What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – Playlist Swap – 7/18/15

Even a cursory glance of our biweekly “What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To” posts (last weeks update here) 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,” another biweekly segment that takes place…

Trash Talk – 119

It has been a monumental year in hardcore. Whether it’s the dark and harrowing approach of Gaza’s No Absolutes in Human Suffering or the purely recreational 2 Hot 3 Handle by Heavy Blog favorites Cut Your Teeth, we have seen an incredibly diverse array of hardcore music. That isn’t even mentioning the emotionally charged and technically unforgiving Converge album or Xibalba’s Hasta La Muerte that reinvents the term “heavy”. Like I had said, this year is monumental. Whether it be fun, emotional, technical, heavy, fresh, or innovative, hardcore has had a hell of a run this year. Rounding out these releases however is Trash Talk’s latest offering 119. Blistering riffs that beg for stage dives and mosh pits, lyrics crafted for the most enthusiastic of sing alongs and iconography that would make Black Flag jealous, 119 has all the right ingredients to become a hardcore staple.