Episode 183 – Christian Metal

Sunday, December 5, 2010 Category: Specials Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
MetalCast Episode 183

Si, the newest addition to the crew, made his debut with the excellent Underground Black Metal Special. But his eagerness for more is hard to stop at the moment and with the help of several of you – to be precise, Kelly Hoffart, Brandon Archer, Andrew Helinski and Andrew Bowcock – there was enough material for him to put this new episode together. Religion is a sensitive subject, especially the last number of years. Many kinds exist with each many followers and one not always agreeing with the other. Either way, because of the suggested material it became clear the episode would focus on christianity, in a more positive light. Not the anti path. The examples are legio and even if you’re neither religious nor a christian, in the end the music is still very much Metal. And that’s what matters. To each his/her own, as the saying goes. Enjoy the tunes and feel free to leave feedback in a peaceful manner.

Hosting: Si
Tracklist: Si

01. Trouble – The Wolf
02. Crimson Moonlight – Embraced by the beauty of cold
03. Extol – Ember
04. Divinefire – The world’s on fire
05. Slechtvalk – Call to arms
06. Holy Blood – Shining Sun
07. Mehida – Land of Oblivion
08. A Hill To Die Upon – Prometheus Rebound
09. Becoming the Archetype – Dichotomy
10. Virgin Black – Museum of Iscariot

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  1. chainsaw says:

    Great show. Glad to finally hear someone give some props to Christian metal. The next Christian metal episode should feature Zao, Demon Hunter, Thy Will Be Done, Living Sacrifice, Disciple, Impending Doom, and, if you can find them, Lucid (unsigned band from Illinois).

  2. RobRay1 says:

    Wot, no Stryper?! 😉

    • Si Smith says:

      Yeah I know, that would have been the obvious….well, the Metalcast always goes for the slightly more obscure…:-)

  3. Metal Phil says:

    Great choice of music and good thoughts Si! I approve! lol.

  4. peas_and_corn says:

    Loved the Christian metal episode. I’m personally Buddhist, but I’m unaware of any Buddhist metal existing… does it exist? If so, I’d love people to let me know of it! And if there is enough Buddhist metal, perhaps an episode on Buddhist metal could work?

    • Si Smith says:

      Don’t worry, I also found metal related to Sikh, Islamic, Buddhist, Judaism and Hindu religions. I will definitely keep looking into it though, you never know what will turn up….there is a lot of rich “mythology” out there….

  5. Vale says:

    Nice episode! I was expecting a bit less growling vocals tho.

  6. Gracie says:

    :headbang :headbang :headbang

    What a fantastic pod-cast Si :thumpsup and not a very easy genre to host.

    As a Christian myself, I was told by some fundamental Christians a while back that I was entertaining the devil by being into Metal – what a load of bollocks!! 😈

    For those that don’t know, the bible states that even a clanging cymbal or gong was a pleasing sound to God, so why should guitars, drums and like be any different?? ❓

    I have never understood why there is so much venom on both sides (Metal-heads V Christians) re this particular genre . :pissed

    Music is music whatever your beliefs and therefore should be listened to and judged as such not on whether a band is Christian, Pagan, Islamic or Jedi!

    • Si Smith says:

      Thanks for that! That pesky devil gets around a lot doesn’t he – every time people see something they don’t like or understand they can always find a way to justify their prejudice/ignorance!

      I am glad you enjoyed the episode, and thank you for your indirect request for a Jedi Metal Special in the near future…… 😉

  7. Oli says:

    Already looking forward to your next episode. Great hosting!

    • Si Smith says:

      Thanks Oli, positive comments are much appreciated! I have had a good few years to study Kobe, Polina and Marcus’s hostings, so everything that is good I probably learned it from them!!

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