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Every month, CHR and Doug discuss six heavy metal albums: two newer releases, one indie/small label band, and one classic album. Their different ages, backgrounds, and tastes make for some interesting takes on a wide variety of music.

Every month, CHR and Doug discuss six heavy metal albums: two newer releases, one indie/small label band, and one classic album. Their different ages, backgrounds, and tastes make for some interesting takes on a wide variety of music.

Location:

United States

Description:

Every month, CHR and Doug discuss six heavy metal albums: two newer releases, one indie/small label band, and one classic album. Their different ages, backgrounds, and tastes make for some interesting takes on a wide variety of music.

Language:

English

Contact:

(224) 634-6766


Episodes

Episode #103: Evoke the Dark God of Aggression

11/28/2020
It's the final episode of The Sons of Metal. CHR embarks on one last solo flight with new albums from Anaal Nathrakh and Aldious, checks out some indie grindcore from Anthropic, and prepares to enter Valhalla himself alongside Amon Amarth's appropriately-titled seventh album.

Duration:03:14:42

The B-Side #26: Warmonger

10/28/2020
It's Doug's last show ever and the final B-Side. CHR opens the show with the blackened folk of Finland's Havukruunu and Doug closes things out with the tech-death onslaught of Canada's Beneath The Massacre.

Duration:01:54:47

Episode #102: Fields of Reveries on the Theodicy of Nija

10/12/2020
It's Doug's last main episode, so CHR gifts him the ursine onslaught of Chicago's Bear Mace, while Doug opts for the heavy groove of Sweden's Orbit Culture. CHR picks a conceptually unusual indie pick with South Africa's Incarnate Deity, and Doug uses his final Valhalla pick to feature one of his favorite albums of all time, Opeth's 2005 album, Ghost Reveries. Additionally, CHR talks about the future of the show.

Duration:04:13:02

The B-Side #25: Regeneration Rex

9/22/2020
Doug opens the show with a semi-posthumous release from Static-X while CHR keeps it simple with some death/thrash from Sweden's Vampire.

Duration:00:32:02

Episode #101: Consequence of Death In An Orange Medium

8/31/2020
The show opens with Doug dropping two bombshells, and follows it up with some slammy Russian death metal from Katalepsy. CHR slows some things down with some "jammy" doom metal from Pale Divine. In the indie segment, they listen to some punk-laden death metal from Argentina's Medium, and in Heavy Metal Valhalla, CHR brings back the Teutonic thrash with Sodom's third album.

Duration:03:37:42

The B-Side #24: Curse Of The Fates

8/17/2020
CHR opens the show with female-fronted blackened thrash from France while Doug indulges his drunken, stupid side with some Scottish pirate metal

Duration:01:32:58

Episode #100: Deliverance From A Closed God Is Only Beginning

7/29/2020
IT'S EPISODE ONE HUNDRED! This turns out to be a non-event (Thanks, COVID!), but still manages to be a fun show. CHR opens with some crossover/hardcore from the Cro-Mags while Doug indulges his "chugga-chug" side with Lamb Of God's newest. CHR gets slow and grimy in the indie segment with WeedWizard, while Doug highlights a forgotten band from the 1990s with Corrosion of Conformity's fourth album.

Duration:03:26:35

The B-Side #23: A Rattle in Valhalla

7/17/2020
Doug opens the show with some mythological doom metal from Indiana with Wolftooth's sophomore album, while CHR goes a more metal-adjacent route with Wailin Storms's third release.

Duration:01:31:35

Episode #99: The Party’s Volume Underneath the Rubicon

6/30/2020
Still apart, but united in metal, CHR and Doug close out the double-digit episodes with some nü-hardcore from Code Orange and tech-death from Killitorous. In the indie segment, Doug introduces us to Hyborian's imaginatively-named sophomore album, and in Heavy Metal Valhalla, CHR opts for some classic English death metal with Benediction's third album.

Duration:03:08:51

The B-Side #22: Viper Genesis

6/15/2020
CHR opens the show with some blackened death metal from Vredehammer while Doug throws some groove in his death metal with Abysmal Dawn.

Duration:01:49:03

Episode #98: Stare Downward at the Rising Vermin

6/3/2020
As the hosts practice social distancing, CHR opens the show with the densely-produced death metal of New Zealand's Ulcerate while Doug opts for some Michigan melodeath from The Black Dahlia Murder. In the indie segment, CHR ventures to Bangladesh to check out the debut from Nawabs of Destruction. In Heavy Metal Valhalla, Doug looks at one of the most popular industrial albums from the 1990s with Nine Inch Nails' sophomore release, to mixed results.

Duration:03:44:08

The B-Side #21: Slaves of Orion

5/22/2020
Doug opens the show with the throwback classic power/speed onslaught of Germany's Stallion, while CHR drags him back to the U.K. to listen to My Dying Bride's newest death/doom outing.

Duration:02:04:51

Episode #97: A Carnivore’s Rumination on the Creation Controversy

4/28/2020
As the hosts practice social distancing, Doug vents his frustrations through the new Body Count album, while CHR busts some stuff up to Testament's newest LP. Feeling everyone could use some guidance on life, Doug introduces us to the Deacons of Doom philosophy. Finally, CHR needs some comfort music from his past and revisits Tesla's second album.

Duration:03:08:52

The B-Side #20: Rock Chapel

4/8/2020
CHR opens the show with some "psychedelic doomcore" from Germany's Warped Cross, and Doug checks out the latest release from industrial shock-rocker Davey Suicide.

Duration:01:29:23

Episode #96: Deep Origins of an Aeromatic Hunter

3/25/2020
CHR opens the show with the throwback sounds of The Night Flight Orchestra while Doug opts for some deathcore from Suicide Silence. In the indie segment, CHR checks out some experimental gothic metal from the French band Ulvånd. The gothic metal continues in Heavy Metal Valhalla where Doug highlights the 1991 debut from Type O Negative.

Duration:03:37:12

The B-Side #19: Death Saga

3/1/2020
Doug opens the show with some environmentally-themed extreme metal from California's Cattle Decapitation while CHR takes the dairy theme to extremes with some glorious cheese from Sweden's Brothers of Metal.

Duration:01:51:33

Episode #95: Anthems of Blasphemy Sealed the Spectre’s Fate

2/18/2020
It's Black Metal History Month, so CHR and Doug are serving up an episode full of blackened goodness. In the new album segment, Doug serves up some blackened melodeath from Machinations of Fate and CHR opts for some blackened thrash from Midnight. In the indie segment, China's Vengeful Spectre provide some folk-influenced black metal. Finally, in Heavy Metal Valhalla, they revisit the second album from Emperor, one of the pioneers of the Norwegian scene.

Duration:03:43:30

The B-Side #18: Deserted Rabbits

1/31/2020
CHR opens the show with some slow, female-fronted doom from California's Brume while Doug picks up the pace with the old-school death-and-roll of Arizona's Gatecreeper.

Duration:01:35:03

Episode #94: Diary of an Impure Norseman’s Sickness

1/21/2020
CHR opens the show in Germany with the speed metal assault of StormWarrior while Doug brings us back to the states for some crossover thrash from Red Death. In the indie segment, CHR introduces some Amon Amarth-laced, Gothenburg-style melodeath from Russia with the band KillHammer. For Heavy Metal Valhalla, Doug reveals one of his favorite songs of all time on Ozzy Osbourne's second solo album.

Duration:03:41:14

The B-Side #17: Light Diluvium

1/5/2020
Doug opens the show with some progressive German tech-death from Obscura, while CHR indulges some avant-garde black metal from Schammasch.

Duration:01:53:42