Posts tagged nu-metal
Episode 170: Supercharger by Machine Head

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, and briefly discuss the career of Ja Rule. 

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Episode 168: The Family Values Tour 2006

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 message to Jenny and Sweet Mitchell that you will blow your mind.


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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 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 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 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 137: Welcome by Taproot (Live at Snow Day 2019)

This week’s Roach Koach was recorded live from the Snow Day 2019 26 Hour Improv Marathon at Go Comedy Improv Theater in Ferndale MI. While enjoying a Nu-Metal Brunch, Jenny, Lorin, and Matt discuss the shots fired at Limp Bizkit on NBC’s The Good Place and then dive into the album of the week, Welcome by Taproot. They discuss the look of the band, what it means to be “taprooted”, discuss comments from Songmeanings dot com, ask “Is this art?”, delve into the origins of the Alice In Chains sound, decide of Fred Durst’s voicemail to Taproot deserves to be in the Nu-Metal Junk Drawer and decide if Taproot needs to be in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

Thanks to all of the organizers of Snow Day and the staff at Go Comedy for helping us out and a big thank you to everyone who braved the freezing temperatures and snowy roads to spend time with the Roach Koach team. We truly appreciate it. 

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Episode 129: Strait Up

Roach Koach concludes Compilation Month with Strait Up, a record that unites a large number of nu-metal legends for one cause, to pay tribute to the late Snot frontman, Lynn Strait. Before Jenny, Lorin, and Matt get to that they have to talk about Who’s In The Studio and Who’s Tweeting(4:30)! We have Disturbed feedback, and we talk about who would win a fight, the Five Finger Death Punch guy or The Guy. Then it’s time to discuss Strait Up (17:45) and how it shows nu-metal artists dealing with grief, tugs at your nu-metal heart strings, and even activates the pit! Does it deserve a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out! 


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Episode 128: Take A Bite Outta Rhyme- A Rock Tribute to Rap

Roach Koach enters week three of Compilation Month, haunted by the legacy of Mr Loud Rocks as the team listens to Take A Bite Outta Rhyme, a Rock Tribute To Rap. Before diving into the album, Jenny, Lorin, and Matt find out Who’s Tweeting (2:18), read some emails, get feedback on the Switched episode and create the Nu-Metal Junk Drawer. Then it’s time to discuss Take A Bite Outta Rhyme(14:00). Is this a Nu-Metal McGruff the Crime Dog? What is the legacy of Dynamite Hack? Who brings out Funky Ken this time? And does any of this album belong in the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out! 


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Roach Koach Flashback: Episode 20 The Sickness by Disturbed

No new episode this week, Roach Ryders. Sorry! Instead, we are reupping one of our favorite episodes, The Sickness by Disturbed. Listen as Lorin and Jenny become infected with The Sickness while Matt tries to get us vaccinated.

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Episode 121: Is This Room Getting Smaller by Onesidezero

This week on Roach Koach, it’s a recommendation straight from the band itself, as we listen to the debut album from Onesidezero, Is This Room Getting Smaller. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Deadlights Feedback, reassessing the music of our youth, the Cruel Intentions soundtrack, Butt Strut, Hollywood Undead, sliding into the Roach Koach DMs, Jim Wirt, Hoobastank, Jimmies Chicken Shack, artistry on wikipedia, Tool Town with Bottrill, being a Onesie, Songmeanings dot com, jaunty song, what kind of nu-metal we like, getting kicked out of a bonfire, A Walk to Remember, “Sorry, I was thinking about boys”, chug, running for office in Tool Town, cool snakes, Rock of Ages, the biggest lie, and Canon Talk, where Matt, Lorin, and Jenny decide if Onesidezero get a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon. 


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Episode 98: Primitive by Soulfly

We’re back with Max this week on the Roach Koach Podcast, listening to the second Soulfly album, Primitive. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Who’s Beefing, Wes vs Aaron, the Discography Discussion podcast, Lorin’s nu-metal punditry, Human Waste Project feedback, a Cold intervention, a birthday release for Jenny, Toby Wright, Soulfly album art, Happy Max, Songmotherfuckingmeanings.com, “That chorus is a beat down”, “Bring it”, moody boy outros, activating a pit fast and hard, battery acid to the face, Sean Lennon, Boner Not Boner, Better than the Beatles?; Would performing this album live kill everyone?; classic tracks, “It’s too hot to stoke”, “the healed burns of hope”, butt breathers, the rare Max misstep, Cece Peniston, the Juggalo Hundo, and Canon Talk, where Lorin, Jenny and Matt decide if Max Cavalera goes in to the Nu-Metal Canon for a third time. Will he? Listen and find out! 

