Fen – The Dead Light

I don’t think there’s music more suited for the winter months than atmospheric black metal. Each year, as the weather gets colder and the snow builds to less-than-comfortable levels, a nice spin through an Alcest, Panopticon, or Wolves in the Throne Room record gives my heart the appropriate amount of…

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Release Day Roundup – 12/6/19

Editor’s Note: I’m glad to welcome longtime reader Remi VL as 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. -Scott Murphy Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to…

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Kvlt Kolvmn – March 2019

Welcome to Kvlt Kolvmn. The frost melts. Snow leaves the clouds for the foreseeable future. Pathways of ice turn slowly into cool puddles, eventually reduced to nothing. Winter is gone. Spring ascends. Boo, says I. It’s a good thing we have black metal to keep us nice and frostbitten as…

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Hey! Listen to Dawnwalker!

My heart is warmed by artists who categorize themselves into really weird, specific, or wholly unique genres. Not only is it a plus to know immediately that the band doesn’t find themselves represented by conventional labels, but it also adds a healthy dose of mystery and intrigue. Take for example…

Editors’ Picks: March 2017

We like to joke around here pretty constantly that the amount of quality music out there in the world for us to consume and critique is magnitudes more than we can possibly manage, that we are drowning in a sea of music and are suffering mightily for it. We are all the “Why can’t I hold all these limes?” guy.

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 3/17/17

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

UK Fest ArcTanGent Announces Headliners

  The UK festival scene is great — that’s not a brag, it’s just pretty much a fact. Between Bloodstock, Damnation and the newly born Temples Fest, we’re spoilt for choice. But that hasn’t stopped more and more popping up. Take for instance, Arctangent, which in itself isn’t precisely a…

Winterfylleth Release New Track ‘Void Of Light

English black metal seems to be on the up lately. With bands like A Forest Of Stars, Fen, Old Corpse Road and Winterfylleth holding up the underground, it looks like we can all start getting over the fact that we were responsible for the creation of Cradle Of Filth! Jabs aside, Mancunian four-piece Winterfylleth return…