Crescent – The Order of Amenti

Ancient-Egyptian-themed blackened death metal is a weirdly popular niche. It’s easy to understand the appeal, but just how popular the style can be is surprising at times. What’s even more surprising is that few of these bands are actually from Egypt (mostly this review’s namesake and Scarab). Enter Crescent, a band formed in 1999 but only put out their debut in 2014. Hailing from Cairo, they’ve fit in comfortably to this style, and ready to make waves with their second full-length, The Order of Amenti.

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.

Melechesh Now Streaming New Record, Enki

Hailing from Jerusalem, Israel (and Amsterdam currently), Melechesh have returned with their sixth LP entitled Enki which is set for a March 10th release. The band and Nuclear Blast Records have decided to go ahead and let fans check out the album in its entirety with an exclusive YouTube stream!…

Melechesh Announce New Album Enki And Guest Spots

Oriental blackened thrash band (or, in their own words, “Pioneers of Sumerian thrashing black metal”) Melechesh have announced their sixth studio album, titled Enki. They’ve also released the track list, announced the guest stars andother details about the album. First, the guests. Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Killer be Killed, ex-Sepultura) will contribute…

Septicflesh Set To Conquer To The World

If it were possible to wear out a digital copy of an album, I would have turned The Great Mass by Septicflesh in to dust. I can only assume the live version of those songs are doubly crushing and seriously terrifying. Now I’ve got the chance to experience that, and excited…