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Episode 171: Society Anxiety by Sunk Loto

9/18/2019
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This week on the Roach Roach podcast we prepare for Jenny’s wedding and listen to our first EP, Society Anxiety by Sunk Loto. These Australian boys were as young as 13 when they made this album. Is it worthy of the Nu-Metal Canon? Also, we talk Who’s Emailing, WWF Forceable Entry feedback, and an update on the Genius List. Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes! We’d appreciate it! Questions about the show? Have album recommendations? Just want to say hi? We’d love to hear from you! Contact...

Duration:01:12:59

Episode 170: Supercharger by Machine Head

9/11/2019
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This week on the Roach Koach podcast we discuss one of the most infamous nu-metal albums of all time, Machine Head’s Supercharger. Was this album the victim of bad timing or is it no good any time of year? Was Robb Flynn on one when he made this album? Are his raps still divisive? Most important, is this album worthy of the Nu-Metal Canon? As well, we talk Who’s Emailing, go over Family Values 99 feedback, an briefly discuss the career of Ja Rule. Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes! We’d...

Duration:01:59:20

Episode 169: Vapor Transmission by Orgy

9/4/2019
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Fall is upon us and as the leaves change and the temperature drops, it only makes sense for Roach Koach to do an episode all about Orgy’s second album, Vapor Transmission. We talk Lorin’s college R.A. with his brutal Orgy assessment, discuss if Orgy is just making music for fashion shows, discuss the horror that is the song “Strokin’”, and decide if Orgy deserves a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon. As well, we talk new Slipknot and go over Linea 77 feedback. Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes!...

Duration:01:39:25

Episode 168: The Family Values Tour 2006

8/28/2019
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It’s the end of the summer and the perfect time to end our Theme Summer with the final Family Values Tour collection from 2006. How did the boys close out the grand Family Values experiment? Are Korn a credible band or an incredible band? Are we Flyleaf fans now? Is Stone Sour actually Tonic? Most important, does anything on this album deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon? As well, Who’s Tweeting with Pressure 4-5 feedback, Who’s Repping the Roach at Korn/Alice In Chains, and a surprise...

Duration:01:37:46

Episode 167: Untouchables by Korn

8/21/2019
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Waz up! This week on Roach Koach it is time once again for Korn, as we talk about their fifth album, Untouchables! We talk about the four million dollar budget, the music videos, the debut of The Bitch, “the freaky sex song”, narcs on SongMeanings Dot Com, and decide if Korn deserve another slot in the Nu-Metal Canon. Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes! We’d appreciate it! Questions about the show? Have album recommendations? Just want to say hi? We’d love to hear from you! Contact the...

Duration:01:46:59

Episode 166: Lifer by Lifer

8/14/2019
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This week on Roach Koach we listen to the band Lifer and their self-titled debut album, produced by a member of Rush! We talk the many names of Lifer, a possible nu-metal producer text thread, and DJ Worm. We also make a decision on whether Lifer deserves a place in the Nu-Metal Canon. As well, we go over No One feedback, read some listener emails and talk about Head from Korn holding a Roach Koach t-shirt. Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes! We’d appreciate it! Questions about the show?...

Duration:01:28:52

Episode 165: Bleed The Sky by Reveille

8/7/2019
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This week on Roach Roach we reconnect with the boys in Reveille and listen to their second and final album, Bleed The Sky. Is this a lost gem of the Comedown Era? Could a summer release have made these guys stars? Is it pie season? Does it deserve a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon? All of these questions are answered in this episode. Also: Who’s Tweeting with emails on the new album from Flaw, a list of the Top 10 Rap Metal Songs, and Family Values 98 feedback. Rate and review Roach Koach on...

Duration:01:36:57

Episode 164: Proud Like a God by Guano Apes

7/31/2019
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This week on the Roach Koach Podcast, Jenny, Lorin, and Matt finally listen the Guano Apes. Is this album too much for Lorin? Does Jenny think it is a lot of fun? Listen and find out. Also, we do some Broad Talk, answer some listener questions in Who’s Emailing and Lorin breaks a long standing band embargo. Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes! We’d appreciate it! Questions about the show? Have album recommendations? Just want to say hi? We’d love to hear from you! Contact the show...

Duration:01:26:14

Episode 163: The Family Values Tour 2001

7/24/2019
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Our Theme Summer continues as we listen to the third installment of the Family Values collection on this week’s Roach Koach, Family Values Tour 2001. Is this Nu-metal or is it grunge? What kind of power did Linkin Park have in 2001? Are Stone Temple Pilots underrated or properly rated? Does this edition of Family Values deserve a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon? Also, Cold vs Jenny’s wedding, Matt’s big giveaway, and Funky Ken Fanfic. Take a listen! Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes! We’d...

Duration:01:27:03

Episode 162: Addictions by Substance D

7/17/2019
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This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we talk about a listener recommendation, Addictions by Substance D. Before digging into that one, Lorin and Jenny get real about their experience at the Static-X/Devildriver show. Emotions are expressed! Cars are parallel parked! (Also lovely Rose Marie provides some background screams). Then it’s time for Substance D. Does this album contain the nu-metal “Welcome To the Jungle”? Is Jenny the right choice to play Batman? Are these lyrics too intense for a...

