Elizabeth Colour Wheel – Nocebo

OK, this one is going to be hard to review so I’m just going to start like this: Elizabeth Color Wheel’s Nocebo is one of the more earnest records I’ve heard in a long time. Forget the musicality of it for a second; it’s just extremely honest. You can hear…

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Hey! Listen to Archaeologist!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: watching artists challenge themselves is one of the best things in life. Even when you don’t know who the artist is, even if the work in which they’re challenging themselves is the first thing of theirs you hear, there’s an energy…

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Venom Prison – Samsara

What’s worse than the deja vu horror of reliving the same tired mistakes time and time again with no end in sight? No, I’m not talking about listening to your umpteenth atmospheric post-black metal album of the year, I’m talking about that Bill Murray in Groundhog Day or kind of…

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Hey! Listen to Mycelia!

It’s a good practice to stagger your releases a bit in order to keep your music and name fresh in your audience’s mind. If you release an album every few years, you run the risk of losing the attention of both the media and your listeners, unless you’re a big…

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R.I.P. Keith Flint (1969 – 2019)

On the morning of Monday, 4th March 2019, the tragic news broke that Keith Flint had taken his own life over the preceding weekend. Keith was first a dancer, then vocalist and de facto live frontman for dance pioneers The Prodigy. The immediate outpouring of grief from wildly disparate musical…

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 3/1/19

For those who missed our last installment, We post bi-weekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that doesn’t fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no…

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Release Day Roundup – 2/1/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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