The Hourz O’ Power 6/29/17

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10PM

Manowar – The Gods Made Heavy Metal

Happy 4th of July! – American thrash metal

Havok – Give Me Liberty

Overkill – Red White And Blue

Municipal Waste – Amateur Sketch

D.R.I. – Reaganomics

American stoner/doom metal

Venomous Maximus – Moonchild

Mastodon – The Wolf Is Loose

American death metal

Origin – Accident And Error

Dying Fetus – Die With Integrity

Cannibal Corpse – Icepick Lobotomy

American black metal

Ghost Bath – Happyhouse

Agalloch – I Am The Wooden Doors

11PM

Canada Day – Canadian traditional/power metal

3 Inches Of Blood – Premonition Of Pain

Unleash The Archers – Awakening

Canadian doom/stoner metal

Pyres – Proximity Anxiety

Bison B.C. – The Water Becomes Fire

Canadian black metal

Forteresse – Le Sang des Héros

Harrow – Stream Enterer

Kafirun – Omega Serpent

Canadian thrash metal

Annihilator – Crystal Ann

Voivod – Kluskap O’Kom

Sacrifice – Soldiers of Misfortune

Canadian death metal

Gorguts – Obscura

Kataklysm – The Night They Returned

Cryptopsy – Open Face Surgery

12 AM

ALBUM FEATURE: Goatwhore – Vengeful Ascension

Goatwhore interview, Ben on the new album

Goatwhore – Forsaken

Goatwhore – Under The Flesh Into The Soul

Goatwhore – Vengeful Ascension

Ben on performing at Mac’s a few summers ago

Goatwhore – Chaos Arcane

Goatwhore – Where The Sun Is Silent

Goatwhore – Drowned In Grim Rebirth

Ben on performing live

Goatwhore – Abandon Indoctrination

Goatwhore – Mankind Will Have No Mercy

Goatwhore – Decayed Omen Reborn

The takeaway from Goatwhore

Goatwhore – Those Who Denied God’s Will

1 AM

Immortal – Unholy Forces of Evil

Inquisition – Empire of the Luciferan Race

Tyrannosorcoress – The Call to Chaos

Vintersorg – Jokelvaktaren

Iron Maiden – Brave New World

Speedclaw – Mistress Of The Night

Saxon – Princess of the Night

Slough Feg – Life In The Dark Age

Weedeater – Palm and Opium

Brujeria – La Ley De Plomo

Burzum – Tomhet

After Hourz:

  • Happy North American Patriotic Day! Because we’re an America-first show, we played the hour of red-blooded, all-American metal first. Chronologically it would make sense to start off with Canadian metal but we’re America and we do whatever we want.
  • For being such polite folk, those Canadians sure make some angry and aggressive metal. Their hour was arguably more aggressive than the American one. I didn’t realize that so many great artists came from Canada, like Gorguts and Cryptopsy. This is our first time playing Cryptopsy in a while which is a shame, because they’re vile, none so vile in fact. Their metal confirms my suspicion that they’re all hiding some depravity behind the gobs of poutine they shove in their friendly faces.
  • Whose hour was better? We’d like to know in the comments!
  • It’s too bad that we couldn’t feature Goatwhore last week. With Dying Fetus releasing another quality record they got the nudge ever so slightly. That said, Vengeful Ascension is still a quality listen and I expected nothing less from Goatwhore. The unique thing about Goatwhore is that you can’t peg them into a specific subgenre. They’re blackened death-y with thrash elements thrown in for good measure. It’s weird but it works.
  • Shoutout to Ben Falgoust for being a fun guy to talk to. Bacchus handled the interview entirely and sometime in the middle of it he tried to engage me even more. It’s too bad we only played about 5 minutes out of roughly 15 minutes of content because he had a lot of insightful things to say. Sometime down the line we’re going to post this interview, the Suffocation one, and others.
  • Closing the show was Burzum – Tomhet, a song that isn’t even metal but it’s Burzum and Hvis Lysett Tar Oss will always have a special place in my heart. When Spaceman was just getting into metal in his middle school years, he exclusively listened to thrash and thought black metal was silly, repetitive and thus uninteresting musically. Flash forward to the summer before junior year of high school, I decided to open the blinders a little bit and for the first time gave a legitimate effort to like black metal. I popped in Hvis Lysett Tar Oss on my mp3 player on a late night bus trip, tired and alone. The angst and the atmosphere, the two components that represent the soul of black metal, were packaged perfectly in a way that made me get it. I understood that black metal was repetitive, but until that point I didn’t understand why because I hadn’t subjected myself to being bludgeoned by it. Nowadays I rarely listen to this album if only to savor it for special moods, though I know I’ll never recapture that same euphoria. Admittedly I haven’t listened to anything Varg has made after he left jail because I’m afraid that it won’t be as good. I just enjoy watching his antics from a distance, and also seeing his face staring into my soul telling me to stop doing generate things.

That’s all for now. Thanks for listening as always, and I’ll see you next Thursday.

-Spaceman

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