Cool People Column – 3/30/20

It’s been said that there’s more to life than music and, while we remain sceptical, we’ve decided to test the premise with our new bi-weekly Cool People Column! Noyan and Eden already bring you great pop culture recommendations and discussions each week on Heavy Pod is Heavy, but why should…

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Doomsday – February 2020

Hello, heaviest of all bloggers! I have emerged from my den of blankets and sweatshirts in the frozen mountains to deliver riffs unto you all. It was with great effort and personal sacrifice that I did this. Everyone knows once you disturb the environment of a good blanket cocoon, all…

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Doomsday – January 2020

And thus it begins again, O Heaviest of All Bloggers. The death of the old. The birth of the new. A tale as old as time because it is the story of time. It all seems so very cold, inhuman, bitter, and cruel. But at least we get new music…

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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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Boris – LOVE & EVOL

Writing about a band as foundational to their genre and as monolithic in the landscape of post-Y2K metal as the Japanese amplifier cult known as Boris is tough. Trying to wear the hats of both fan and critic for these sorts of bands is always difficult; the same album elicits…

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Wallowing – Planet Loss

Where to start with a traditionally British doom band that have plunged headfirst into a dystopian sci-fi future fitting of the artwork they adorn their debut with? Wallowing’s debut full-length Planet Loss (the band’s first real recording of any merit) jams high-brow concepts of self and humanity’s folly into doom…

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Ufomammut – XX

Twenty years is a long time. A decades-spanning career is a dream most bands fail to actualize, so celebrations are certainly in order for Italian psychedelic doom masterminds Ufomammut. You simply can’t last that long without breaking some new ground, blowing some minds, evolving as to not bore your following,…

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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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