Magic Circle – Departed Souls

2019 is still young, but there’s a few things you can say about music releases so far this year. There have been very few big releases so far, but there are a few trends you can see. Traditional sounding metal bands are making some big waves this year with huge…

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Asthma Castle – Mount Crushmore

Doom metal can sometimes become a catch-all term. Bands just get that label because they don’t clearly fit into something else. If it’s not fast-paced or evil enough, then you can’t give it the death or thrash or black label. But you have to give it something. If it sounds…

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Doomsday – February 2019

Many blessings unto you all, heaviest of Heavy Bloggers! The music releases are coming much harder and faster now that we’ve all gotten back into the swing of things, so keep your eyes peeled for those new releases. Being that it’s the dead of winter, it’s a perfect month for…

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Den of Antiquities – Jerusalem

Editor’s Note: Den of Antiquities focuses on the hazy days of proto-metal and the sounds and stories which surrounded the birth of our beloved genre. Read on below for loud pioneers, forgotten gems from days of yore and a healthy dose of fuzz! Also no, this isn’t the Sleep album, keep reading. Apologies, my fellow den-dwellers, for my extended…

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Doomsday – January 2019

Happy new year to you, heaviest of Heavy Bloggers! Time for that fresh start you’ve all been waiting for. New year, new Doomsday! January, much like December, is a weird time for music. Everybody has that refresh period after the holidays to get their heads back together. You will see…

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Altarage – The Approaching Roar

For all its historic and contemporary emphasis on gore, violence, and the southern hemisphere of the otherworldly, it’s a bit surprising how unscary modern death metal is. Perhaps it’s my own desensitization to the music that I’ve explored in depth for the past several years, but it seems like there…

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Burning Vow – Burning Vow

Few subgenres in metal have as many abilities to express music like doom. How many different combinations of “doom ___” can you think of? How many different variations on the sound have there been? I can think of quite a few, and I know for a fact that the sound can be quite expansive. It takes creative musicians to do it, but doom seems to have that in spades. Chalk up another entry with Burning Vow and their self-titled debut.

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