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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Doomsday – June 2019

Many good tidings unto thee, heaviest of all bloggers! It is that most blessed occasion of the month where we discuss the best of our favorite genre, and a fun thought occurred to me. In previous columns, I have discussed how winter is the best time for listening to doom.…

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Doomsday – May 2019

It’s that time once again, O Heaviest of all Bloggers. Spring turning slowly into summer is such an odd time of year for metal, I think. Everyone else in the world is looking to get their beach bodies ready as the sun comes out more frequently and people get more…

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Earth – Full Upon Her Burning Lips

The quintessential difficult decision is almost always a “lesser of two evils” situation. In music, this typically manifests in an artist’s path forward; do they forge ahead along the charted path, or divert into untrodden territory? We can look at bands like Opeth, Kayo Dot and Ulver as examples of…

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Saint Vitus – Saint Vitus

It’s always a bit of a treat to see bands that have been around for years keep churning out new material. Sometimes these bands can still make great records well into their second, third, and even fourth decade of operation. Avid readers of Heavy Blog will remember our love for…

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