Episodes
Bryan Gray of The Blamed, The Satire, Mortal, Left Out and an unbelievable number of other bands joins the podcast this week to talk about his full history as a musician, the differences between modern Christian alternative music and the beginnings, and so much more.  Bryan has been a staple of the scene and a staple of behind the scenes stories of bands, tours, and festivals.  Don't miss this one, there will be spoilers!.  #discussmetal Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon -...
Published 05/14/21
Bands like P.O.D. will tell you that they sound like E Town Concrete, but they don’t.  Nobody mixes rap and hardcore quite like E Town does.  This week we break down, quite literally, their brief discography and get to the heart about what makes this band special.  Happy Nu-Metal May everyone! #discussmetal #ETownConcrete Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage - http://bit.ly/DiscographyDiscussionSubscribe...
Published 05/09/21
It took us three years, and hundreds of requests, but we finally decided to kick off Nu-Metal May 2021  talking about Linkin Park!  We explore the band’s rap rock beginnings, and their journey through intense experimentation to see if this band held up throughout their career.  RIP Chester. We love you man. #discussmetal #LinkinPark Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage -...
Published 05/02/21
On this episode of Discography Discussion Jon takes the lead as we dive right into HIM.  Gothic metal is not something that we talk about on the show very often, Dan and Joe have to be convinced on this episode that HIM is worth listening to.  Is Jon up to the task?  Find out right now! #discussmetal #HIM Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage - http://bit.ly/DiscographyDiscussionSubscribe to RSS -...
Published 04/26/21
This week Don and Kevin from Bastard Squad join the podcast to talk with Dan and Joe about the new Bastard Squad release, their CD release party, and so much more.  We get into what it's like being a local band in St Louis, how much of a struggle playing shows used to be and the importance of still handing out flyers even in 2021.  Don't miss it! #discussmetal Bastard Squad can be found online at https://bastardsquadstl.bandcamp.com && http://bastardsquadstl.com Join our Patreon:...
Published 04/23/21
Cephalic Carnage is a band ahead of their time.  Are they simply a grindcore band with technical death metal skills?  Dan, Joe, and Geoff will answer that question, and more, on this episode of Discography Discussion.  It’s unbelievable how modern some of their music is especially in the later part of their discography.  If they're not your favorite band today, they might be very soon.  Enjoy.  #discussmetal #cephaliccarnage Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon -...
Published 04/18/21
What happens when a band delivers a metalcore masterpiece, and then doesn’t?  If you ask Dan and Buddy, Nodes of Ranvier is one of the bands you absolutely must listen to, and it is a shame that they are not around today.  We are not ashamed of the fanboy episode you are about to hear, and cannot wait to talk about this band.  Check it out, and make sure you stay till the end of this episode of Discography Discussion.  Enjoy! #discussmetal #nodesofranvier.   Join our Patreon: Discography...
Published 04/12/21
Vito Marchese of Novembers Doom joins Dan this week as they talk about his introduction into Novembers Doom as well as all things nerd with topics ranging from Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr Who, and Video games.  We also touch on his recent twitch streaming and live playthroughs of Novembers Doom songs.  Don't miss it! #discussmetal Check out Vito on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/vitomarcheseGeeking Poetic Podcast can be found at https://www.geekingpoeticpodcast.com Join our Patreon: Discography...
Published 04/10/21
Dewey Halpaus of the Peer Pleasure podcast sits down this week with Dan, Joe, and Jon to talk about Fear Before the March of Flames.  Dewey shares some essential back story about his relationship and past experience with the band, and we try to put that in context with their releases.  Dan gets all sentimental at one point and makes a few super bold claims about The Always Open Mouth.  Don't miss it. #discussmetal #FearBefore Dewey Halpaus and the “Peer Pleasure” podcast can be found online...
Published 04/05/21
Remember back in the mid 2000s when every metalcore band decided they wanted to become a southern rock band?  That is largely Maylene and the Sons of Distaster’s fault.  Were they the ones to kick off this trend?  They certainly weren’t the last.   This week Dan, Joe, and Jon try to figure out if it was all just a gimmick or if you can slightly smell a hint of barbeque in the air when listening to Dry the River.  Enjoy. #discussmetal #Maylene Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on...
Published 03/28/21
There is nothing but love for Atomship on this podcast.  The Crash of '47 continues to be one of our favorite albums of all time.  On this episode of Discuss Metal, Dan and Joe are joined by Derek Pardoe and Chad Kent for a deep dive into all things Atomship and Watership Down.  Many memories shared, some good, some not so good, some great, and some that might disturb you.  If you think you know the story of Atomship, or Watership Down, you're about to find out for sure.  Huge bombshell...
Published 03/24/21
This week we give Evergreen Terrace a day in the sun.  We try to determine why the band isn’t more popular, and if it's a songwriting problem or not.  Do you remember listening to Evergreen Terrace back in the day?  Do you own all of their albums, and listen to them regularly?  If so, we might be on the same page, or we may not be.  Find out on this episode of Discography Discussion. #discussmetal #EvergreenTerrace Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon -...
