The Podcast: Episode 35 (Swallow the sun, choke on the moon...)

Sometimes it feels like we are on a whirlwind tour of the world, with metal as our guide. Hell22 visits Italy, for a date with female fronted symphonic metallers Winter Haze. Then, he returns home to check out Virginia's Druglord. Murmaider spent some time in the Italian peninsula as well, having bouts of nausea and diarrhea listening to the steaming pile of shit that Lacuna Coil calls a new album. Do NOT go in there.

But, as is customary, the first podcast of the month is dedicated to our Band Of The Month. This time around, Finland's Swallow The Sun dominate our voting, thanks largely to their new album, "Emerald Forest And The Blackbird." With a heavy dose of melody, these guys have taken their craft to new heights, and deafening lows. This one is easily an album of the year contender. Chester agrees, even if he doesn't have the balls to show up.