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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/meta... Read More...

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... Read More...

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... Read More...

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 th... Read More...