A Gift to Artwork: Fallujah

We’re sorry, we know we’ve been a little slack with getting these posts out to you and we’ll look to publish them at least once a month in future. Also, moving forward the first time an album is mentioned we’re going to link it with a large, high-res image of the covers we’re discussing so that you can see what we’re on about more clearly. Today we’re going to be analysing the album covers of Fallujah’s first two full-length records, and how they relate not only to those albums, but to the evolution of the band over time. First up we have 2011’s The Harvest Wombs.

Post Rock Post – Farfetch’d

Percussive picking took the Internet Metal Nerd world by storm a few years ago, when a gentleman by the name of Jon Gomm entered the scene. However, the style has existed for decades, perhaps even more than that. Its main features are turning the guitar into a percussive instrument, whether by harsh picking/tapping on the fret-board or by actually drumming on the guitar body. It makes a sound which isn’t quite like any other: the guitar’s resonance lends it a melodic vibe, conjuring dreamy landscapes. However, I’ve never quite heard it utilized like it is on Farfetch’d and the album Southern Skies Motel. This is nothing less than a post rock album utilizing those vibes to further complement the already present, far out there feel of post rock. And it’s a one man project. And it’s from Bangladesh, India. Let’s get started shall we?

ANNOUNCEMENT: Sioum Hit The Road On Their First Tour; Exterminate All Rational Thought As Support

Heavy Blog is Heavy, in conjunction with Halftone Booking, are proud to announce this collaborative tour where two bands of instrumental excellence will bring their music far from the comfort of their home towns. We’ve sung the praises of Sioum, with their latest album, Yet Further [review], where “you need…

Unmetal Monday – 7/11/16 (The Avalanches, Daymé Arocena, Pity Sex, Unconscious Disturbance)

Like the grand majority of modern metal fans, our tastes here at Heavy Blog are incredibly vast, with our 3X3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a different style in each square. While we have occasionally covered non-metal topics in past blog posts, we decided that a dedicated column was warranted in order to more completely recommend all of the music that we have been listening to. Unmetal Monday is a recurring column which covers noteworthy news, tracks and albums from outside the metal universe, and we encourage you all to share your favorite non-metal picks from the week in the comments. Head past the jump to dial down the distortion:

38 – We’re Not Even Trying

I actually enjoyed the “don’t really bother to put stuff in the description” format as it makes my life easier, but hey, I guess I can make an effort once a week. Just kidding, we have new music or related stuff from: Oddland, Orphaned Land, Mephistopheles, Jimmy Pitts and Equipoise, Imperium Dekadenz, Drudkh, Inquisition, Periphery, Gojira, Hadal Maw, Iron Maiden, Exotype, Ayreon. We talk about the split between Obscura and Tom Geldschlager getting heated (check out his new song by the way!), this interesting article on language in metal, Insomnium cancelling their show in Turkey, and the recent trend of sexual assaults at festivals. Then we do the long-awaited Balls Deep on In Flames, hence the episode title (it refers to the band, not us)!