In years past, we’ve tried our hand at a column whereby staff were able to discuss physical media in its various forms and any other music-related purchases, and that was Heavy Buys. The column was used sporadically, but we felt that it was time to bring it back for 2021.
New York mathcore up-and-comers Juan Bond conjure the explosive energy from all your skronky faves with the added benefit of string accompaniment, so if you ever wanted to hear ferocious Dillinger riffs and melodic Number 12-style choruses paired with wailing violins, you've just found your new favorite band.
Bring Me The Horizon teams up with DOOM's Mick Gordon for an EP that applies dystopian videogame aesthetics to the current global sociopolitical chaos for a remarkably engaging EP that is a collection of their best material yet.
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Texas mathgrind project The Sound That Ends Creation have captivated us year over year with their annual descent into complete fucking madness. Each and every year over the past five years, Allen, Texas' Chris... Read More...
Old-school death metal (or OSDM) has been having a bit of a moment lately, thanks in part to the work of indie labels such as Dark Descent and 20 Buck Spin who have done much of the groundwork in promoting and popularizing the movement while emphasizing bands who lean into the more weirder and more progressive sounds the genre has to offer, with bands such as Horrendous, Tomb Mold, and last year’s critical darling Blood Incantation taking the sounds of acts like Death and Incantation into new places. As the movement proliferates, bands on the fringes are moving ever outward, soaking up black metal, sludge, doom, and prog and leaning away from the meat-and-potatoes approach where possible, particularly when it comes to the labels at the core of the renaissance.
The dudes in Internal Rot have certainly heard World Extermination and, like most of us, thought it kicked ass. This isn't to say that Internal Rot have taken the base grind sound of World Extermination and done nothing else but that, but those looking for meat-and-potatoes deathgrind in that specific style with up-to-date production, it's hard to find a better alternative that Grieving Birth, especially when looking for a brand new fix.