Polaris – The Death of Me

Polaris’s debut record, The Mortal Coil (2017) was the first album I ever reviewed for Heavy Blog. While my life remains largely unchanged since then, a lot of has happened for the band in the interim. At the time of their debut, the Sydney act were an undeniable local act…

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Loathe – I Let It in and It Took Everything

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.   That there has been quite the buzz around Liverpudlian quintet Loathe since their debut EP, Prepare Consume Proceed, dropped in 2016 makes the existence of skeptics and detractors as inevitable as a rabid and dedicated fanbase.  Their first full-length, The…

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Giver – Sculpture of Violence

It takes a lot these days for me to get into modern hardcore, particularly that which shows clear roots to certain subsets of the genre. During the late ‘90s and throughout the ‘00s we saw a lot of hardcore acts that started to infuse their sound with themes more commonly…

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Vatican – Sole Impulse

Over the past few years (and specifically in 2018), I’ve been taken aback by the critical affinity with metalcore. It’s not just because of the music itself, though I’ll admit that I’m not particularly fond of recent critically acclaimed albums from bands like Code Orange and Vein. No, what really…

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Doomsday – November 2019

A most thankful of all days, fellow Heaviest of Bloggers! May your Thanksgiving dinner be much like a stoner doom song: tasty, big, and seemingly unending! For my part, I have brought a smorgasbord of riffs, low tunings, bass beats, and slow tempos for the feast. Indeed, we will “wrap…

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