216 – Valhalla Baits Me

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week, we discuss some cool new music stuff. It was a good one! Namely Death Orchestra (literally Death + an orchestra), Plaguebringer, Unprocessed, In Malice's Wake, Contrarian, A... Read More...

214 – Content With The Content

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week, we discuss some new content. Content from Dark Tranquillity, Killer Be Killed, Venom Prison, Devin Townsend, Soilwork, Archspire, Trivium, Within the Ruins, Beaten to Death ... Read More...

Hey! Listen to Kaerulean!

Progressive death metal is known for painting with an epic and broad brushstroke. This can create fantastic albums and bloated messes both; there needs to be a clear direction and purpose to the scale. Otherwise, the music runs together and nothing of much worth is achieved. Luckily, the Australian Kaerulean have an intricate concept behind their Metempsychosis, a concept which lends the album some much needed cohesion. Spanning influences like Opeth, Between the Buried and Me and more operatic sounds like Dark Tranquillity, the death metal on this album is intricate, synth heavy and concept heavy. If you like ever-shifting time signatures, intricately written guitar leads and complex orchestration head on down below!

60 – AOTY 2016 Deliberations, Part 2: Vape Out

I'm lazy so I'll copy paste this from last week: So we're doing a two-part series on picking the podcast's official albums of the year 2016. We start with the blog's list of 400+ albums that are worth consideration this year, whittle it down to 86 albums we care about, and then start cutting them. The objective is to get to a ranked list of 10 items and an overall list of 20 albums. We got down to about 45 last week until the cuts really start to hurt. This week we go down to 20, then to 10. This was real fun to do, so I hope you all enjoy too! The lists will be posted below.