Doomsday, April 2020

Good morrow to thee, Heaviest of All Bloggers. I have returned! Much like the earth, so too must I slumber and re-emerge stronger. I appreciate everyone’s patience and the back up from my fellow writers. My day job is tough work in the time of COVID-19, but somehow I survived…

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AMA (Ask Metal Anything) – April 2020

AMA is Heavy Blog’s monthly community Q&A column, where readers ask questions across the gamut, and we are legally required by the universal laws of “AMA” to answer them! These are edited and excerpted transcripts. To see full transcripts and participate in future conversations, join the Heavy Blog Facebook Community…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Gaze Into A//tar’s “Hallowed” and It Just Might Gaze Back

Another day, another excellent doom/post-metal album from the Pacific Northwest. This time around we have Portland’s A//tar (pronounced “Altar”) and their cavernous Hallowed, an echoing and massive effort that bears comparison to bands like Cranial, The Ocean, Ancestors and YOB. At its center, lies excellent production which renders every sound…

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150 – AOTY 2018

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast!

After a bit of a holiday break, we return this week with a conversation about some of our favorite albums of the year! We discuss the following categories: best debut, best comeback, worst disaster, best solid album, best boring album, most opaque album, most underrated album, best non-metal album, and best album. Enjoy!

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Huata – Lux Initiatrix Terrae

Our brain tends to think that things must be the way they are, by the very force of their existence. When reasons are occluded, we simply tend to assume them, to hand-wave and let our lizard brains fill in the blanks so that we’re less worried. This often manifests in art; people…

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Editors’ Picks – August 2018

August sucks, OK? Even more than its slightly-less evil twin July, August is just a mess. Weather sucks all over and the oppressiveness of summer reaches its true heights. There are days where I almost feel like it’s always been summer and will always be summer, just sun and sun never-ending (and…

Release Day Roundup – 8/24/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…