Hey! Listen to Tierra Whack!

‘You ever laugh just to keep from crying/Think less about living and more about dying’. This closing line from track “Dr. Seuss”, reverberates from the pitch-shifted maw of Tierra Whack as if it’s a narration. “Who? Me?”, I imagine myself responding in my mind. “Yes, you” the deep voice confirms. This is the odd but compelling mix of quasi-existential-isms and cartoonish imagery that Philly native Tierra Whack presents on her debut LP Whack World. The album is unique (at least to me) in its structure with a total runtime of 15 minutes and consisting of 15 tracks each precisely 1…

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The Anatomy Of – Renounced

One of the last true UK metalcore heavyweights, Renounced are just about ready to release one of the year’s toughest, catchiest records via Holy Roar. Beauty Is A Destructive Angel perfectly channels all of the youthful aggression of the genre’s fledgling years in the early 2000s – when melodeath riffing and hardcore chugging combined like peanut butter and chocolate, forming a sickly sweet mixture that gets stuck in your ears like the aforementioned combination gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. Ahead of the release of the record next month, the band were kind enough to submit an entry…

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Unmetal Monday // 8/12/2019

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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174 – 400 Pages of Seinfeld Sheet Music

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! Back to a regular week. Some discussion about the new Slipknot and Northlane albums, Humanity’s Last Breath and the intellectual equivalent of that scene from Venom where Tom Hardy dives in the lobster tank, and Tool/King Crimson coming to streaming services. Along the line, we do some bullshit philosophy on what happens to art when you can recreate it, what is the difference between music as written and music as recorded, the aesthetic of what you do and don’t hear on the recording, and a lot more. Then, cool people time with Midsommar, Fargo and The Boys. Enjoy! 

meth. – Mother of Red Light

With Pure Noise Records snapping up just about every decent band playing some variant of early 2000s metalcore, Prosthetic Records stepped up to the plate and signed their very own turn of the century nostalgia/homage act, meth.. Thankfully, the bedroom project turned full-band endeavor has more than enough substance because the period at the end of their name is a pain in the arse. While the Pure Noise crew are jocking the white-belt breakdowns and sassy screeching, meth. have delivered a concept album in Mother of Red Light that continues the tradition of classic concept records of the past -…

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