Heavy Metal Historian
About This Show
The weekly podcast looking into the history of metal.
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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art I: Origins and History
Heavy Metal Historian Episode 52: We delve into an exceptionally important aspect of Heavy Metal: the history of album cover art. From the birth of the genre, to downloadable art, we explore the prehistory, evolution, and future of the significance of album art for metal bands and their albums, we begin a multi-part journey into […]
Episodes of This Show
Feb 23 16
Rated 5 out of
What I've been wishing for since 1986
Thank you so much for this podcast. You're adding some warmth to the deep Canadian winter, that's for sure.
I love music- all of it. I listen to 4 to 6 hours of music a day, all genres. I've been a metal fan since 1986. First came Scorpions, then Maiden, then Slayer, and then everything else. Currently enjoying the new Kreator and Hour of Penance releases. What is so great about this podcast is how thorough, in-depth the episodes are. He's not shy about going back further than the photons that lead to the grassroots. And you get to discover new music as well (love the clips). I started listening a month ago and I'm already at episode 27. I hope it keeps going for years to come. A great addition to my usual fare of Risk, Snap Judgment, Radiolab and TED Radio Hour. Highly recommended. Hails and Horns!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 3 out of
Informative but Annoying
The show is informative and the guy does know his stuff. However, I find it extremely annoying how he laces small clips of songs constantly into the topics. I understand you're trying to give a taste of the music, but it's usually 70% of an episode and the clips oftentimes leave you wishing he just played the whole song.
Also, all the episodes eventually just devolve from the overall topic into a short blurb about another band from the genre for 30-60 seconds and 2 minutes of a song by them. It kind of feels like he's artificially lengthening the episodes.
The news at the end should also just be left off. You're creating a record of metal history that people should want to start at the beginning of. Honestly I doubt they care about the news from that week or month.
My suggestion is to listen to the episodes at a faster speed (2xs for instance) and just skip the song clips and the news section. Then just listen to the songs in the show notes on Spotify or Youtube to get an actual feel of the music. You can fly through the episodes in 15 minutes or so that way.
Date published: 2016-08-04