STÖNER – Stoners Rule

It’s once again summer time, friends. To me, summer is usually a little odd in that it feels very strange to listen to metal of any kind. Metal always feels like a fall and winter thing. You know what I mean. ... Read More...

Doomsday // June 2021

A monolithic greeting unto thee, Heaviest of All Bloggers! It is unbelievably good to be writing to you all again. I know I do this every month, but this month feels very different for me. My wife and I are fu... Read More...

Bask – III

As I get older and write more and more for Heavy Blog Is Heavy, the thing that keeps me motivated is to hear how music is changing. As a 30-something dude, it’s really cool to hear how bands that were huge to ... Read More...

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 f... Read More...

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 i... Read More...

Baroness – Gold & Grey

It’s always a tricky thing when an established group puts out a new record. You don’t want to get your hopes up necessarily, but you’re just really looking forward to hearing it. Especially if that artist is o... Read More...