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Episode 94: The End of All Things to Come by Mudvayne

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we find out what Mudvayne song represents us as the team listens to their second album, The End of All Things to Come. Topics discussed: Papa Naas, Who’s Tweeting, the return of DJ Lethal, Mushroomhead defections, “Hey baby, that’s the world”, additions to the Genius List, big thrifts, liner note talk, new names for Mudvayne, Songmeanings.com is back!; songs with/without choruses, remember Ghost Ship?; a harsh take on Capricorns, what sign of the Zodiac is this song?; Chino69, #noshirtnoshoesnosully, “Yeah, but ‘Dig’ rules”, reuniting Mudvayne, boys are gonna bop, the Christgau Challenge, the Juggalo Hundo, and Canon Talk, where Jenny, Lorin, and Matt decide of Mudvayne deserve another place inside the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 92: Fundamental by Puya

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast, Jenny, Lorin and Matt take the ride and listen to Fundamental by Puya. Topics discussed: the heavy Puya push, Who’s Tweeting, Crazy Town Responses, episode 100 speculation, the Juggalo Hundo, one of the most incredible comments we have ever received, “Return to the bog of eternal mediocrity”, #begginforhead, Soulfly album update, explaining the Nu-Metal Timeline, a Big Thrift Bonus, taking Matt Naas on a journey, doing the “evil dance”, “Don’t say Cold”, singing in a foreign language, “You got a ripper here”, Roach Koach opening for KISS, a Pit Energizer, Wake up Sheeple track, can Puya do it all?; The World’s Most Dangerous Pit, #animalpit, #petpit, Jenny’s Alice In Chains dilemma, and Canon Talk, where the decision is made on whether Puya deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 81: Wonder What's Next by Chevelle

This week it’s all about family as the Roach Koach Podcast listens to the brothers of Chevelle and their album, Wonder What’s Next. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, who has on a Roach Koach T, Jenny as Shirt Mom, Chamber Music feedback, #MattRulez vs #NuMetalParents, respectful takes, “Don’t make a game if you don’t want to play it”, Google Doc update for the Nu-Metal Canon, Roach Koach Fan Art, The Comedown, Chevelle history, “Coming in tainted”, #hotMatt #truMatt, three brothers, The Return of GGGarth, throwing panties for Chevelle, is Chevelle even nu-metal?; Chevelle and foreplay, Tool Town, Andy Wallace, the sensitive football player, nu-metal math, “towing the line” and of course, a discussion and decision on whether Chevelle deserve a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 65: Videodrone by Videodrone

This week the Roach Koach Podcast puts on their mesh shirts and listens to the one and only album by Videodrone. Topics discussed: Matt and Lorin talk about Who’s At Korn, Fry Talk, “Everybody loved Skillet”, The Drunkest Man in the World, The Corey Taylor Show, Roach Ryder 4 Lyfe Dan, “You gotta do Dope”, The Juggalo Hundo, Who’s Tweeting, Glen the Bookseller, Beloved Fieldy, the many names of Videodrone, Queen of the Damned soundtrack, “But it’s too long, which is a theme”, a mesh shirt vibe, entering the Devil’s Sweepstakes, Whitesnake connection, “This is terrible and I fucking love it, “What’s a sybian machine?”; finding a place for “Human Piñata”, and of course deciding whether Videodrone deserve a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 62: Invitation to the Dance by 40 Below Summer

It’s a return to that classic Nu-Metal sound on this week’s episode of Roach Koach, as Jenny, Lorin, and Matt listen to 40 Below Summer and their major label debut, Invitation to the Dance. Topics discussed: The Juggalo Hundo, a peak behind the curtain, “Is this too metal for Lorin?”; The Nu-Metal Dumpster, Clown’s production style, searching for a Hot Open, “I didn’t need a smoothboy”, cribbing from the Draiman playbook, The Rocket Summer, 3 Doors Down connection, “I’m not here to dance, I’m here to grind.”; “I’ve been punched during this song numerous times”, gonzo, vocal fry, watch your ass around 40 Below Summer, Quiff porn, regretting a pit activation, and of course the decision on whether 40 Below Summer deserve a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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