Mosh Lit // Vulvodynia

Hello and welcome to Mosh Lit, where we dive into the stories told by the heaviest bands out there. You might’ve noticed that this column has been on hiatus for a few months, but I’m thrilled to be back with a... Read More...

Heavy Buys // November 2021

Check out some highlights from Heavy Blog staff's shelves obtained in the last month below, including records from Between the Buried and Me, Full of Hell, Abominable Putridity, and Christian Cosentino.

225 – Deep Heavy Blog Lore

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! Back on track with the content. This week, we talk about new music from The Lylat Continuum, The Design Abstract, The Beast of Nod, Brand of Sacrifice, Abominable Putridity, Jeris John... Read More...

148 – Not Gonna Title This That Number

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! Lot of good stuff this week! New Born of Osiris album, new material from Crystal Lake, Maximum the Hormone, Astronoid, Downfall of Gaia, Shokran, Arcadia Libre, Children of Bodom, In Flames, and Grimes. Also a full pro shot live show of Trivium without Matt Heafy. Then we discuss a Decibel article about bands who successfully changed memorable vocalists. Then cool people time with Artifact, Bodyguard and Isinona. Enjoy!

Best of – Brutal Death Metal

Brutal death metal has the rare benefit of being exactly what it sounds like. The differences one would expect between "regular death metal" and "brutal death metal" are manifold and, by and large, pretty predictable: guitars are more downtuned; riffs are chunkier and more visceral; vocals are far deeper and even less intelligible; the whole nine yards. As far as subgenres go, it doesn't exactly shake up its progenitor's foundations by a relatively large amount, choosing instead to just take everything that makes death metal an already pretty brutal genre and crank that bad boy up to 11. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the ensuing auditory carnage is not for the faint of heart, but it is for anybody that feels like extreme metal just isn't extreme enough yet. If you've ever felt that way—the grooves could be groovier, the riffs could be riffier, the blasts could be blastier, the gutturals could be gutturalier—then brutal death metal is the answer to all your prayers. So without further ado, let's dive in to what our staff considers to the be the Best Of - Brutal Death Metal!