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Exclusive interviews, the essential album reviews and the biggest issues affecting metal courtesy of Team Hammer and guests

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Exclusive interviews, the essential album reviews and the biggest issues affecting metal courtesy of Team Hammer and guests

    201: The 10 Best Albums Of 2002

    201: The 10 Best Albums Of 2002

    We're feeling nostalgic on this week's show, so we thought we'd take a trip back twenty whole years to 2002! Merl and Steve discuss what was a unique and rather transitional year for heavy music - nu metal had peaked, the metalcore and emo explosions hadn't properly begun yet, and few metal heavyweights released brand new studio albums. And yet, there was still some cracking music, so the lads both picked their five favourite albums that came out that year - featuring appearances by System Of A Down, Killswitch Engage, Glassjaw, Korn, In Flames and more!

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    200: Review Round-Up - Zeal & Ardor, Cult Of Luna, Amorphis, Bloodywood

    200: Review Round-Up - Zeal & Ardor, Cult Of Luna, Amorphis, Bloodywood

    And the big releases keep coming! Merl and Steve sift through some absolute bangers this week as we discuss whether the new Zeal & Ardor album has brought Manuel Gagneux's vision to new heights, whether Cult Of Luna's The Long Road North is up to their usual impeccable standards, how Amorphis have proved they're folk metal's most reliable band with Halo and why Bloodywood may have just dropped the funnest album of 2022.

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    • 52 min
    199: Review Round-Up - Korn, Venom Prison, Rolo Tomassi, Turnstile

    199: Review Round-Up - Korn, Venom Prison, Rolo Tomassi, Turnstile

    It's the first of what we can safely assume is going to be a large number of absolutely stacked review round-ups for 2022! Merl and Steve get stuck into new Korn album Requiem and discuss why sometimes less is more (and why, all these years later, no one does Korn like Korn); we also heap praise on what is surely the best metal album of 2022 so far in Venom Prison's masterful new opus, Erebos; we rate the new Rolo Tomassi record, Where Myth Becomes Memory (HINT: it's also really good); and Steve gives us a hot tip for a new band ticking all the right boxes.

    Plus, we review Turnstile's epic show in London from earlier in the week and ask the big question: could they be the band to go further than anyone in the history of hardcore has managed?

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    198: 2022 Previewed (Part 2)

    198: 2022 Previewed (Part 2)

    It's finally here! Part 2 of our big 2022 preview has arrived, and on this week's show Merl and El answer all your burning questions about the year ahead. Questions such as: will touring really come back to life this year? What are the best festival lineups of the year? Why can't anyone clash with Iron Maiden at Download? And what's gonna be the Metal Hammer album of 2022?!

    We also discuss the When We Were Young Festival bill that has everyone talking, rate the new Ghost single, pay tribute to Meat Loaf and more!

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    • 45 min
    197: The Legacy Of Every Time I Die

    197: The Legacy Of Every Time I Die

    With everyone upset by the untimely and, let's be honest, pretty messy demise of Every Time I Die, we decided to push Part 2 of our 2022 Preview to next week and instead have Merl and Steve pay tribute to the career, influence and legacy of one of modern heavy music's very greatest bands.

    From debut album Last Night In Town setting them up as one of the more promising hardcore bands on the early 00s scene; to their embracing of southern rock riffing on Gutter Phenomenon and the immense influence that'd have on hardcore thereafter; all the way to their epic final album, last year's Radical, we celebrate one of the most perfect back catalogues any band has ever produced.

    We also discuss why they became one of the greatest live bands of their generation, how Steve would feel about the rest of the band continuing on without Keith, the album we'd give to a newcomer and much, much more.

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    • 52 min
    196: 2022 Previewed (Part 1)

    196: 2022 Previewed (Part 1)

    Happy New Year! Merl and El kick off 2022 with a preview of the year ahead - and what a massive year it's shaping up to be.

    Did Avenged Sevenfold's comments about Kanye West give us any clues on their new music? Will we really get new Slipknot and Rammstein albums this year? Who else is in the studio that has us excited? And what does the future of festivals like Download, Arctangent and Reading and Leeds look like?

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

stevenmcom ,

Best Metal Coverage

As a Brit that moved to the US I am so glad to have found this podcast. I miss being able to get the monthly mag so this is the next best thing. Thanks for the content guys and gals.

Jsaff ,

Best metal podcast out there.

Best podcast from the best magazine out there. Easily the most entertaining and listenable podcast out there. All hosts (and the sometime subtitute host) are always excellent and have a lot to say about any given subject with a great sense of humor and commrodery for metal. Most importantly they've certainly brought light to some amazing bands I would have never known about or checked out otherwise as well as albums from established bands I may have skipped if not for their praise for it (always good to have some new metal to spin). To be fair I think i could listen to them talk metal for hours and never get bored. Great podcast, and also a great facebook group theyve created to go along with it. Excellent work! cant wait for the next episode!

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Love the podcast!! Listen to it as often as I can! Now add me to the Facebook group!! Lol

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