Hey! Listen to Wraithwalker!

It’s been a while since we recommended some good, meaty, fast synthwave and that’s exactly what I intend to do today. Allow me to introduce you all to Wraithwalker, an unapologetic addition to the exploding field of dark synthwave. His latest release, Hellscape 2X19, the kind of no holds barred,…

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Unmetal Monday // 12/17/2018

There’s a lot happening in the music world, and we here at Heavy Blog try our very best to keep up with it! Like the vast majority of heavy music fans, our tastes are incredibly vast, with our 3X3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Machines Are Rebelling with Master Boot Record’s “DMA 6 SCSI HOST ADAPTER”

The synthwave self-aware machine known as Master Boot Record has a new album out on April 20th. Direct Memory Access is the, um, computer’s fifth album in 3 years, and we’re pleased to premiere it’s seventh track, “DMA 6 SCSI HOST ADAPTER”. This sentient computer is a prolific songwriter, having…

Wave // Breaker – Big Lich

It would seem that, when it comes to discussing it as a music genre, a lot of different people have just as many if not even more varying criteria as to what exactly constitutes synthwave. For some it’s all about retaining that sound from the 1980’s, while to others it’s all about the synths be they hardware or software, but at the heart of it all is one simple fact: it’s inherently electronic in origin. That said, synthwave tends to not only at times sound like other electronic music genres but melds well with them too at other times as a result. Perhaps there’s been no better example of this than the ways in which chiptunes have influenced synthwave, and vice versa, although to really crank them up it never hurts to add a little metal into the mix. This trinity of sound has therefore produced what has become known as electro death and one of its emerging torchbearers is Big Lich.

Dan Terminus – Automated Refrains

I’d like to think that, as someone who listens to a lot of synth based music, I’ve seen and heard it all by now. However, and perhaps to my own detriment, up until now I have yet to experience anything quite like the sights or sounds of Dan Terminus. A bold claim, for sure, but an even bolder one is to hone in specifically on what I mean when I say that his latest album is in fact an “all around experience.” Before even delving into the music I want to take a long hard look at the album art. It is true, as they say, that one should never judge a book by it’s cover but regardless something must be said for such masterfully done art which entices one in with such intrigue; I felt not unlike that of a curious futuristic tourist looking at a brochure for an exotic alien world.