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The Metal Community Remembers Brian Shields

Brian had an incredible impact not only on us here at Heavy Blog, but on an immense number of bands across the west coast and throughout the country. In honor of his life, we asked members of many different bands that Brian was in touch with to share with us how he helped them musically, and how much an impact he had on their lives.
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All Mosh, All Misery

2013 was a more than solid year for deathcore (a dirty word these days I understand but how else do you want me to describe it? Breakdeathscreamstep?) with releases from Fit For An Autopsy and Conducting From... Read More...
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Conducting From The Grave – Conducting From The Grave

Deathcore is a strange sub-genre. A lot like djent or metalcore, it had its day with several astronomically huge bands emerging on their way to world domination. Some of these bands survived, others fell, and a new crop of pretenders arrived to take their shot. This is just a long winded introduction to an album from a band who could simply be stuck in the deathcore aisle. Conducting From The Grave however, with this most recent delivery (their first self release since leaving Sumerian) are so much more than just that. This is a "core" album that grabs, shakes and violently beats around the head with a calculated and thoughtful brutality. So much so that someone, somewhere, is already thinking of a new moniker for this particular brand of death metal inspired mvsik.