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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Hey! Listen to TrYangle!

If you’re anything like me, you have a specific love/hate relationship with radio-friendly hard rock. If you’re reading this site, how can’t you? More often than not, it’s too predictable, derivative, or generic to offer any surprise. By its very nature it’s usually dry, uninspired, or just fucking corny. But when it’s engaging, when there’s actual intrigue lurking somewhere in there, when the hooks set so deep you somehow find yourself reeling yourself in? Ooh boy… Yeah, that’s some true alchemy. Those clumsy elements evolve into curiosities and missteps that can be forgiven. It’s with this notion in mind that…

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Hey! Listen to NÜR!

There’s something happening over here in Israel; it’s been happening for several years in fact. It seems as if the local scene stumbled over some cursed tablets or something and has now been collectively bound to make filthy, heavy, and aggressive music. Genres like grind, post-hardcore, and post-metal have been enjoying a renaissance, with some names making it across the oceans to places far away. It seems as if we have another such case on our hands with NÜR, as they recently enjoyed a premiere with the esteemed Cult Nation. NÜR are a band focused on the kind of post-metal…

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Unmetal Monday // 1/14/2019

There’s a lot happening in the music world, and we here at Heavy Blog try our very best to keep up with it! Like the vast majority of heavy music fans, our tastes are incredibly vast, with our 3X3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a different style in each square. While we have occasionally covered non-metal topics in past blog posts, we decided that a dedicated column was warranted in order to more completely recommend all of the music that we have been listening to. Unmetal Monday is a bi-weekly column which covers noteworthy tracks…

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152 – Why Are We Like This?

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast!

New year, new music! We discuss new material from Jinjer, Dream Theater, Born of Osiris, Saor (and an extended discussion on nationalism), In Flames, Soilwork, and Astronoid. Plus Genghis Tron being on streaming services and Al Mumin’s repsonse to The HAARP Machine’s crowdfunder failing. Then, cool people time with Informer, Darkest Dungeon and more. Enjoy!

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