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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 6: Fresh Blood, Searing Cinema

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This week on Metalunderground.com's Official Podcast, dedicated co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) start by tackling two debut releases from two fascinating Canadian bands.

First up is Ottawa, Ontario's The Kindred, formerly known as Today I Caught The Plague. Kevin explores his mixed feelings about this act's eclectic take on progressive metal, first by recounting a bracing live experience, then by dissecting the new release "Life In Lucidity."

Then Mike shares his thoughts and feelings on Montreal, Quebec's Hollow, a band he describes as an all-around "celebration of extreme metal" that subverts certain trends and defies others. The group's debut album "Mordrake" is due out this May, 2014.

Finally, your hosts wrap things up with an impassioned and informative overview of "As The Palaces Burn," the new documentary film chronicling the adventures of Virginia powerhouse Lamb Of God - including frontman Randy Blythe's dramatic 2012 legal showdown.

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1. Carlos Santos writes:

Greetings Kevin and Mike.
So far, so good. Just a few comments and thoughts: on episode 4, you wonder if it's vocoder or encoder. Well, a vocoder was an electronic instrument - an encoder - created to try to reproduce the human voice. Kraftwerk, the group of German engineers who are a sort of a Big Bang as far as electronic music goes, used it a lot.
I can't remember on which episode you mention it, but I think you (Kevin) talk about the CD having an excellent sound quality. It's not usual and that's a very interesting debate: why do so many people say vinyl has 'warmer' sound, as opposed to the 'colder' CD? I think mp3 files don't sound as good: if they're smaller, they don't have enough space; inevitably, something is left out.
You (Mike) often mention metal elitists an metal elitism. I agree and it's growing. You're mention of a sort of a quasi fascist taste police when it comes to heavy metal is spot on. Once upon a time, there used to be a term such as hard'n'heavy, including anything from Whitesnake to Venom...
Negative aspects? I'll be on the lookout for them in the the next episodes.

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