Welcome back to Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! As a brief PSA before the agenda, you should check out Native Construct’s stolen gear Gofundme. This week we talk about new music from Vipassi, Obscura, Dark Matter Secret, The Contortionist, Dream Theater and Tre Watson. We then move onto the fallacy of AOTY lists (check our editorial on it here), the obsession with “maturity” in metal, and the influence of fantasy literature in metal.

Episode 7 – Mature Fantasies:

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Show notes:

Intro/Outro – Aftermath/Closure, Just as Planned by NYN

Tre’s bandcamp with all his releases

Pain of Salvation’s Entropia

AOTY lists from Stereogum/Noisey/Rolling Stone

Check out our review of the new Sikth

Our dual Deafheaven reviews 1 2

Simon’s take on the cultural capital of Deafheaven (we don’t really talk about this directly, but it’s relevant to our points)

Nerd stuff:

The Kalevala

Joe Abercrombie – The Blade Itself

Peter Watts – Blindsight (free on his website, physical copy buyable on Amazon)



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