All the biggest news and hottest topics from the world of metal from Merlin, Eleanor and guests at Metal Hammer magazine.
162: Review Round-Up – Cannibal Corpse, Tetrarch, Evile, Grave Miasma
Merl, El and Jonathan sift through some of the recent big releases in metal (plus a couple of underground bangers yet to come). What's brought so much love out for this Cannibal Corpse album? Has the new Evile record been worth the wait? And are Tetrarch lovingly reigniting nu metal or just ripping it off? All that and more...
161: The Big Review – Gojira, Fortitude
Merl and El dissect the fantastic new Gojira album, Fortitude. Is it the album that'll take them up festival bills, and is it a big enough evolutionary leap from Magma? El also reviews Korn's epic livestream, and the duo take a look at the big Download lineup announcement and the epic new issue of Metal Hammer.
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160: Reader Q+A – Mudvayne, Poppy, Lord Of The Rings
Merl, El and Steve field some questions from the Metal Hammer faithful! We work out how Mudvayne have ended up headlining major festivals on their comeback, ponder why bands like Ghost, Poppy and Babymetal continue to get grief from metalheads, declare which fantasy world we'd love to live in and invent some fantasy band beers. Bark At The Moonshine? Sure.
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159: The Big Review – While She Sleeps
Merl, El (er, eventually) and Steve pull apart the new album from While She Sleeps, Sleeps Society, and take a look at the Sheffield metalcore mainstays' fascinating career so far. They reflect on While She Sleeps' emergence on the scene as one of the most exciting bands of their generation, what went wrong (and right!) along the way and how this new album compares to the wild experimentations of So What?
158: Review Round-Up – Pupil Slicer, Dvne, The Crown and more
Merl, Steve and Jonathan review some of the best recent releases in metal. Have The Crown put out a contender for the best death metal album of 2021? Plus, the boys dissect new albums from two of the most exciting young UK bands in Dvne and Pupil Slicer, and Jonathan takes us on a trip to Italy to find some of Europe's most out-there new records!
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157: Metallica Hall Of Fame
It's one of our biggest shows ever as Merl, Steve and Jonathan decide which Metallica album gets inducted into the sacred Metal Hammer Podcast Hall Of Fame - Ride The Lightning or Master Of Puppets? The lads reveal how they first each discovered Metallica, discuss why these two albums were so important to metal's evolution,…… Continue reading 157: Metallica Hall Of Fame