Episode 166: Lifer by Lifer

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. 

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Episode 165: Bleed The Sky by Reveille

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. 


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Episode 164: Proud Like a God by Guano Apes

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. 

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Episode 163: The Family Values Tour 2001

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!


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Episode 162: Addictions by Substance D

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 casual listener? Most important, does Substance D deserve entry in the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out. 

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Episode 161: Dark Days by Coal Chamber

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. 


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Episode 160: WWF Forceable Entry

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 phrases. Of course, things close out with Canon Talk, and it is discussed whether any of these wrestling themes deserve space in the Nu-Metal Canon.  ALSO: Who’s Tweeting with One Minute Silence feedback and Jenny and the gang react to the new Korn song. 

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Episode 159: The Family Values Tour 1999

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, and a decision is made on whether Family Values 99 belongs in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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

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 getting head? Is this worthy of the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out. 

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Episode 157: Burning the Process by Pressure 4-5

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 important, does Pressure 4-5 deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out. 

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Episode 156: No One by No One

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 No One deserve to be someone in the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out!

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Episode 155: Family Values Tour '98

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 Canon? Listen and find out. 


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Episode 154: Break The Cycle by Staind

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 contain extreme Staind hate? Who didn’t get invited to the Rolex party? The returns of Broad Talk, Prowlar and Charles Mansion. Jenny does an English accent! And the decision is made on whether to let Staind into the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 153: Oracle by Kittie

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? Most importantly, does Kittie deserve another spot in the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out. 

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Episode 152: The Greyest of Blue Skies by Finger Eleven

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 school football? Will we ever top this Broad Talk? Most importantly, is Finger Eleven worthy of the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out. 

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Episode 151: Available In All Colors by One Minute Silence

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we listen to the frequently recommended One Minute Silence and their debut album, Available In All Colors. Is this the origin of the Panini Beard? Are these incredibly sturdy riffs? Where is the One Minute Silence reunion? Most important, is this album worthy of the Nu-Metal Canon? 

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Episode 150: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) by Slipknot

Roach Koach celebrates a personal sesquicentennial this week with Slipknot and their album Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses. First, it’s Who’s Recommending and Who’s Tweeting, featuring Project 86 feedback and some surprising suggestions for the Genius List. Then it’s time for Slipknot talk(8:20). Topics discussed include what it was like for the Knot to work with Rick Rubin, admiration for Clown and his bat work, the “Duality” video, giving this album a second chance in surround sound, Lorin reading from his old Livejournal, the return of Broad Talk, and of course Canon Talk, where Jenny, Lorin, and Matt, decide if Slipknot go three for three in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 149: Evolve by Endo

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we listen to another first time band on the show Endo and their album, Evolve. Before that, we talk Who’s Touring/Reuniting, Who’s Saying Ridiculous Shit? And of course Who’s Tweeting? Then we dive into Endo(16:05), with a great debate on whether to die or eat shit, whether enough time was spent on these lyrics, trusting in Paul Trust, and a decision on whether Endo deserve placement in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 148: Face Down by Serial Joe

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we head north and listen to the very young boys of Serial Joe and their debut album, Face Down. Along with some Who’s Tweeting on our Addiction episode, we dive into Serial Joe’s mystifying album art, their Skinny Puppy connection, the hot nurses in their music video, and Debbie. We conclude with Canon Talk and find out if anyone on the show wishes they had been in this band. 

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Episode 147: ...An Education In Rebellion by The Union Underground

We’re back with the Nu-Metal baby! This week on the Roach Koach Podcast Lorin, Jenny and Matt listen to The Union Underground and their lone album, …An Education In Rebellion. Before that, they debut a new segment, Who’s Getting Into Trouble, talk about Who’s Touring, and try to identify a mystery band during Who’s Tweeting. Then it’s time for the Union (12:36). Is this party music fit for a jeep? Does this album have a “Bodies”? Does Lorin secretly like Butt Rock? Most important, does The Union Underground deserve entrance into the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out. 

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