Immortal Bird – Thrive On Neglect

Crusty blackened proggy deathgrind. That’s how Immortal Bird describe their sound on social media. It’s enough of a mouthful that it will surely put some folks off before they even hit play, but that would be a mistake on their part. Four years on from the release of the criminally…

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Victims – The Horse and Sparrow Theory

Twenty years into a career loaded with releases, Victims could be forgiven for falling back into old habits and spitting out yet another d-beat driven blast of Scandinavian hardcore – tuned low, fuzzed over, and satisfyingly predictable. A band criminally underappreciated outside of their native land, Victims still have the…

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Irata – Tower

Like many of you, I’m always scrounging for something heavy to introduce to my non-metalhead friends; something that can be tossed on at a party without thought or kept in the pocket for crowd-pleasing carpooling tunes. Modern stoner rock lends itself particularly well to this task. With vocal lines that…

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Doomsday, April 2019

Greetings unto thee, heaviest of Heavy Bloggers! Hopefully, the majority of you have emerged from your wintry dens of protection and gotten some sun on your bodies. Maybe you even enjoyed that special holiday in April that doom dudes are really into. I’m speaking, of course, about Earth Day. What…

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Dub Trio – The Shape of Dub to Come

Eight years is an uncommonly long wait between chapters in any band’s story, but Dub Trio have always had a lassez-faire attitude to convention. Indeed, you can count the number of instrumental three-pieces forging a hybrid of heavy garage rock and experimental dub reggae on the fingers of one finger. Even…

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The Anatomy Of – Druids

Hello and welcome to another edition of our “The Anatomy Of” series, where we give bands the figurative microphone and let them talk about their biggest musical influences. The merits should be clear: through these picks, we can get an insight into what makes bands tick, stressing the reality that…

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