EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: See Red With Diploid’s New Album

Quick question: what do blackened hardcore, skramz, grindcore, sludge metal, and harsh noise all have in common? There are two right answers here: first, they’re all fucking great genres. Second, they’re the base of the dangerously heavy new album from Melbourne, Australia natives Diploid, who return with the followup to 2015’s “Is…

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 10/13/17

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.

A Valentine’s Day Screamo Playlist For The Rest Of Us

We here at Heavy Blog are right there with you and to help ease your pain we offer you this playlist of screamo smash hits to help you really wallow in the loneliness. So put on some headphones, buy yourself some vegan chocolates from your favorite local spot, and settle into the soul crushing loneliness of it all. God knows the rest of us will be, so enjoy it while you can.

Starter Kit: Screamo/Emoviolence

When the term “screamo” is mentioned, many people have an immediate image of what they believe to be screamo. Kids at Warped Tour with flippy hair over eye, bad words on shirt, and skinny jeans held up by studded belts. However, this view of screamo could not actually be more far…