Kraanium – Slamchosis

Arguably one of the least represented genres here at Heavy Blog, brutal death metal is shlocky at best and ultra-gimmicky at worst. There is a very limited array of tools for these bands to use and if said band isn’t actually proficient with them, it’s always pretty obvious. Kraanium have…

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Artillery – The Face of Fear

It’s safe to say that the supposedly b-tier thrash acts have largely outshone the genre’s more prominent acts in the modern era. Once-overlooked bands like Testament, Exodus, Kreator and (I’ll even concede) Overkill have consistently put the bulk of the Big Four’s output to shame, at least since the turn…

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Best Of 1988

Ah, the good old days! When we were all shining golden gods and the name of metal struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere! Not only is this post about those good ol’ days, but we’re also looking at the specific part in them where metal really started taking off in…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Coilguns Live in Studio

The ‘live in the studio’ video is a relatively recent development, but a welcome one. Despite advances in cameraphone technology, fan-shot footage of bands performing will inevitably be plagued with shaky visuals and farty sound, with the clearest audio recording being of the punter stood beside the phone singing spectacularly…

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