Obscure Gems – Ark

Way back in 2011, in what is now the Days of Yore of Heavy Blog, Noyan ran a series of posts titled Obscure Gems. It focused on underrated, under-appreciated albums, shining a light on their genius. In 2020, I’m bringing this series back; it can focus on any period of…

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Hey! Listen to Omega Infinity!

We’ve written about the ties between metal and science fiction numerous times. Out of those ideas, one of the main shared themes of the two genres which emerges is “coldness”, the coldness of space most often. To convey that coldness, many sub-genres of metal can be utilized but black metal…

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Unmetal Monday // 3/9/2020

There’s a lot happening in the music world, and we here at Heavy Blog try our very best to keep up with it! Like the vast majority of heavy music fans, our tastes are incredibly vast, with our 3X3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a…

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Release Day Roundup – 3/6/20

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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Heavy Delinquency – Wandering Oak

Another day, another excellent release from 2019 which I’ve only gotten to now. I’ve had Wandering Oak’s Passage Elemental bookmarked since I stumbled on it when trawling through Bandcamp but I only seriously set down to listen to it when someone on my Facebook feed recommended it. What I found…

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Release Day Roundup – 2/28/20

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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Doomsday – February 2020

Hello, heaviest of all bloggers! I have emerged from my den of blankets and sweatshirts in the frozen mountains to deliver riffs unto you all. It was with great effort and personal sacrifice that I did this. Everyone knows once you disturb the environment of a good blanket cocoon, all…

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Unmetal Monday // 2/24/2020

There’s a lot happening in the music world, and we here at Heavy Blog try our very best to keep up with it! Like the vast majority of heavy music fans, our tastes are incredibly vast, with our 3X3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a…

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