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Extreme metal is already a niche unto itself, laden with sub-genres upon sub-genres. Yet, even by extreme metal’s obscure standards, depressive deathcore solo projects by transgender artists, is probably about as specific as the genre is likely to get and, if Codex Omega is anything to go by, the world…

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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…

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Against Change – 2019 in Review

Change is overrated. There’s this idea that if you look back at the recent [insert time period here] and you don’t see change in your life, you’re doing something wrong. This simple difference comparison is then labelled “growth” and, under the same logic as the capitalist market, is put on…

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Heavy Blog’s Top 50 Albums of 2019

This is one of those years where you’re writing your end of year summary every day. It’s a year which inundated all of us with so much music, and from so many angles and genres, that it almost begged to constantly be analyzed, made sense of, and conceptualized. I’ve written…

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Heavy Blog’s Top 25 Albums of 2019 (So Far)

2019 is a big year in more ways than one. For starters, it’s one year before the the big 2020, where our collective minds lose themselves (there’s a joke on one of the album titles in here) over a round number. Are you ready for “Best of The Decade” lists?…

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The Anatomy Of – Ithaca

The staying power of Holy Roar Records’ current roster has only been amplified by the furious metallic hardcore of Ithaca. As you might have you seen from our review of their stunning LP The Language Of Injury, these young and boisterous noisemakers make heartache heavier than ever; their picks for…

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Ithaca – The Language of Injury

“I’m not here to make friends.”  As statements of Ithaca’s intent go, this screamed refrain is about as concise as they come.  Ithaca have been a near-constant presence in London’s teeming hardcore scene for some years now. Finally, after two EPs and countless shows, their hard work has been rewarded with the…

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