Hey! Listen to Petlib.!

Ages ago, we here at Heavy Blog stopped trying to chase the news. We realized that there are way faster publications out there and that breaking news wasn’t our forte anyway. And, for the crushing majority of times, this has been a great shift for us. The one thing I…

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Hey! Listen to Riffs for Reproductive Justice!

Editor’s note: the world is going to shit, this is known. But what’s less accepted is that, in many ways, the world has always been going to shit. In certain points, it has gotten worse, to be sure. In others, it has gotten better. But my aim with this note…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Detach The Islands Bring The House Down With “Culture Architects”

Ten out of every hundred promo invitations grab me with the first sentence. Maybe two of them will live up to that initial hype. Today’s premiere is from a band whose brand new record did just that. Detach The Islands mix punk sensibilities with frantic, dissonant powerviolence, and panic-inducing mathcore…

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Doomsday – June 2019

Many good tidings unto thee, heaviest of all bloggers! It is that most blessed occasion of the month where we discuss the best of our favorite genre, and a fun thought occurred to me. In previous columns, I have discussed how winter is the best time for listening to doom.…

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Hey! Listen to Gygax!

While “don’t judge a book by its cover” is one of the most often repeated cliches, we all commit the sin of prejudgement on a daily basis. There’s nothing to it; the vast amount of information and culture we can potentially partake in just doesn’t leave us a choice but…

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Daniel Tompkins – Castles

Somewhere around the end of the noughties and the beginning of whatever the hell we’re going to call this decade retrospectively, something remarkable happened in the UK metal scene. Inspired by the likes of Meshuggah and Sikth, a whole army of fresh and exciting progressive metal bands were practically falling out…

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Hey! Listen to Snooze!

Honestly, I have no idea how this post is happening only now. In math-rock circles, Snooze are far from a secret; this Chicago based band has been making excellent, chaotic, challenging, and moving math-rock for a while now. In fact, I personally consider their 2017 release, Actually, Extremely to be…

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