Death’s Door – November 2019

Welcome, Hellions, to Death’s Door. We’ve reached peak faux happiness around the world, and quite frankly I’ve had just about enough of it. Good thing we have some fresh and crispy death metal to get us through these disgustingly cheerful times.  There’s no way around it at this point. What…

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Editors’ Picks – November 2019

November! I love November. That’s when it starts to really get cold in Israel. November is also when music starts to slow down as people prepare for the Big Freeze (both in temperatures and in social presence) that is December. However, this is 2019 and all the Old Laws do…

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Release Day Roundup – 11/1/19

Editor’s Note: I’m glad to welcome longtime reader Remi VL as 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. -Scott Murphy Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to…

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181 – Corporate Blast Beats

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we discuss new releases by Nile and Fit for an Autopsy. Then, a bunch of Youtube videos: Rob Scallon and Andrew Huang make an album in a day, Tantacrul and corporate music, and Tom “Fountainhead” covering Nevermore’s “Narcosynthesis” with a fretless guitar doing the vocals. Finally, cool people time with Valfaris, Deadly Premonition and Outer Worlds. Enjoy!

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Hour of Penance – Misotheism

  There’s often a lot of emphasis on the best death metal being progressive or technical – especially around these parts; And often the best death metal is the most progressive and/or technical. Yet, also often, it’s easy to loose sight of what made death metal so appealing in the…

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177 – Vile Memetic Rites

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! Some good stuff, some not so good stuff. Decide for yourself! Gone In April, Shaped In Dreams, Leprous, Borknagar, Nile, Despised Icon, Jacob Collier, Weeping Sores, Melodicka Bros. Then we do cool people time with It Chapter 2, Hbomberguy’s video about Director’s Cuts, and Don’t Let Go. Enjoy!

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Hey! Listen to Catalyst!

Progressive and technical death metal has been having a real moment over the last couple of years. As with everything, however, there is a dark side to the genre’s current boom. With so many fantastic progressive death metal albums flooding the market, listeners run the risk of becoming disaffected by…

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Hath – Of Rot and Ruin

2018 was a big year for progressive death metal, with outstanding releases coming from the likes of Rivers of Nihil, Alkaloid, Slugdge, Obscura and Beyond Creation – just to name a few. However, those bands also all already established and lauded acts. While there were a couple of head-turning debuts…

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