Doomsday – August 2019

A distant bellowing greeting to you all, Heaviest of Bloggers! As we bring summer to an end, we’re in that long and miserable stretch of the dog days where you think autumn is just around the corner. Much like a funeral doom track, it just seems to stretch out further…

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Horseburner – The Thief

While I hate to write a review for a band in context with other bands, it would be difficult not to mention our current sludgy overlords of Mastodon and Baroness with Horseburner. It’s interesting to see how a previous generation of metal darlings has a strong influence on rising musicians.…

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Grogus – Four Kings

What ever happened to unpredictability? The Baroness, the Mastodon, when they were sneaky. You miss those old familiar bands, waiting just around the bend. Now though they’re everywhere you look, they’re quite different from their reckless and wild beginnings. They reigned it in. They matured. It’s nonsensical to argue that…

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Torche – Admission

On this blog, we’re frequently talking about really dark music. Obviously, we cover black metal and death metal. But there’s also the subgenres like dissonant black metal or brutal death metal. Another heavy hitter is grindcore which can sound equally evil (and personally way tougher than the other genres, but…

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Baroness – Gold & Grey

It’s always a tricky thing when an established group puts out a new record. You don’t want to get your hopes up necessarily, but you’re just really looking forward to hearing it. Especially if that artist is one of your favorites. You don’t want to project on them but it’s…

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Pound – ••

As a music critic, I’ve always strived to go beyond curation by attempting to contextualize the artists and albums I review. Of course, finding and recommending noteworthy new music is still an important part of the job, especially in today’s saturated music market. But the opportunity for deeper analysis has…

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