Heavy Blog’s Top 25 Albums of 2018

It’s hard to write these intros without spoiling other posts from our end of year content; after all, this intro is focused on 2018 and what it has been and that’s addressed in multiple upcoming posts as well. However, it still needs to be done and this post is, nominally at least, all about the music released in 2018 rather than a more “meta” or blog specific analysis of the year. Let me then open this intro then (not quite, but give me this one) by saying: holy shit 2018, what the hell? After I wrote my summary of 2017,…

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Gatekeeper – Grey Maiden

The more music I listen to, the more I appreciate EPs. It used to be that I didn’t have the patience to listen to EPs, as much as that sound counter-intuitive. Something about their shorter run-time just annoyed me; I felt like I couldn’t sink my teeth into the music as the album was over well before I had time to “settle into” the sound of the album. But today, with many more albums under my belt, I can confidently say that the EP is often the superior format for many bands. It allows them a sort of clarity born…

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Heavy Issues – Which Band Have You Come Around On?

We here at Heavy Blog like to ponder the big questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What even is a polyrhythm? You know, the big stuff. In order to better address such pressing matters, we bring you Heavy Issues: a bi-weekly column by which we plan to get to the bottom of things. But we can’t just do it on our own, we want to know what you think as well. Read our responses below and weigh in with your own opinions in the comments. This week’s question is: Which band have you come around on that you…

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