Hey! Listen to Yovel!

The Hellenic black metal scene (AKA black metal from Greece) is known for many things. Chief amongst those is probably Rotting Christ or, if you run in Heavy Blog circles, Spectral Lore. As far as sound goes, popular Hellenic black metal is usually very “large” and flamboyant, influenced strongly by…

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Kvlt Kolvmn // March 2020

Welcome, once more, to Kvlt Kolvmn. It’s… I mean, the world is the fucking worst right now. If a global pandemic of unprecedented modern proportions wasn’t enough, widespread unemployment, looming global economic catastrophe, and a complete exposition of the failures of the US healthcare system have made March one of…

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Heavy Delinquency – Locust Leaves’ “A Subtler Kind of Light”

Welcome, once again, to the column which exists solely so we could have a place to say: “hey, we fucked up”. And boy, did we fuck up this time; despite getting some traction in our circles, we never covered Locust Leaves’ 2017 release, A Subtler Kind of Light. It’s a major fuck up for several reasons: first, the project contains none other than Ayloss of Spectral Lore, one of my personal favorite musicians in black metal. Second, the album itself is a blend of progressive death metal, folk, black metal and avant-garde, basically ticking every single box of stuff that Heavy Blog cares about. And, lastly and most importantly, it’s fucking amazing.

Release Day Roundup – 1/19/18

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 unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…