Posts tagged nu-metal
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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Episode 61: Commencement by Deadsy

It’s another listener requested album this week on The Roach Koach Podcast, as Jenny, Lorin, and Matt sit down with Deadsy’s major label debut, Commencement. Topic’s discussed: “Thanks” Mitch, Who’s Tweeting, the Juggalo Hundo, getting a Deadsy tattoo, Deadsy parentage, “Is this even nu-metal?”, Shit-taxes-posers, Jenny’s favorite Sebadoh song, a Lazyboy, “Limp as a board?”, The Faint, intense analysis on Songmeanings.com, Does listening to Deadsy build character?; ripping off Bauhaus, activating a nap, Gary Numan, “If you’re going to be a slowboy, be a slowboy”, Is there a glory hole in the book version of 101 DALMATIONS?; Rolling Stone review, “Elijah Blue is academia”, “Let me go to my notes”, and of course, deciding if Deadsy deserve a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 58: Inches from the Mainline by Slaves on Dope

This week on Roach Koach it’s all about the smooth boys of Slaves on Dope and their major label debut, Inches From the Mainline. Topics discussed: Roach Koach live show proceeds update, Motor Kitty Rescue, Who’s Tweeting, considering more female fronted bands for the canon, new music from listener Kalan and his band Athika, Ricky Danger recommends CrawlBlind, “No one likes Cold”, Jenny’s identity crisis of 2000, the John Lennon connection, Lorin and the drum sounds, the Hamlet connection, “I don’t mind this smooth boy”, #smoothboy, old man voices, relentless pit activations, cocaine dabbling, “silly” head games, Prow-lar meets Smoothboy, “You’re a piece of garbage/I don’t like your face”, properly recording a dick slap, becoming a Kafka bug, working for Cutco Knives, Roach Koach Morning Zoo, queefing on command, and of course the decision on whether Slaves On Dope deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 56: Satellite by P.O.D.

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast, Jenny, Lorin and Matt visit their old friends P.O.D. and discuss their album Satellite. Topics include: Who’s Tweeting, Happy Birthday Lovehatetragedy, Cannabis Corpse, Soulfly on tour, Hed PE returns to the Machine Shop, ICP and Juggalo emails, the album that kicked off “The Comedown”, 9/11, Jenny Eliscu’s review of Satellite in Rolling Stone, Grammy nominations for P.O.D., “This production is smooth and beautiful”, determining which “Set It Off” is right for you, “That’s a lot of high hat”, Jenny and her mediation, P.O.D. at the VMAs, sequencing, P.O.D.’s TRL reign, How Eek-A-Mouse got his name in Roach Koach Theater, activate the orchestra pit, the dream of a Nu-Metal “We Are The World”, “Who is the guy who betrayed Jesus?”; Does the Antichrist listen to the show?; Who is out there with a sex playlist of P.O.D.?; and the decision on whether P.O.D. deserve another spot in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 51: Get Some by Snot

Get your keys and unlock this new episode of the Roach Koach Podcast. This week Jenny, Lorin, and Matt find themselves surprised and confounded in equal quantities by the album Get Some by Snot. Topics covered: Where does Snot fit in the Nu-Metal Timeline?; the tragedy of Snot, Jenny took notes!; “X-Games Soundtrack?”; Yarl before there was a yarl, anti-TV songs, “While you were sleeping, you lost all your rights”, Sonny Mayo on Talk Toomey, a song based on a Nic Cage movie, The Great “Mouth Going South” Debate of 2017, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it punk”, Jenny’s Nu-Metal Parent Moment, Who’s Tweeting, a Linkin Park Groupon, Stephen answers questions about Australia, and of course the answer to the question of whether Snot deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 50: Iowa by Slipknot

Hello Roach Ryders and Indigo Angels, and welcome to the 50th episode of the Roach Koach Podcast! We did it! Since 50 is such a special number, it felt right to reconnect with our old friends and members of the Nu-Metal Canon, Slipknot, and listen to their sophomore album, Iowa. Topics discussed: Does Jenny still think Slipknot are nerds?; Was Slipknot going through Hell making this album?; fancy foil work, Ross as the Dark Angel, listening at all volumes, “Haunting but nerdy masks”, Jenny reconsiders her stance on clean vocals, is Wes Borland a nerd?; “Drums drums drums”, “One for the spank bank”, “Thanks Mr. Business Man, you can suck my fucking dick”, “I heard Trent”, Corey Taylor the author, praise from Rolling Stone, a pan from Entertainment Weekly, Who’s Tweeting, “Nu-Metal to the Bone”, and of course the answer to the question, does Iowa deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon?

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Episode 49: The Prize Recruit by Superheist

Hey hey hey! It’s a new episode of The Roach Koach Podcast and this week Jenny, Lorin, and Matt listen to Australian Nu-Metal titans Superheist and their debut album, The Prize Recruit. Topics discussed: International mail, goofy voicemails, The Thick of It, “a pinch of Zack”, bleeps and bloops, Jenny and a smooth chorus, ever evolving taste, Not Goo Goo Dolls, Prowlar, checking all the nu-metal boxes, defining Euro-trash, “The Ghost” and what could have been, the confidence of a double A Side, heading down south in Australia, Hick-hop and MiniThin, Roach Koach A&R, Senior Year!; Roach Koach appearing on the Talk Toomey podcast, Who’s Tweeting, and a hot debate on whether Superheist deserves a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 28: Coal Chamber by Coal Chamber

It's a hot one on the Roach Koach Podcast this week as Jenny, Lorin and Matt listen to Coal Chamber's debut album and consider the arc of nu-metal as one big, out of control party. Topics discussed: Guessing what Robert Christgau would have given this album had he reviewed it, Jenny and Muriel: a friendship forged in the Chamber; "A splash of Zombie", "If Ross was here…", Is Coal Chamber on your sex playlist?; pitching Mortiis, giving credit for a bit, SongMeanings.com, Who's Tweeting, and of course, deciding if Coal Chamber deserve a place in the Nu-Metal Canon.

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