Exulansis – Sequestered Sympathy

“Arresting” is a word which should be used for music more often. That is just a convoluted way of saying that I wish more music was arresting. Since music accompanies me pretty much during everything I do, there’s a tendency for even some of the best stuff out there to…

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Hey! Listen to Ashbringer!

Technically, I could have made this post one of our Heavy Delinquency posts. Not because so long has passed since Ashbringer released their most recent album, Absolution, but because it’s really too damn good to have waited so long to write about it. Regardless of the name of this post,…

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Kvlt Kolvmn // July 2019

I had my cursor hovering over the “Purchase” button for tickets to The Dark Knight Rises the night of the Century Aurora shooting. I grew up going to that theater, as it was about ten minutes away from my childhood home. I decided not to purchase them an hour before…

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Editors’ Picks – July 2019

July! What a terrible, awful month it is for anyone who suffers from the heat like I do. Actually, I’ve looked back on my previous two Editors’ Picks from July and I complained about the heat and the summer there as well, so perhaps I’ll refrain from doing that again,…

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Release Day Roundup – 7/19/19

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 unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked…

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Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology

One of the most elusive skills, a skill in dire need in metal especially, is the ability to balance between tension and release. It is in short supply everywhere, to be sure, since nailing the very subtle moments that connect a high-energy riff, for example, and a moving, quieter segment…

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Shabti – Trembling and Shorn

We here at Heavy Blog love music of all kinds with a special focus on our metal. We love a good niche sound record as much as anybody. That’s not to mention the underground and less known bands we tend to try to promote. Each of us on the blog,…

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