Editors’ Picks – April 2020

On the last episode of our podcast, Noyan challenged me with a question: is “The Golden Age of Metal” over? I had made the point that we’re living in the Golden Age of Metal back in 2016, although the idea was boiling around in Heavy Blog circles since at least…

Share
  • spread the world
2930 views

Playlist Swap // 5/6/2020

Even a cursory glance of our biweekly playlist updates will reveal that there is a great deal of variety among our staff’s musical tastes. Due to this, we brainstormed the idea of Playlist Swap, where two of our contributors pick their favorite track from each of the nine albums in their grid…

Share
  • spread the world
1102 views

Genre Genesis // Elder – “Embers”

Genre Genesis is our monthly column dedicated to the hardworking and endlessly patient partners of Heavy Blog editors and writers, who are, shall we say, not nearly as invested in heavier music as we tend to be. We offer them a track from an artist we’re currently enjoying and ask…

Share
  • spread the world
1774 views

Doomsday, April 2020

Good morrow to thee, Heaviest of All Bloggers. I have returned! Much like the earth, so too must I slumber and re-emerge stronger. I appreciate everyone’s patience and the back up from my fellow writers. My day job is tough work in the time of COVID-19, but somehow I survived…

Share
  • spread the world
1711 views

AMA (Ask Metal Anything) – April 2020

AMA is Heavy Blog’s monthly community Q&A column, where readers ask questions across the gamut, and we are legally required by the universal laws of “AMA” to answer them! These are edited and excerpted transcripts. To see full transcripts and participate in future conversations, join the Heavy Blog Facebook Community…

Share
  • spread the world
1355 views

Release Day Roundup – 4/24/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

Share
  • spread the world
3060 views

Elder – Omens

A new release from a beloved band is a chance to once again reconsider the question of identity. Like any artistic endeavor, an album is, on many levels, an expression of personality and a many-pronged statement of values, method, and taste on the part of those involved in its creation.…

Share
  • spread the world
5329 views

Hey! Listen to Besvärjelsen!

Alright folks, it’s time for yet another doom/psych/stoner release in 2019. Lord knows what it is about this year which is making psychedelic music blow up but blowing up it is. This time, we have Besvärjelsen (“conjuring”), hailing from Stockholm, with their aptly named Frost. On this, their fourth release,…

Share
  • spread the world
2054 views