Hey! Listen to Earthdiver!

Like everybody else in the world with a lick of sense, I was hanging out at home the other day and just flipping through Bandcamp. I’ve gotten this new habit of poking through the new releases and top sellers and just listening to a song or two if I like…

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Black Curse – Endless Wound

Denver, Colorado is a beautiful city. There are dozens of gorgeous parks, plenty of great restaurants and bars, fantastic local beer and whiskey, a vibrant outdoor culture, and all situated about 45 minutes from one of the largest and most magisterial mountain ranges on earth. I’ve lived in its metropolitan…

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Release Day Roundup – 4/17/20

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…

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Gatecreeper – Deserted

It’s been a good while since death metal has seen a significant pull toward mainstream recognition. The genre’s heyday is rife with stories of monetary success and cultural recognition (just look up the histories of Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, and Morbid Angel for vindication), but more recent iterations of death metal…

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Vale of Pnath – Accursed

Over the past several years, few scenes in the metal world have rivaled the expansive growth and quality of the music coming out of Denver, Colorado. Khemmis, Primitive Man, Blood Incantation, Spectral Voice, In the Company of Serpents, Dreadnought, Of Feather and Bone, Allegaeon, and Green Druid are but a…

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Spirit Adrift – Divided By Darkness

The traditional heavy metal revival is still in full swing in 2019 thankfully. Some of this stuff can lean to the cheesier power metal aspect which is fun in its own right but doesn’t always have that artistic bent to it that many listeners appreciate in their music. The best…

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Doomsday – 2018 In Review

A dark and foreboding greeting to you, heaviest of Heavy Bloggers! Yes, I’m afraid it’s that time again. The death of the year 2018 demands a review, and we would be quite foolish not to oblige. It’s been another very solid year for doom metal. Personal favorites and genre darlings alike have returned with huge releases, up and comers have made themselves known, and a certain giant of the scene made a comeback after a far too long hiatus. What’s not to like about DOOM 2018?

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Heavy Blog’s Top 25 Albums of 2018 (So Far)

Midpoint. Half in, half out. Shadow. A divide. Balance. The semantic milieu surrounding stuff that’s divided 50/50 is incredibly rich; it opens some of the greatest cultural creations of all time (“Midway upon the journey of our life / I found myself within a forest dark” – Dante’s The Inferno) and…