After a minor delay, Remfry is back, alongside regular co-host Stephen Hill, to dissect the ‘other’ big album in Glassjaw’s discography, 2002’s Worship and Tribute. Together they discuss the lay of the heavy music land in 2002, how Worship and Tribute slotted into that (or didn’t), how 9/11 affected the writing of the album, the Brixton Academy 7.7.7 show and how Glassjaw accidentally sparked of the emo explosion that would take over alternative music a couple of years later. Available over on patreon.com/riotactpodcast.
It’s Remfry’s pick for Classic Album’s and finally, he’s getting the chance to dive deep into the full-length debut album by Long Island post-hardcore heroes Glassjaw. Remfry ties himself up in knots trying to describe how much Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence means to him, whilst Steve manages to approach the album from a slightly more balanced viewpoint (although he does think it’s bloody brilliant!) They discuss the 7 years leading up to the release of the album, how it fit in (or rather didn’t) with everything else going on around it in heavy music, the fallout with Roadrunner records and the controversy surrounding the lyrics. Oh and they also discover that Daryl Palumbo was in Busted! (sort of).
Steve and Remfry both ventured out to their first UK festival of the year in the form of Slam Dunk. They bring you their review through a very heavily Riot Acted-tinted perspective (i.e. atypical). Speaking of festivals, they also discuss a couple of interesting additions to the Glastonbury line-up and Steve reports back from Wembley Arena where he saw grunge-metal legends Alice in Chains.
Album reviews this week come courtesy of Her Name is Calla, Cave In, Royal Republic and Cursed Earth and Trade off comes courtesy of Hope Fading Nightly by Tellison and The Hardest Way To Make A Living by The Streets.
This week, Stephen and Remfry are putting two + two together as they get all mathematically minded whilst reviewing ArcTanGent 2018… well, Remfry does. Unfortunately, Steve didn’t put his workings in the margins and consequently turned up late and left early. What a plonker!
Elsewhere Remfry goes ballistic after seeing The Fever 333’s debut demonstration in London mere hours before the show was recorded and Steve goes stark raving bonkers over the new album from Mantar, as well as giving us a history lesson in art so offensive, even the Nazis disapproved of it!
The boys also review new albums from Jesus Piece and Leeched and verdicts are given on the latest Album Swap; Entombed’s Same Difference and Oceansize’s Effloresce. Plus comment is given on the new single from Sheffield metalcore abandoners Bring Me The Horizon.