In this episode, we hypocritically do what we complained about in Episode 6 and ambiguously call it “quits” on the podcast, meaning that we are not planning on putting out regular episodes anymore, but we’re not completely ruling out the chance of one now and then if the stars align for it to happen. Otherwise, Dan and Dave first catch up on a show that Dave attended and then they review some recent album releases, along with a movie review. Due to scheduling conflicts, Dan then catches up with Chris without Dave on the line and they also talk about some shows and some album reviews.
00:18 – Intro and overview.
01:58 – Dave talks about seeing Lamb of God in Buffalo, New York, November 2012.
16:03 – Dan and Dave review Mumford & Sons’ Babel.
17:50 – Dan and Dave review Muse’s The 2nd Law.
26:51 – Dan and Dave review Vision of Disorder’s The Cursed Remain Cursed.
33:07 – Dan and Dave review Deftones’s Koi No Yokan.
36:48 – Dan recognizes The Cabin in the Woods as his favorite film of 2012.
42:20 – Dan and Dave discuss what makes a good song a good song.
50:50 – Dan and Dave discuss some of the most overplayed (but great) rock songs.
53:18 – Dan rants about why he doesn’t like the idea of a “deluxe” album.
57:26 – Dan rants about metal singers that succumb to the cliche of clean vocals after previously establishing themselves solely as “screamers.”
01:03:28 – Dan and Dave discuss nu-metal as it currently stands as a genre.
01:06:25 – Dan and Dave discuss the implications of being a “message-driven” band.
01:11:32 – Dan brings Chris on the line and they first talk about Chris’s experience seeing The Gaslight Anthem in Washington DC, November 2012.
01:14:54 – Chris talks about seeing Title Fight and Piano Becomes the Teeth in Washington DC, November 2012.
01:15:14 – Chris talks about seeing Jonah Matranga in Philadelphia, PA, November 2012.
01:25:13 – Chris gives his take on Vision of Disorder’s The Cursed Remain Cursed.
01:26:17 – Chris gives his take on Muse’s The 2nd Law.
01:26:40 – Chris gives his take on Deftones’s Koi No Yokan.
01:27:44 – Chris recommends Balance & Composure’s Separation and Diamond Rings’s Free Dimensional.
01:28:44 – Dan introduces and plays “Worth” by his former band, The Mobius Project (themobiusprojectlives.wordpress.com).
01:33:25 – Dan mentions seeing Rebelution in Richmond, VA, October 2012 and gives a farewell to the podcast.
01:34:42 – Outro.