TTNG – Disappointment Island

The quickest and easiest path (to plan, if not to actually execute) towards musical recognition is to fill a specific niche. The more particular and distinct your sound, the better: it’s not a surefire method to achieving musical success (bad news: there is no such method), but doing something nobody…

Dave Davidson of Revocation: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

In just one more week, Revocation are about to drop an absolute bomb on the metal world in the form of the fantastic Great Is Our Sin. Coming off of their excellent 2014 album Deathless, this new record is an all-out assault on eardrums the the world over, sporting some of the band’s meanest and most mosh-friendly tunes to date. Take this and add a heap of atonal/experimental death metal flourishes, loads of d-beats and more solos than you’ll know what to deal with and then cap things off with a Slayer cover. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, that’s exactly what Great Is Our Sin is, and it’s an immediately essential piece of modern metal. I got a chance to speak with Revocation’s frontman and overall guitar wizard Dave Davidson this past Monday about the album’s songwriting process, working with Marty Friedman, upcoming tour plans and a lot more.

Hey! Listen To Grave Desecrator!

Like a previous band I recommended, Rival Sons, Grave Desecrator was mentioned on this blog, but only briefly, back when we still covered new releases week by week. However, I’m still surprised we’ve never covered them more; after all, they formed in the late nineties, have been pretty consistent in releases (albeit mostly splits and compilations) since their 2001 debut demo, and, in my opinion, have a pretty distinct sound for an extreme metal band today. There really shouldn’t be an excuse for the lack of attention they have.

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 7/15/16

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 through your account, or create it manually with 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.