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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!

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Release Day Roundup – 7/12/19

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…

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Batushka – Hospodi

There are always two sides of every story. Everyone sees things a little bit differently. Every person reading this review knows that. When a relationship goes sour, each person has a different interpretation of what went down. Who hasn’t broken up with that one crazy person? And how many of…

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Abbath – Outstrider

Writing about a new Abbath album without mentioning Immortal would be tantamount to writing about Bruce Dickinson’s solo albums (The Chemical Wedding still holds up!) without mentioning Iron Maiden. It’s simply not done. It’s uncouth. Almost a quarter century after co-founding Immortal, Abbath struck out on his own in 2015 to assemble a…

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Batushka – Панихида

Bands are a lot like families. They are a group of people held together by bonds who live together and often work on common goals. They have good times and bad and see similar struggles to try and stay together. Sometimes like families, they rise above it and come together…

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Kvlt Kolvmn – May 2019

Welcome to Kvlt Kolvmn, D R A M A Edition. Whoa boy. Yeah. It’s been a month. Not only were we gifted some absolutely incredible black metal releases in what’s already been a banner year, but we also get enough craziness to fill a tabloid. It’s great. It’s terrible. It’s…

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Non-2018 // 2018

The fatal flaw, to me, of end-of-year music journalism content, is that lists discussing stuff from the past year often forget to mention that a lot of music discovery happens later. Now, no music writer is outright saying this – and of course everyone knows that people find albums in…

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Et Moriemur – Epigrammata

Another week, another review of a Transcending Obscurity release. What else is new? 2018 appears to be the year of the underground, and with some unique and talented international bands on their roster, the India-based label seems poised to propel some awesome music into the spotlight for many years to…