Published 03/21/21
It took us almost 4 years to do it, but now we present to you our album by album review of Testament?  Should Testament be part of the Big 4 of Thrash?  Are these guys the last torch bearers of Thrash?  We dig into all of that so buckle up!  #discussmetal #Testament Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage - http://bit.ly/DiscographyDiscussionSubscribe to RSS - https://podcast.discussmetal.com/feedBuy a...
Published 03/14/21
Earth Crisis is a band only overshadowed by the amount of other bands that were influenced by them.  They are a staple in hardcore music, and on this episode of Discography Discussion, we try to analyze the band’s journey from a vegan straight edge band into one of the most revered hardcore acts to ever grace the scene.  #discussmetal #EarthCrisis Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage -...
Published 03/07/21
Just forget everything you think you know about Cattle Decapitation.  You think they are a bunch of grindcore playing vegans?  Well, you are partially right.  On this episode we explore the band's bloody beginnings when all they cared about was Humanure and Human Jerky, and try to wrap our heads around the progression into the Death Atlas.  Can grindcore be progressive?  You’ll have to listen to find out. #discussmetal #CattleDecapitation Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon -...
Published 02/28/21
DJ and Lance Sacrifice join us for this fun discussion on all things old school Living Sacrifice. DJ gives us his thoughts on the recording of the early 3 LS albums as well as some notable shows the band played early on.  Stephen Sarro of Unteachers and Tantrum of the Muse co hosts this journey into the death thrash metal past of one of Dan’s favorite bands of all time. #discussmetal #LivingSacrifice Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon -...
Published 02/25/21
Have you ever heard of Candiria?  If the answer is no, then you need to listen to Candiria.  Even if you have never heard this band, you have heard them in the DNA of so many other bands that you like.  This week we try to understand why such a progressive and experimental band is not more widely known and popular than they are.  Can people just not handle random Jazz drops in their metal?  We ask all these questions and more.  #discussmetal #Candiria Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion...
Published 02/21/21
To this day, Emmure remains one of the most popular heavy bands in the industry.  This week on Discography Discussion we try to figure out why.  Get ready for some hot takes, mixed opinions on Emmure, and why we think the band has remained successful to this day.  Joe thinks it all sounds the same, Dan thinks it's too all over the place, and Jon thinks it’s just right.  What do you think? Enjoy! #discussmetal #Emmure Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon -...
Published 02/14/21
Well this one came out of left field!  Dan sits down with not one, not two, but four members of Travail this week.  We talk about the history of the band, how they formed, their first demos, how they rose to being nominated for a Dove Award, and what caused the band to eventually part ways.  There is no other in depth interview with this band with this many details.  This is not one you want to miss. Enjoy! #discussmetal #Travail Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon -...
Published 02/09/21
This week we decided to revisit one of Dan’s favorite bands of all time, Death!  In order to do this right, we needed an expert in all things metal!  Cristian Machado, formally if Ill Niño, joins us to go album by album, and explain very carefully why Death was and continues to be an influential band to the metal community at large. #discussmetal #CristianMachado #Death Cristian Machado can be found online at https://cristianmachado.com && https://twitter.com/therealcmachado Join our...
Published 02/07/21
ing into some Crimson Moonlight.  Crimson Moonlight is one of the best black metal bands that you’ve probably never heard because of their religious affiliations.  Don't let this dissuade you, and in this episode we are going to explain exactly why. Check it out! #discussmetal #CrimsonMoonlight Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage - http://bit.ly/DiscographyDiscussionSubscribe to RSS -...
Published 01/31/21
This week we head over to Sweden to talk about some classic Entombed records, and, you know, those other Entombed records...  Entombed helped pave the way for so many Swedish death metal bands in the 90s.  Did they lose their touch along the way?  Bring out the buzzsaws, and let’s find out on this episode of Discography Discussion. #discussmetal #Entombed Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage -...
Published 01/24/21
Steven Dail sits down with Dan this week to dig deep into the past.  They go way back to his days of playing in Innermeans, Bloodshed, Project 86, Starflyer 59, and BEYOND!  Don't miss it! #discussmetal Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage - http://bit.ly/DiscographyDiscussionSubscribe to RSS - https://podcast.discussmetal.com/feedBuy a Shirt on Teespring! - http://bit.ly/DDTeeSpringJoin the conversation...
Published 01/21/21
It’s no secret that we love Living Sacrifice here at Discography Discussion.  In the spirit of finding a reason to constantly bring up this band we decided to revisit them with a fresh set of ears.  Jon Beatty joins the podcast while delivering his own brand of hot takes.  This episode was recorded live on our twitch channel, and there will be more to come.  Strap in, make some popcorn, and get ready for us to tell you exactly why you should be listening to Living Sacrifice. #discussmetal...
Published 01/17/21
This week decided to shake things up a bit and go full on mainstream rock with Skillet!  Despite being known as a mostly radio friendly band, Skillet has one of the most interesting musical journeys this side of Living Sacrifice.  We start off with their grunge rock tribute debut album and move through the awkward electronic infused teen years, and all the way up to their mainstream hard rock status.  Did this band just jump on trends to get popular?  Maybe.  Do we care?  Not really. Check it...
Published 01/10/21