Monday, April 27, 2015

Hear Me Talk '90s Heavy Metal with Antony Johnston on Unjustly Maligned!



During the course of doing the Secret Identity podcast over the past ten years, one of the coolest people I've developed a friendship with is Antony Johnston. Antony has created some amazing comics (his post-apocalyptic epic Wasteland and dark fantasy Umbral are just two shining examples), and has written for a slew of fantastic video games as well (Shadow of Mordor, ZombiU and the Dead Space series, among many others).

In addition to his prolific writing, Antony is a musician, and just finished the soundtrack album to Wasteland, which you can check out right here.

As if all of that wasn't enough, Antony launched his own podcast recently, the brilliant Unjustly Maligned. The premise of the show is that he invites guests on to discuss movies, music, books, games and other works of pop culture that are not looked upon favorably by the general public, but the guest in question is a fan of. Each guest gets to bring their unjustly maligned work to the show and defend it.


Antony recently invited me onto his show, and I chose to talk about Megadeth's 1999 album Risk, which is widely considered to be their worst (or was, until 2013's Super Collider came out). I am a huge heavy metal fan, and Megadeth is my favorite band, so as you might imagine, there was plenty to talk about. As with any conversation about Megadeth, the topic of Metallica was featured heavily in our discussion.

You can listen to the entire episode right now on the Unjustly Maligned page at The Incomparable. You can also download/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and through RSS if you use another podcatcher.

You can keep up with future guests and episodes by following UMP on Twitter.

Thanks to Antony for having me on the show!