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Hey! Listen To Monasteries!

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Let’s get your week off to a good start. We like to touch on how much we miss The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza quite a lot here, as they were fast becoming one of the most important names in progressive/maniacally technical deathcore. Now that they ain’t about, I feel it is partly my duty to help you fill the hole left by their demise, hence, I give you Monasteries. This English band have just released their debut and it is perfect for a day when you miss the crazy string sweeps and jarring drops that Danza loved to throw on us.

 

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iwrestledabearonce Streaming New Album In Full

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To quote fellow HB writer Matt MacLennan when talking to me about the new album from deathcore champs iwrestledabearonce, “Hail Mary has just as much chaos going on as their previous work, except it’s much more straightforward. Punishing and jarring, this is the heaviest music they’ve ever released and probably the most addictive too”. He’s right on the money with this statement. The music is beyond heavy on this new LP: it’s the best full-length album of the year so far to break things to. Now, it’s streaming just for you, dear reader, in full, courtesy of the Artery Recordings youtube page.

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/30/15

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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.

As is typical of these updates, there are a few inclusions of new releases that have recently received the HBIH stamp of approval via positive reviews. Jaga Jazzist‘s Starfire (review here), Maruta‘s Remain Dystopian (review here) and Secrets of the Sky‘s Pathway (review here) all received positive marks from our staff, particularly the former. It is also fitting that there are a couple of Mastodon inclusions, as they were the subject of our recent ‘For Fans Of” post which may be read here. Additionally, considering the multiple instances of Cattle Decapitation‘s excellent last album Monolith of Inhumanity, it is safe to assume that our staff is rather excited for their upcoming album The Anthropocene Extinction; lead single “Manufactured Extinct” may be streamed here. Finally, while not necessarily a “metal” release, Prurient‘s new noise masterpiece is included by a couple members of our staff, yours included. Stream the album here and be sure to check out the project’s upcoming dates with Godflesh here.

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.

Head past the jump to see which records have been receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:

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What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/16/15

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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.

As is typical of these updates, there are a number of inclusions of new releases that have received the HBIH stamp of approval via positive reviews. And So I Watch You From Afar‘s HeirsEidola‘s DegeneraterraFaith No More‘s Sol InvictusArcturus‘ ArcturianLeprous‘ The Congregation and Veil of Maya‘s Matriarch are all albums considered to be some of the strongest releases from 2015 thus far. Additionally, editors Nick and Eden have been spinning the forthcoming Jaga Jazzist album Starfire, and have been in sonic euphoria because of over the course of this past week. Expect a review in the next few weeks from Nick explaining the genius of both JJ and Starfire. Finally, there are a couple inclusions of the classic Refused album The Shape of Punk to Come, which should serve as a reminder that the Swedish post-hardcore giants are preparing to release Freedom, their first album in almost two decades. Read about the album’s details and preview the lead single “Elektra” here.

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!

Head past the jump to see which records have been receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:

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iwrestledabearonce See It Fit To Give Us The “Gift Of Death”

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If you don’t like iwrestledabearonce you are probably getting sick and tired of seeing them pop up all over Heavy Blog over the last few weeks. With a new album out in a month you can bet this won’t be the last you see of them either. Suck it up and deal because the band have released the first official video from Hail Mary, their Artery Recordings debut. “Gift Of Death” is ready for your wicked eyes after the jump.

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Antigama – The Insolent

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It is very difficult to find a band that does something different within the confines of one genre. This is most apparent in grindcore, a genre with very little variation. Songs within this genre tend to mesh together when you’re listening to them for extended periods of time. The fact that you can also knock out triple the amount of songs that you could with any other genre of music adds to what becomes a rather laborious task when it comes to listening to a grindcore album front to back. Antigama are another grindcore band trying to set them apart from the pack by doing some different things, but in the end, it all comes full circle.

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Hey! Listen To Forest Wars!

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It’s always a pleasure to be shown music from a band that are just getting started. Sometimes it’s another member of staff or sometimes the band themselves that send over their music. Forest Wars fired over their new EP to us at Heavy Blog and guess what? I freakin’ dig it. Slapped with the powerviolence tag, there is far more going on in these four tracks than just that. Shaking genre conceptions up at grassroots level, this band have released one hell of a debut. Pass on this if you dare, but don’t come crying when you miss the party.

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Hey! Listen to Mezonz!

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Marty Eason, guitarist of WANZWA, released a few tracks from his new project, Mezonz.  Harmonic Oscillator is a very crazy, chaotic mix of textures and technicality reminiscent of a lovechild between Animals as Leaders and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.  This release is 3 tracks long and comes in at about 24 minutes long altogether.  The bandcamp description sums this project up very well, “Two Atlanta musicians (Ryan Buck & Marty Eason) team up to bring a fresh sound to jazz/prog music. The right amount of jazz with a twist of electronic fusion. There are no limits for the project but it’s a start to a long journey of exploring the possibilities of music  less.” Head on over the jump to hear for yourself!

 

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