Doomsday – October 2019

A most spooky and haunting greeting unto you all, heaviest of all bloggers! The days are shorter and the nights are longer. You might even be able to fit an entire funeral doom track in an evening at this season. I really love this time of year. First of all,…

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Golden Core – Fimbultýr

Music is a funny thing sometimes. The definition of what qualifies as music is so open-ended that it seems like anything could really qualify. From the most complex of baroque classical suites to the 2 second long burst of noise that is Napalm Death’s classic “You Suffer”, music can truly…

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Boris – LOVE & EVOL

Writing about a band as foundational to their genre and as monolithic in the landscape of post-Y2K metal as the Japanese amplifier cult known as Boris is tough. Trying to wear the hats of both fan and critic for these sorts of bands is always difficult; the same album elicits…

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Doomsday – September 2019

Greetings unto thee, Heaviest of All Bloggers! Come with me as it is nearing our time once again! The summer is slowly fading, the heat gently abating. The longer the days get, the shorter the wait until darkness comes! Autumn really is one of my favorite times of year. There…

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Goatess – Blood and Wine

Whenever I put a new record on for the first time, there’s always a thought that comes in my head about how did the band decide upon their music. I mean that more in the sense of was there some kind of discussion upon forming the band that they were…

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Monolord – No Comfort

It’s always nice to see artists evolve. Even if it doesn’t quite work out, it’s cool to see that they’re willing to try new things and change their ways a bit to accomplish a new goal of achieving something different. But there’s a fine line for a band to “grow…

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Hippie Death Cult – 111

What I like best about getting my paws on a debut record is experiencing the twofoldness of the statement that is made on this introduction. The record simultaneously says “this is definitively us” and “this is just the beginning.” (Well, hopefully it’s not the end so soon, right?) Portland quartet…

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Doomsday – January 2019

Happy new year to you, heaviest of Heavy Bloggers! Time for that fresh start you’ve all been waiting for. New year, new Doomsday! January, much like December, is a weird time for music. Everybody has that refresh period after the holidays to get their heads back together. You will see…

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Goblinsmoker – Toad King

It’s a rare sight indeed to see the combination of black metal and stoner riffs. Stoner ideas have gotten into just about everything else, but it so very, VERY rarely enters the realm of the overwhelming darkness of black metal. The biggest example that comes to mind is Cough, but…

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