The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 38 (February 6, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 38 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, it’s Blind Guardian week, and the guys get super amped over the German power metal legends’ new album, Beyond the Red Mirror! Plus, Corey’s struggles marathon training through snow, Dan’s review of Savages’ show in Brooklyn, and a joint tribute to late Metal Maniacs founder Katherine Ludwig.

All that and much more in this week’s episode, so check it out!

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Album Review: Black Sheep Wall – “I’m Going to Kill Myself”


With their third full-length album, I’m Going to Kill Myself, California’s Black Sheep Wall actually highlight something very important—though, perhaps, not what they’d initially set out to. More than anything, the album underscores just how important a solid vocalist can be to a band. On Black Sheep Wall’s last album, No Matter Where it Ends, that vocalist was Trae Malone, whose gruff roar fit in perfectly with the band’s solid, if not spectacular, blend of sludgy death-doom. But with Malone now out of the picture, bassist Brandon Gillichbauer takes up the mic this time out, and we’re all the worse for it. His performance is one of the most jarring, miserable experiences in recent memory. It’s borderline unlistenable. Continue reading

Just the Tip: February 3’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here’s the new release (and couple of older releases) we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!

February 3, 2015

Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror (Nuclear Blast)


Volahn – Aq’Ab’Al (Crepúsculo Negro)

Black Sheep Wall – I’m Going to Kill Myself (Season of Mist)

We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 38!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • U.D.O. – Decadent (AFM)
  • Atomicide – Chaos Abomination (Iron Bonehead)
  • Dødsfall – Kaosmakt (Osmose)
  • Ululate – Back to Cannibal World (Xtreem)
  • Orden Ogan – Ravenhead (AFM)

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