What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 9/23/16

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly 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 does not 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 well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Heaven Shall Burn – Veto

Heaven Shall Burn’s career has seen a lot happen over the course of sixteen years. They’ve always maintained that archetypal German hard-working attitude as a band and that definitely shows in their productivity rate. Back in 2006, their fourth album Deaf to Our Prayers was considered one of the pivotal albums that blend hardcore influences with death metal to produce crushing results. The same design was used to create Iconoclast (Part I: The Final Resistance) and Invictus. This is where people, myself included, can get a bit argumentative. Using the same formula is quite the double edged weapon because it’s usually a hit or miss affair. So now with three years culminating to a period long enough to push Invictus to the background a little, album number seven Veto gets to see the light.

Carcass To Return?

It would appear after a 17 year long hiatus that legendary British goregrinders/melodic death metallers Carcass may be set to make a return in 2013. According to the primary source Blabbermouth (yeah I know, but sometimes we just have to dream), the band, now comprising of guitarist Bill Steer, bassist/vocalist Jeff…

Neaera – Forging the Eclipse

Neaera Forging the Eclipse 1. The Forging 2. Heaven’s Descent 3. In Defiance 4. Eight Thousand Sorrows Deep 5. Arise Black Vengeance 6. Rubikon 7. Sirens of Black 8. Certitude 9. Exaltation 10. Tyranny of Want 11. The Prophecy 12. And to Posterity a Plague [Metal Blade | 10/26/10] The…