Hey! Listen to Terrible People!

While I often find myself getting stuck in a rut and listening to the same music all the time, it’s nice to venture out and find something out there. Terrible People from Nashville definitely fit the bill. So rarely do you hear this kind of sludgy/doomy/crusty like this. I don’t think I’ve ever really heard much quite like it that tickles both the metal and Pink Floyd parts of my brain. Terrible People call their particular brand “hellgaze” and it honestly makes a lot of sense to me. The trio sound like a shoegaze band got really aggressive with their…

Manes – Slow Motion Death Sequence

Hidden histories are a tricky thing. On one hand, they’re everywhere, untold stories bubbling beneath the surface of clean, accepted narratives. They’re also fascinating in their obscurity, inviting a host of retellings, rediscoveries and the create of new, even cleaner, more “accurate”, meta-narratives. On the other hand however, they tend to be highly personal, conflicted and hard to tell. Thus, caution is necessary when approaching them, so that we’re careful not to make what was rough and contradictory suddenly smooth, subjugated to our need for nicely fitting images and solved puzzles. The story of Manes is such a hidden history, a band…

Genre Genesis 8/16/18 – Sectioned, “Annihilated”

Welcome back to Genre Genesis. For newcomers, here’s a brief overview of how this works. Four of the other editors – Nick, Scott, Jonathan, and Eden – have partners who are, shall we say, not nearly as invested in heavier music as we tend to be, and so their knowledge of the sort of stuff we tend to cover at Heavy Blog is almost entirely secondary. To that end, Sarah, Lauren, Kinsy, and Ronnie – the significant others of Nick, Scott, Jonathan, and Eden respectively – have volunteered to be part of this running series, where I give them a…

The Anatomy Of – Netherlands

Honestly, I knew I was in for a wild ride when I asked Netherlands to write this post for us. If you’re still unaware of these guys, let me introduce you: they’re from Brooklyn. They make a kind of poppy sludge that takes Torche and feeds it through a grinder, belching it out some sort of neon pink, noxious and incredibly groovy weirdness from the other side. They’re also don’t take themselves too seriously, infusing plenty of their music and its surrounding aesthetics with lots of self-deprecating and society-deprecating humor. Oh, and they’re also incredibly hard-working, having released an album and an EP in the last two years and now gearing up for Black Gaia, which comes out on the 24th of August and a tour with none other than legends Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. You can head on over to their site for dates and a pre-order thing.