David Bowie – ★

In sitting down to pen this review, neither of the two obvious starting points seemed to suffice as a substantial introduction. Stating the obvious would’ve stretched far past redundancy; every attentive person is well aware by now that ★ is the final sonic statement from incomparable music legend David Bowie. Yet, the…

Sunn O))) – Kannon

There’s no contention that Sunn O))) masterminds Greg Anderson & Stephen O’Malley have remained active in the six years since Monoliths & Dimensions (2009). This year alone (before Kannon was even announced), Anderson’s doom metal side project Goatsnake released Black Ages Blue, and O’Malley composed an orchestral piece named Gruidés, demonstrating both men’s persistent musical restlessness. More notably were last year’s highest-profile…

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – Playlist Swap – 11/6/15

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…

Starter Kit: Drone

Drone metal is perhaps the metal subgenre that most necessitates a Starter Kit for curious listeners. While skeptics/detractors may acknowledge the talent of most metal subgenres while criticizing the music, most people who encounter the seemingly never-ending wall of distortion and repetition that is drone metal often question if what…

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…

Gofundme For Scott Kelly and Wife Goes Live

Many fans of the blog will doubtless know the name Scott Kelly. The mastermind behind not only Neurosis but countless collaborations and Neurot Recordings has recently announced that on March 24th, his wife Sarah woke up unable to walk or see. She was promptly admitted to a local medical center,…