Hey! Listen to Mindforce!

When asked to name classic heavy metal bands, the ones that come to mind are Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Cirith Ungol, Mercyful Fate and Mindforce right? Wait, Mindforce the hardcore band? Ok, maybe not in the true sense when mentioning heavy metal but these gentlemen from New York sure go…

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Playlist Swap // 5/6/2020

Even a cursory glance of our biweekly playlist updates 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, where two of our contributors pick their favorite track from each of the nine albums in their grid…

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Into the Pit – First Quarter 2020

Howdy headbangers! Josh here, I’m officially taking over Into the Pit while Pete’s off trying to make the world a better place and whatnot. This means two things: a) it’s gonna get a whole lot groovier around here, and b) subheadings! The best quarterly releases from the world of thrash…

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Code Orange – Underneath

The runaway success of Code Orange’s previous album Forever (2017) left a lot of us here at Heavy Blog pretty baffled. While its combination of hardcore and industrial was certainly novel, it wasn’t necessarily “original”, and the band’s forays into moody alt-rock appeared under-developed to say the least. Nevertheless, the…

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191 – Boomer Death Metal

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about new material by Lamb of God, Ihsahn, August Burns Red, Sepultura, and Scary Pocket’s cover of Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek. Finally, Kerrang’s list of the top 50 greatest death metal bands right now. Then, cool people time with Amazon’s new show Hunters, the hidden brilliance of the story driven platformer Horace, Netflix’s Locke & Key adaptation, Wolcen: Lords of Shadow, and Eden’s new podcast over at Anarchy SF! Enjoy!

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Release Day Roundup – 2/7/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is 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. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

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Sepultura – Quadra

Quadra is Sepultura’s best album since Roots (1996). That might seem like a trite assessment, since the same has often been said about each of their albums since at least Kairos (2011), and has also arguably been true of all of their albums since Roorback (2003). Nevertheless, the fact remains…

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Hey! Listen to Dragged Under!

2020 is off to a hell of start, with great releases from all across the musical spectrum already and plenty more on the horizon as well. When spoile for choice, it’s often sensible to fall back on old favourites and familiar offerings. However, it’s also often those less expected territories…

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