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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Episode 146: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence by Glassjaw

It is here, the epic conclusion of Producer Spotlight: Ross Robinson, closing out the month of non-nu-metal albums with Glassjaw and their album Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence. First, we talk about the newest shake up in Slipknot, dive into Who’s Tweeting with airport from the Limp Bizkit $3 bill show and take some listener album recommendations. Then it’s time to talk about Glassjaw (15:25). This album and it’s relationship to women. Glassjaw confronting this albums legacy. Darryl in his own words. And answering the question, “Can you do misogyny correctly?” 

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Episode 145: Relationship of Command by At The Drive-In

Week 3 of Producer Spotlight on Ross Robinson takes us the volatile Texas boys in At The Drive-In and their breakthrough album, Relationship of Command. We start out with some Who’s Tweeting and Chocolate Starfish feedback before diving in (20:54), talking history with the band, Andy Wallace and his controversial mix, Jenny’s Mixtape staple, numbering the Korn albums, and figuring out just why Ross helped make this album. 

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Episode 144: ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn by The Blood Brothers

It’s Week 2 of our Producer Spotlight month on Ross Robinson, as we listen to albums The Angel produced for some decidedly un-Nu-Metal bands. This week it’s The Blood Brothers and their album, ….Burn, Piano Island, Burn. Before we dive into that we discuss Lorin’s recent appearances on Talk Toomey and The Best Show as well as go over Lollipop Lust Kill feedback in Who’s Tweeting. Then it’s time for The Blood Brothers(19:07). Is Sasscore a real genre? How do Ross’s Rules apply to this album? Is this actually jazz? And is Roach Koach too old for this music? 

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Episode 143: The Cure by The Cure

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast it’s the first part of our special Producer Spotlight on Ross Robinson. Every week in March we’ll listen to the an album produced by The Godfather of Nu-Metal that is NOT Nu-Metal. Kicking things off is the self-titled album from The Cure. Ross said it was his dream to produce this band, did his dreams become a reality? How harsh are Robert Christgau’s reviews of The Cure? Was Ross yelling at Robert Smith to get more screams? As well, we have a Who’s Tweeting segment where we get into responses to our most recent Superheist episode, some which come direct from Superheist themselves! 

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Episode 142: Shadow Zone by Static-X

This week on Roach Koach it’s round 3 with the boys in Static-X and their album, Shadow Zone. We discuss how the Queen of the Damned soundtrack shaped this album’s sound, whether Jenny hates singing, songs about masturbation, how anyone can get Alice In Chains’d, and whether Shadow Zone should be inducted into the Nu-Metal Canon. Also, a preview of next month’s Producer Spotlight on Ross Robinson, Earth Crisis feedback in Who’s Tweeting, and a quick shout out to the other podcasts doing the damn thing in Who’s Podcasting. 

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Episode 141: Drawing Black Lines by Project 86

We heard the requests, so this week we get holy with the boys in Project 86 and their album, Drawing Black Lines. Before we get to that, we dive into some Chimaira feedback, including the review of a Mushroomhead concert and some Chimaira fan fiction. Then it’s time for Project 86. We discuss their praise and worship bonafides, their “No thanks!” liner notes, what happens when you lend things to people, Doing_Research, taking acid and becoming religious, and whether Project 86 deserve the blessing of the Nu-Metal Canon. 


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Episode 140: Mutter by Rammstein

The wait is over, the Roach Roach team is back and listening to Rammstein and their 2001 album, Mutter. Before discussing Til and the gang, it’s time for Who’s Touring, with a discussion on many of various bands who will be on the road this summer. After some Incubus feedback it’s time for Mutter(17:25). Is every Rammstein video scary? Is Rammstein the German Phish? Does the head of a needle look like a vagina? Most importantly, does Rammstein deserve a spot in the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out! 

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Episode 139: Doubt the Dosage by Addiction

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast, we encounter a band of mystery. Addiction aka Addiction Crew, and their album, Doubt The Dosage. When did this album come out? Do Italians truly do everything better? Is this album the McDonald’s of Nu-Metal? Most important, is it worthy of the Nu-Metal Canon? We also dip into some Who’s Tweeting with Juggalo Hundo feedback and a Juggalo intervention. 

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Episode 138: www.pitchshifter.com by Pitchshifter

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast it’s all about break beats and sorta sounding like The Prodigy as the team listens to Pitchshifter and their album, www.pitchshifter.com. Before they dive into that, it’s time for Who’s Tweeting(1:15). Topics discussed: Loudwire’s list of the top 50 Nu-Metal Albums of all time, Strait Up feedback, and some album recommendations. Then it’s time for Pitchshifter(17:32); Is there a Putney connection? Jenny relays her Mortal Kombat: Annihilation tale, the lost Keith Flint solo album, and Canon Talk, where Jenny, Lorin and Matt decide if Pitchshifter deserves a place in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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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 136: Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water by Limp Bizkit

An episode years in the making, the Roach Koach podcast finally assembles in the Indigo Basement to discuss Limp Bizkit’s record breaking 2000 album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. First we have to talk about Who’s Tweeting (4:34) with some Take a Bite Outta Rhyme Feedback along with listener questions on Zug Island, ButtStrut, and booking the ultimate Nu-Metal Concert. Then it’s time to talk Chocolate Starfish (18:04); the Robert Christgau review, the NIN beef, Jenny’s declaration “This song is a ‘Bodies.’” A discussion on which Nu-metal Front men can scrap, a new segment called Broad Talk and of course, Canon Talk, where Jenny, Lorin, and Matt decide if Limp Bizkit go three for three in the Nu-Metal Canon. 

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Episode 135: My So Called Knife by Lollipop Lust Kill

The Roach Koach krew returns to the Indigo Basement this week to discuss Ohio’s own Lollipop Lust Kill and their album, My So Called Knife. After a big announcement we dive into Who’s Tweeting(6:40), with the recommendations from Ricky Danger, find out if any Limp Bizkit members are invited to Jenny’s wedding, and have more debate on the Static-X reunion. Then it is time for the discussion of Lollipop Lust Kill(19:02). Does anyone know when this album actually came out? Did Jenny once have a metal song written about her? Is one of these songs written for the movie SAW? Most important, is Lollipop Lust Kill worthy of the Nu-Metal Canon? Listen and find out. 

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