The Osedax – Meridians

There’s always one album in the beginning of the year which I wasn’t expecting and which ends up blowing me completely away. It’s so consistent that I’ve come to expect it by now and, lo and behold, 2020’s iteration has arrived with full fanfare. The Osedax might be a name…

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Doomsday – Best of 2019

My word, heaviest of all bloggers! It’s the ending of another year. The death of time is inevitable, as is all of our impending doom. Let us commemorate another year with a climactic post. As I was pulling everything together for all of my different best of the year lists,…

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Monolord – No Comfort

It’s always nice to see artists evolve. Even if it doesn’t quite work out, it’s cool to see that they’re willing to try new things and change their ways a bit to accomplish a new goal of achieving something different. But there’s a fine line for a band to “grow…

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Mizmor – Cairn

Blackened doom is a metal subgenre that has, to my ears, remained mostly untapped compared to other genre-meshing hybrids. Blackened death, death-doom, blackgaze, and blackened thrash all have a list of artists that could be considered legends in each respective camp (dISEMBOWELMENT, Deafheaven, and Destroyer 666/Aura Noir come to mind).…

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Doomsday – August 2019

A distant bellowing greeting to you all, Heaviest of Bloggers! As we bring summer to an end, we’re in that long and miserable stretch of the dog days where you think autumn is just around the corner. Much like a funeral doom track, it just seems to stretch out further…

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Hippie Death Cult – 111

What I like best about getting my paws on a debut record is experiencing the twofoldness of the statement that is made on this introduction. The record simultaneously says “this is definitively us” and “this is just the beginning.” (Well, hopefully it’s not the end so soon, right?) Portland quartet…

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Bestialord – Black Mass Wedding

As a contributor to Heavy Blog, I’ve found that the most satisfying thing to do is to follow a band from their beginning. You get to see how artists can evolve and learn from their mistakes or just figure out how to do things better. Songwriting can improve with time…

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Doomsday – July 2019

A thousand greetings unto thee, Heaviest of All Bloggers! Another month has passed, so another review of the slow and low is very much required. Much like last month, I’ve been thinking more and more about metal’s place in the world throughout the seasons. It’s just this recurring thought I…

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