Unmetal Monday // 9/9/2019

There’s a lot happening in the music world, and we here at Heavy Blog try our very best to keep up with it! Like the vast majority of heavy music fans, our tastes are incredibly vast, with our 3X3s in each Playlist Update typically covering numerous genres and sometimes a…

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Nielsen’s 2016 Music Industry Report: A Bullshit-Free Guide

It’s the beginning of the year, which means that people like ourselves who write about music and the music industry received a nicely-formatted press release from Nielsen’s PR firm touting their shiny new year-end report on the music industry from the past year. For those of us who find the sorts of things these reports deal with – namely the increasing prominence of digital streaming and its effects on all sectors of the industry – this report is like a second Christmas. And though the press release lays out all of the top-line findings of the report in neat little bullet points, it’s still a lot of information to take in with a lot of spin (or at least things left unsaid) to make everything sound as rosy as possible. So, as a public service to those who care, we present to you a brief, unfiltered guide to Nielsen’s 2016 music industry report.

The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

However, despite what the name implies, No One Deserves Happiness is NOT the warm, fuzzy Rom-Com soundtrack we all thought it might be, instead proving itself to be a strange, savage piece of music that fits somewhere between the usual output of The Body and a Rihanna album. It is odd in all the best ways, a true testament of counter-counter-culture, perfect for listening to while lurking in a basement somewhere with the lights off, refusing to shower, refusing to use even a smidgeon of deodorant for fear that it may actually attract someone of the opposite sex. Yes, this album is nasty, a true central pillar in a world of grime, but oddly enough, poppy in the most perverse way possible, a contrast that proves once again that The Body is unafraid to tread where others fear to go, refusing to set trends because the music is abrasive to the point where no one in their right mind would want to copy it. With all of this in mind, enter No One Deserves Happiness, a masterpiece of perverted pop music.

EXCLUSIVE: New Eye Ra Haze Vlog and Slayer Guitar Cover

Last week, New York based rockers Eye Ra Haze showed us their softer side by performing a cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay.’ This week, the group goes hard with a guitar playthrough of Slayer’s ‘Disciple,’ which really shows the band’s broad influences. Check out the cover below, performed by guitarist Nicole Papastavrou,…

2012 Grammys: Even More Idiotic

We now interrupt your previously scheduled METAL for some mindless bullshit! Please bear with us. It’s pretty hard to describe the amount of fucked up that goes into the process of picking a Grammy nominee, let alone a winner, but it’s clear that the group of people involved in those…

Guilty Pleasure: Metal Covers of Pop Songs

Alright, I will admit that the recent trend in pop songs (Ke$ha, Lady Gaga etc.) are a guilty pleasure of mine. Well, that guilty pleasure reached new levels when I discovered metal cover/remixes of said songs. I even divided them into a few categories, but there is one important rule:…