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Eldrimner‘s 2012 debut album Inom förloppet av ett liv was criminally ignored. We hosted the exclusive stream and the record found its way into my best-of 2012 list. Despite these efforts though, no one else seems to be talking about this Swedish blackened groove metal band. Rest assured we won’t be shutting up about them so long as they remain active. Which brings us to today, as the group have unveiled their first music video from the album, ‘Undergången.’

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So it’s Wednesday at 3:43 AM the week these year-end retrospective lists are being published and I’m scrambling to edit my fellow writers’ contributions when I’ve barely even started mine. To be honest it hasn’t even quite settled in that 2012 is just about over. As I’m writing this, there’s about a week and a half left of the year, and it puzzles me. It feels like just a couple of months ago that I was doing this exact same thing for 2011, only this time I seem to be much busier and everything looks different. The site, wordpress, and even my staff group have all changed.

We’ve picked up a number of fresh faces this year that you’ve already seen these past few days, but you may have also noticed that a couple of people from last year are no longer with us. A lot of people have come and gone over these past three and a half years that I’ve been doing this Heavy Blog thing, and most of them sort of float around and hang out when they can. The most important ones that come to mind right now are Dan (Dormition) and Chris (Disinformasiya), both of whom were very instrumental and valuable in the growth of this site, and it was sad to see them part ways with us. Without them (Chris in particular), I might have not kept this thing going this far. I love both of those guys dearly, and you can keep up with them at The Monolith, which you should bookmark if you haven’t already. Ya jerk.

Like I’ve said, this year has been busy. I don’t talk about my personal life much here despite the fact that it’s my blog, but what better time to get all personal than a year-end retrospective? As you may have noticed, I’ve been a bit more of a hands-off editor and the scheduling of posts have been a bit less rigid and frequent than they used to be. I’m at the tail end of my college career and I’m currently in and out of internships which have kept me busy and often away from Heavy Blog. Between classes, internships, my “actual” job, and this website, my hands are pretty full. You (and I, for sure) can thank Evan (Juular) for his help with editing since Chris’ departure as well as Damien, Noyan, Gunnar (DeusExMachina), Cody (Tentaclesworth), Spencer (Inhumed), Anthony (Alucard), Greg (Red Bruschetta), Atif (Dr. Killjoy), David (Riptide), Ridge (Deadite), Colin (Momento Mori), and Geoff (Denisovich) for sticking with me and making sure there’s enough content each week and that this site keeps going strong. Also a strong word up to Ben Robson who took over Heavy Blog recently and decided to stick around with us behind the scenes and Chris Collins, our resident photographer. These guys are awesome, and they manage to put a smile on my face every single day.

2013 promises to be even busier with my next internship, impending graduation, and career, but hopefully that doesn’t stop this site from growing and providing daily content that helps to promote and further our favorite genre of music. Thank all of you for sticking with us!

So with all these feels out of the way, here’s what most of you care about, my albums of the year:

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What a year. Here is a summary of my most pleasurable listening experiences. Quick shout outs to Gaza, Eldrimner, Acrania (Mexico), Disfiguring the Goddess, Gods of Eden, Trash Talk, Xibalba and TesseracT who just barely missed the cut. Sorry guys.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy my list. I didn’t mess around. Just meat and potatoes. Also, I’d love it if you left a comment validating my list or insulting me for terrible taste! Either way, happy doomsday!

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Chances are, you haven’t heard of Sweden’s rising progressive metal force Eldrimner. Criminally ignored, they’re sporting under a thousand Facebook likes as of this writing, and it’s really a damn shame. Drawing influences from Shining (SWE) and Meshuggah, Eldrimner are poised to soon carve a niche for themselves in the realm of metal with their debut full-length album Inom förloppet av ett liv (English: “Within the Course Of A Life”). Cerebral blackened groove flows across Inom förloppet…, and it’s just haunting enough to see its way to surprise contender for this writer’s top 20 list of 2012 so far.

We are pleased to be able to share this record with you before its release next month. You can stream Inom förloppet av ett liv in its entirety below:

We’re sorry. Unfortunately, this promotion has ended. – ed.

Speaking on the record, bassist Robert Johansson had this to offer:

“The album focuses on a man who discovers a darker side within himself. These thoughts will start ruling his life, making him do things he never imagined he had in him. The album focuses heavy on this story, so with the release there is also a short story to give more input about the man.

Musically, it’s a intense and dreadful experience mixing black metal anxiety with influences from bands such as Meshuggah, Shining, making it a unique branch within the black metal genre. It has already been referred to as possibly one of the best releases this year and for good reason.”

The album will be available everywhere digitally Oct 12th via Pivotal Rockordings!

– JR

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