Episode #21: A Requiem for the Last Night of Leprosy
El Goro and SonOfOdin return to the world of virtual death metal with Dethklok’s latest conceptual opus. Then it’s time to go even more symphonic with the folk-inspired Leaves’ Eyes. A progressive act from Connecticut shares their first album as The Shape reforms. Finally, a glaring omission is rectified when the late Chuck Schuldiner is finally inducted into the Valhalla with Death’s second album.
Dethklok : The Doomstar Requiem — A Klok Opera (2013)
Dethklok is a virtual band featured in the Adult Swim program Metalocalypse. The brainchild of Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, Dethklok originally was intended as a satire of heavy metal, but the quality of the show’s music exceeded all expections. The music is written and performed by Brendon Small, with others needed for live concerts and albums.
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Leaves’ Eyes : Symphonies of the Night (2013)
When Liv Kristine and Alexander Krull married, little did they know their nuptials were the first step toward creating one of the more popular symphonic metal bands today. Leaves’ Eyes combines symphonic and folk elements with "beauty and the beast" vocals into soaring epics centered on Scando-Germanic lore.
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The Shape : The Last Great Awakening (2009)
Reforming after a five-year hiatus, Connecticut’s The Shape is a unique mix of thrash, progressive, and metalcore elements.
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Heavy Metal Valhalla:
Death : Leprosy (1988)
After having their minds blown by the Seven Churches album, Chuck Schuldiner and Kam Lee changed the name of their band and created the roadmap for modern death metal. The band’s lineup changed frequently over the years and the music grew more progressive with each album, but Death remains one of the most influential bands of this subgenre.
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