Cool People Column – 4/13/20

It’s been said that there’s more to life than music and, while we remain sceptical, we’ve decided to test the premise with our new bi-weekly Cool People Column! Noyan and Eden already bring you great pop culture recommendations and discussions each week on Heavy Pod is Heavy, but why should…

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Satyr – Locus

I’ve written often about how restraint is important to making the kind of music that goes beyond “just” surface level enjoyment. I usually focus these discussions about restraint when discussing post-rock/metal because those genres tend to have an issue with excess. But they’re far from the only ones; another really…

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AMA (Ask Metal Anything) – March 2020

For years now Eden and I have attempted different strategies for taking our extensive and passionate community of readers, musicians, and people involved in the music industry as a whole and opening up channels of direct communication, both between us and our readership and between readers themselves. Most of those…

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The COVID-19 Meta-Resource Guide For Musicians

There’s no point in sugarcoating it. COVID-19 – or its more commonly referred classification “coronavirus” – is creating a situation worldwide unlike any we’ve seen in the better part of a century. There is the public health crisis side of it that we are in no way qualified to speak…

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Hey! Listen to Vredehammer!

In spite of its primal origins, modern black metal has largely become associated with atmospheric and ethereal textures. Then there’s Vredehammer who hit like seventeen Mack trucks riding a fiery avalanche into battle. Ironically, the Norwegians’ long-awaited third album Viperous, which dropped last week, sees the band experimenting by adding…

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Skyforest – A New Dawn

Another day, another album where the album cover simply screams what the album is like. Arriving amidst the deluge of fantastic black metal that’s already releasing in 2020, Skyforest add a brighter tone to things, as A New Dawn’s cover will quickly tell you. The music is the same, “meeting”…

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Ritual King – Ritual King

As I spend more time with the genre, and grow more disillusioned with it, I find myself asking what exactly draws me to stoner metal, rock, blues, and, most of all, their current iterations. After all, the last decade has seen these genres rise to ascendancy, ushered in by bands…

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