Best Of: Headbanging

In this installment of ‘Best of’, the Heavy Blog staff get down and dirty with some of the meanest, sickest riffs around. We didn’t limit the genres here too much; unlike our other Best Of lists, we want for effect rather than intent. Does it make you bang your head so hard your neck hurts? Is the urge to air guitar irresistible? Does it connect to that visceral place to which metal always speaks on some level? Then it’s on this list. We’ve collected these albums in the hopes that you’ll find catharsis, a vent to your aggression and an outlet for your passions. It seems weird to include a long intro paragraph into what’s, at its core, a simple and direct collection of sounds. So, without wasting anymore of your time, head on below, turn your speakers loud and dive into some of the most groove inducing, neck-breaking, head-swaying tracks that metal can offer.

Tribulation – The Children of the Night

A recent discussion among Heavy Blog’s staff about The Children of the Night – the third offering from Swedish occultists Tribulation – was primarily composed of flattering comparisons that displayed the band’s preference of nostalgic fusion. An extensive list of references grew in the comments section to include comparisons to…

PHOTOS: Mastodon, Gojira—May 15th, 2014 @ Terminal 5, New York, NY & Kvelertak—May 14th, 2014 @ Saint Vitus, Brooklyn ,NY

Currently on the road to promote their upcoming album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, the Atlanta foursome not to be trifled with, Mastodon, take the most eco-friendly (and heaviest) band in the world, Gojira, and the six-piece stranglehold from Norway, Kvelertak on tour with some of the most bone-crushing riffs…