Duration:01:42:35

Episode 161: Dark Days by Coal Chamber

7/10/2019
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It’s one of the most contentious bands back on this week’s episode of Roach Koach as we listen to the third album from Coal Chamber, Dark Days. Does Dez, our nu-metal dad, win over wayward son Matt Naas or push him further away? Is Dez taking shots at his own band? Do Coal Chamber go three for three in the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out! Also, reactions to new Limp Bizkit music, subreddit drama, Breaking Benjamin recommendations, and Finger Eleven feedback. Rate and review Roach Koach...

Duration:01:27:38

Episode 160: WWF Forceable Entry

7/3/2019
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Get the tables and protect your mudhole, as the Roach Koach podcast gets in the squared circle this week with WWF Forceable Entry. Special guest Sweet Mitchell Socia guides Lorin, Matt, and Jenny through the history of the wrestlers whose themes are dramatized on the album. Along the way there is a visit to the comment section of Songmeanings dot com, Mitch talks about his various interactions with wrestlers, as well as a discussion on the veracity of various Stone Cold Steve Austin catch...

Duration:02:06:07

Episode 159: The Family Values Tour 1999

6/26/2019
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Our Theme Summer on Roach Roach continues with Family Values Tour 1999. None of us were there but we’re talking about it anyway. Along with that we’re talking Who’s Touring, Who’s On Other Podcasts, Who’s Emailing, Who’s Releasing a Nu-Metal album in 2019, and Who’s Tweeting about Slipknot. Then it’s time to talk Family Values(27:05). Mystery producers, the power of Limp Bizkit in 99, Matt’s gravestone request, Jenny reevaluates her relationship with Korn, Lorin achieves his Filter dreams,...

Duration:01:34:22

Episode 158: Too Much Happiness Makes Kids Paranoid by Linea 77

6/19/2019
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This week on the Roach Koach podcast Jenny, Lorin, and Matt listen to the Italian boys of Linea 77 and their debut album, Too Much Happiness Makes Kids Paranoid. Before getting to that, the team talks about Who’s Tweeting, going over some Serial Joe feedback, find that the Coal Chamber controversy continues, and debut The Managers Mantel. Then it’s time to talk Linea 77 (14:45). Do these guys love poop jokes? Would all of these songs have been better in Italian? Can you drive better after...

Duration:01:18:28

Episode 157: Burning the Process by Pressure 4-5

6/12/2019
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Summer is here and that means it is time to talk about Pressure 4-5 and their album Burning the Process on the Roach Koach podcast. Along with that, we talk Who’s Tweeting, discuss Corey Taylor’s newest injury, Gavin Rossdale listening to nu-metal, and go through the feedback on our Union Underground episode. Then it’s time to dive into Pressure 4-5 (19:47). What happened to these guys after their band ended? Are they secretly a praise and worship band? Did they invent parkour? Most...

Duration:01:37:08

Episode 156: No One by No One

6/5/2019
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This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we talk about the band No One and their lone, self titled album. Before we get to that we dive into Who’s Tweeting and read through feedback on our recent Glassjaw episode. Should we do another theme month? Then it’s time to talk No One (11:50). We discuss their tragic story, discuss whether their name makes them the Nu-Metal Who’s On First, find some fighting on Songmeanings dot com, and go wild over the craziest music video we have seen in awhile. Does...

Duration:01:17:06

Episode 155: Family Values Tour '98

5/29/2019
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This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we kick off our Theme Summer with Family Values Tour 98. Before that, we talk new albums by Rammstein and Superheist, discuss every new Slipknot mask, and go over some At The Drive-In feedback in Who’s Tweeting. Then it’s time to talk Family Values(22:20). How does Jenny feel about live albums? Is the Ice Cube section the coolest? Who has a vocal coach? Who is giving the double deuce? Most important, is the Family Values Tour 98 worthy of the Nu-Metal...

Duration:01:31:20

Episode 154: Break The Cycle by Staind

5/22/2019
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This week on Roach Koach it is the long awaited and long feared return of Staind, as Jenny, Lorin, and Matt listen to their blockbuster album Break The Cycle. Before that, they kick off the episode asking Who’s Tweeting with some emails asking about Judas Priest going nu-metal and why we may never do a Bloodhound Gang album. Feedback on the Blood Brothers album is also discussed and we close out with the reveal of our Theme Summer! Then it’s time to talk Staind (17:30). Do Jenny and Matt...

Duration:02:09:54

Episode 153: Oracle by Kittie

5/15/2019
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It’s the return of Kittie on the Roach Koach Podcast this week as we listen to their second album, Oracle. Before we discuss that, we dive into how the Man of Fire Will Putney is revolutionizing guitar recording, provide an unexpected Craig Gass update, find out Who’s Touring, and discuss Lorin’s pick of The Most Important Band In The World, 3Teeth. Then it’s time to talk Kittie (15:45). Was Kittie ahead of the curve? Who wins in the battle of Kittie fans vs Pink Floyd fans? Are you boofing?...

Duration:01:30:26

Episode 152: The Greyest of Blue Skies by Finger Eleven

5/8/2019
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This week on the Roach Koach podcast we finally get around to Finger Eleven and their breakthrough album, The Greyest of Blue Skies. Before discussing that, we talk about Who’s Tweeting, with the myriad of feedback we received about our episode on The Cure’s self titled album. Some takes are hotter than others. Then it’s time for the Canadian boys of Finger Eleven(13:51). Are Finger Eleven songs ubiquitous on Metro Detroit radio? Do these songs work as a soundtrack to a teen drama about high...

Duration:01:24:11