Aeternam – Al Qassam

We’ve long been proponents of the potential which non-English languages have for metal. Beyond “just” novelty, these languages offer different timbres, rhythms, and even sounds to play with. This stems from the, somewhat obvious, fact that each tongue places a different emphasis on certain parts of the sentence, contains different…

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Editors’ Picks – April 2020

On the last episode of our podcast, Noyan challenged me with a question: is “The Golden Age of Metal” over? I had made the point that we’re living in the Golden Age of Metal back in 2016, although the idea was boiling around in Heavy Blog circles since at least…

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Release Day Roundup – 5/8/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

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