Unmetal Monday // 7/15/2019

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 different style in each square. While we have occasionally covered non-metal topics in past blog posts, we decided that a dedicated column was warranted in order to more completely recommend all of the music that we have been listening to. Unmetal Monday is a bi-weekly column which covers noteworthy tracks…

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Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! We’re alive! We discuss the Batushka split, Keep of Kalessin, Unprocessed, The Ghost Inside, Disillusion, Opeth, Babymetal, and an acoustic cover of Trivium (zombie chord video here). Then, cool people time with Stranger Things, Spider-man, Crawl, The City of Folding Faces, and more. Enjoy!

Post Rock Post // June 2019

We’re officially past the halfway mark for 2019, and though there is plenty of time left in the year for music to come and shape our view of it, I think there are certainly a few themes taking shape already that we’ll still be talking about come year’s end. First off and most obviously, it’s just been a ridiculously good year for post-y music. If the year ended with just the slate of releases we’ve had so far we would still call it an incredible year for the genre and various sub-genres. I think the other big thing that has…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream Two Filthy Cuts From Insufferable’s The Tightening Grip

In place of a Grind My Gears column this week, we’re giving you a very short, very sharp dose of some Scottish grime’n’grind. Previously seen on splits with Holy Grinder and The Power Of Violence (not to mention their fantastic LP The Abandonment Of Musicality), Insufferable play dirty grind for fans of saggy-stringed riffs and choppy, spazzy beats – exactly the kind of nastiness your nana wants you to give up. She means the best and she just wants what is best for you, but you can tell her to fuck right off. Head over the jump to hear two…

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False – Portent

The weight of expectation is a real and powerful thing. Just ask Interpol, Arcade Fire, Bloc Party or any of the dozens of modern rock bands who garnered popularity and/or acclaim with a stellar debut. Following up a home run on your first at bat is nearly impossible in the music world, and eclipsing that success improbable enough to cause music fans like me to write an entire intro to a review about it. Though I put less stock in the sophomore album’s importance than some (it’s the third album that typically cements legacies, in my observation), there’s no doubt…

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