020

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Rank #9: Episode #89: The Rising Cost of Admission for the Great Summoning

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CHR and Doug open the show with the goth-doom Bloody Hammers and more WWI concepts from Sabaton. In the "indie" segment, they look at some sludgy prog from Torche. In Heavy Metal Valhalla, CHR features the Blackmoore/Dio collaboration with Rainbow's second album.

Aug 21 2019

54mins

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Rank #10: Episode #51: Dark Kingdom of the Rock Titans

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El Goro has ridden off to the land of TWORP, so SonOfOdin enlists The Fat Kid to review new albums from Iron Savior and Texas Hippie Coalition. SonOfOdin challenges TFK with indie act Slugdge, and TFK responds with making a case for Lordi's entry into Metal Valhalla.

Jun 16 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #11: Episode #85: Slide in to the Valley of Hel’s Legacy

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CHR and Doug open the show with new albums from Whitechapel and Týr. In the indie segment, Doug features a Russian thrash outfit, Mental Slavery, and in Heavy Metal Valhalla, CHR takes us back to his youth to relive the glory(?) of Whitesnake's breakout album.

Apr 24 2019

58mins

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Rank #12: Episode #76: A Legion of Automata Caused Issues With Reality

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CHR and Doug keep things a little simpler this month with a look at new albums from NYC hardcore legends Madball and Lamb of God's covers album under their old Burn The Priest moniker. Things get significantly more complex in the indie segment with Portugal's Dallian, but everything ends well with some classic line-up Black Sabbath in Heavy Metal Valhalla.

Jul 28 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #13: Side Stage January 4, 2016: A Tribute to Lemmy

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The Side Stage contains infrequent music-centric podcasts to hold you over between regular episodes.

On December 28, 2015, the world lost a veritable legend in Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, the bassist and frontman for the legendary rock/metal band Motörhead. Join us as we celebrate the life and music of Lemmy.
Track Listing:
(0:00:00) Lemmy interview
(0:00:44) Motörhead : Ace of Spades   [Get Song]
(0:03:40) Introduction by El Goro
(0:05:35) The Rockin' Vickers : Dandy   [Get Song]
(0:07:35) Sam Gopal : The Dark Lord   [Get Song]
(0:10:48) Hawkwind : Silver Machine   [Get Song]
(0:15:14) More thoughts from El Goro
(0:15:50) Motörhead : Motorhead   [Get Song]
(0:18:15) Motörhead : Iron Horse/Born to Lose   [Get Song]
(0:23:32) Motörhead : Damage Case   [Get Song]
(0:26:25) Motörhead : Bomber   [Get Song]
(0:30:02) Headgirl (Motörhead + Girlschool) : Please Don't Touch   [Get Song]
(0:32:48) Motörhead : (We Are) The Road Crew   [Get Song]
(0:35:55) Motörhead : The Hammer (Live)   [Get Song]
(0:38:50) Motörhead : Iron Fist   [Get Song]
(0:41:36) Motörhead : Marching Off to War   [Get Song]
(0:45:41) Motörhead : Killed By Death   [Get Song]
(0:50:15) Motörhead : Mean Machine   [Get Song]
(0:53:09) Motörhead : Eat the Rich   [Get Song]
(0:57:40) Motörhead : 1916   [Get Song]
(1:01:23) Motörhead : I Ain't No Nice Guy (with Ozzy Osbourne)   [Get Song]
(1:05:35) Motörhead : Born to Raise Hell   [Get Song]
(1:10:32) Motörhead : Dog-Face Boy   [Get Song]
(1:13:50) Motörhead : Overnight Sensation   [Get Song]
(1:17:51) Motörhead : Love For Sale   [Get Song]
(1:22:35) Motörhead : We Are Motörhead   [Get Song]
(1:24:55) Motörhead : Brave New World   [Get Song]
(1:28:55) Motörhead : The Game   [Get Song]
(1:32:22) Motörhead : Serial Killer   [Get Song]
(1:33:56) Motörhead : Killers   [Get Song]
(1:38:08) Motörhead : R.A.M.O.N.E.S.   [Get Song]
(1:39:26) Motörhead : (Teach You How to) Sing the Blues   [Get Song]
(1:42:29) Motörhead : I Know How to Die   [Get Song]
(1:45:45) Motörhead : Coup de Grace   [Get Song]
(1:49:26) Thoughts from SonOfOdin
(1:53:02) Motörhead : Thunder & Lightning   [Get Song]
(1:56:00) Lemmy interview
(1:56:53) Closing thought by El Goro
(1:57:00) Motörhead : Overkill   [Get Song]

Jan 05 2016

2hr 2mins

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Rank #14: Episode #93: Manufacturing A Vile Purgatory Is Loud

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Doug and CHR open the show in NYC with the newest albums from hardcore stalwarts Agnostic Front and Japanese power metallers Galneryus. In the indie segment, Doug suggests some marijuana-laced death metal from Cannabis Corpse. For Heavy Metal Valhalla, CHR revisits some industrial-laced proto-metalcore (Is that a thing?) with Fear Factory's second album.

