It’s Time To Journey With Elephant Parallax’s “Ohrei”

Promise is a word that gets thrown around a lot when talking about music, especially when we’re talking about younger or lesser known bands. But what do we mean by that? Is it an indication that something isn’t working today or that only in the future will this band be enjoyable? Not necessarily; while it’s sometimes the case that things aren’t really clicking and more polish is needed, often times “promise” hints towards something even greater that might be hiding in the core of a sound, an album or a band. This sort of promise enhances the listening experience in…

Embrace Nature’s Darkness With Spurv’s “Et Blekt Lys Lyder”

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for emotional music. I listen to music to feel something and it doesn’t matter whether that something is good or bad. However, it’s also no secret that I tend to gravitate towards the darker side of the spectrum, often preferring melancholy to happiness, contemplation to joy and coldness to warmth. Luckily for me (and unluckily for those in my life that have to deal with my moods), there are plenty of bands out there who are more than happy to indulge my penchant for feeling depressed. One of these bands is Spurv, a fantastic post rock group from Oslo, Norway. They trade in the kind of classic post rock made famous by Mono and leaning heavily on those titans for inspiration. They’ve been around for a while and have made consistently convincing post rock in the interim of their career. Now, we’re proud to premiere “Es Blekt Lys Lyder” from their upcoming album Myra!

126 – Fraudal

Maybe it’s time to cancel the podcast? If the allegations of Tidal committing fraud are true, then our days may be numbered. Well, if they’re not, in the meantime, we have stuff to discuss. New material from Babymetal, Obscura, Aegaeon, and live Animals as Leaders. Then we discuss the titular story, and Spotify’s attempts at curation by “hateful content or conduct”. Finally, we talk about the amazing Extreme Meme Megamashup. Yes. Then cool people time with Arrested Development, Santa Clarita Diet, and more Infinity War, and Frostpunk. Enjoy!

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/11/18

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 surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as…

Morag Tong – Last Knell of Om

Being an up and coming doom band in the UK is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the arguable home of doom metal seems like the blessed and fertile ground to begin conjuring the magic of slow and low, with the immense history and a nearly overwhelming cast of characters that previously paved the doomed road ahead lending their authority and hopefully their blessing to a new band’s mission. On the other hand, what a burden to have all those ghostly specters hanging over a nascent band’s head like so many nagging albatrosses. In 2018, it’s difficult…