Dec 22 2019

54mins

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Rank #15: Episode #67: Bitter at Those Fallen After Me

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SonOfOdin goes it solo for October and picks two newer releases of bands rising from the ashes of others: Memoriam (from Bolt Thrower) and Liv Sin (from Sister Sin). Then he attempts to get into the Halloween spirit with some death/doom from Moribundo before getting way too drunk and suffering a Tankard-induced hangover with their third album.

Oct 28 2017

59mins

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Rank #16: Episode #63: The Keys to Fucking With a Savage Colossus

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SonOfOdin is joined this month by ex-Decaturite, Murf, to talk about new albums from Dying Fetus and Igorrr. The podcast is invaded by an ursine kaiju in the form of Bear Mace, and Murf shares his love for classic German speed metal with Helloween's second album.

Jul 23 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Episode #49: The Viking Kicked the Profane Juranoid’s Balls Until It Was Dead

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El Goro and SonOfOdin start off Year Five with a mega-sized episode featuring new albums from Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D., and Hammer Fight. El Goro indulges his childlike mindset with Hevisaurus while SonOfOdin confronts his own heterosexuality with Accept's biggest album.

Apr 16 2016

1hr 31mins

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Rank #18: Episode #42: The Highlight of a Class M Supernova

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El Goro and SonOfOdin are all over the map this month with new releases from Myrkur (Denmark) and The Sword (USA), indie death metal goodness from Sarpentra (Russia), and more black metal enters the Valhalla with Dissection (Sweden).
New Releases:

Myrkur : M (2015)
Although Amalie Bruun was previously part of an indie-pop duo, she has since created a new identity where she can experiment with atmospheric post-metal, second-wave black metal, and gothic folk metal creating a sound that is uniquely her own.
Get this album: Bandcamp • Amazon.com • CD Universe • iTunes • Spotify

The Sword : High Country (2015)
Hailing from Austin, Texas, The Sword play a variation of stoner doom metal with heavy influence from 1960s and 1970s rock.
Get this album: Amazon.com • CD Universe • iTunes • Barnes & Noble • Spotify
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Sarpentra : Supernova (2015)
Currently shrouded in secrecy, Sarpentra is a blackened death metal band from Russia that also incorporates many technical death metal elements into their sound.
Get this album: Big Cartel • Amazon.com • iTunes     Info: Facebook • YouTube
Heavy Metal Valhalla:

Dissection : Storm of the Light's Bane (1995)
Despite only releasing three albums (primarily due to the legal troubles caused by various band members' involvement in the Misanthropic Luciferian Order), Dissection created a unique identity by melding black metal with melodic death metal leaving a legacy that transcended its members' notoriety.
Get this album: Amazon.com • CD Universe • iTunes • Barnes & Noble • Spotify

Sep 18 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Episode #40: The Plague’s Catalyst Was A Heavy Thing

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El Goro and SonOfOdin keep it all in the English language this month. First, SonOfOdin wants to see if Paradise Lost have returned to their heavy roots. El Goro then indulges in some weirdness with Nekrogoblikon and their newest album. North Carolinians Extinction Level Event bring the clank, and Mike Patton and the rest of Faith No More bring some rap/funk influence into the Valhalla.
New Releases:

Paradise Lost : The Plague Within (2015)
Paradise Lost is an English gothic/doom metal band that has been active since 1988. After spearheading the doom/death movement of the 1990s, the band went with a lighter sound for several years and have recently begun incorporating their heavier early elements into their current sound.
Get this album: Amazon.com • CD Universe • iTunes • Barnes & Noble • Spotify

Nekrogoblikon : Heavy Meta (2015)
Nekrogoblikon are an American melodic death/folk metal band based in Los Angeles. The group was formed in 2006, and their music centers around fun and goblins.
Get this album: Amazon.com • CD Universe • iTunes • Barnes & Noble • Spotify
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Extinction Level Event : The Catalyst (2015)
North Carolina's Extinction Level Event have dubbed their music style as "clank" — an all-bass, djent-influenced style of progressive metal.
Get this album: Bandcamp • Amazon.com • iTunes • Spotify     Info: Facebook
Heavy Metal Valhalla:

Faith No More : The Real Thing (1989)
Faith No More is an American band from San Francisco, formed in 1981. The band are credited for inventing the alternative metal genre that fuses metal with other genres, including rap and alternative rock.
Get this album: Amazon.com • CD Universe • iTunes • Barnes & Noble • Spotify

Jul 12 2015

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: Quick Shots #21: Magic Vision

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SonOfOdin is in a female-fronted doom metal mood this month with new fuzzed-out trippiness from Purson and Psychedelic Witchcraft followed by more traditional doom metal from Worship of Keres.

Jun 01 2016

28mins

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