204 – Emperor Of Sand Is The Best Mastodon Album

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about movies, and how our perception of them changes over time. Oh, and also music. Nekrogoblikon’s cover of System of a Down’s “Chop Suey”, and new material from The Ocean, Mike Shinoda, Spiritbox and Pain of Salvation (which triggers a long discussion about Nordic Prog, including Leprous). Then, cool people time with Cure, Ju-on: Origins, Desperados 3 and more. Enjoy!

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203 – In Flames At Home

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold making a statement about BLM, Clipping’s new song on the matter, System of a Down being divided on the issue, and Fit for An Autopsy guitarist Pat doing his part. Also, some new and not so new music, in the form of Nevermore covers from Paladin, some techno-thrash in Lör and Vauxdvihl and Alarum, In Flames remastering and re-recording Clayman, and then new stuff from Protest the Hero, Cytotoxin and Unleash the Archers. Then, cool people stuff with Hannibal and The Last of Us Part II. Enjoy!

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Into the Pit: Thrash Metal Mailbag

Hello fellow pit-sters! This month, I thought we could do something a little different. You all know I’ve been playing fast and loose with the schedule of this column, and August will be no different! Fellow thrash Josh Bulleid and I thought we’d introduce ourselves to you all a little…

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Sum 41 – Order in Decline

One of the great things about following a band throughout the arc of their career is being there for the moments when they hit on periodic successes and evolve over time. On the latest offering from Canadian punk vets, Sum 41, we get a glimpse at their continued growth and…

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Black Peaks – All That Divides

It’s a fair assessment that most bands would maim their bass player in a heartbeat if it would guarantee them the kind of album cycle that Black Peaks had for their debut, Statues. Following its release, the buzz that had been steadily building around the band snowballed into a roar,…

133 – The Sausage Factory

Another week, another #content. This week we talk about some news, some releases, and some other random stuff. Serj talking about why they’re not working on a new System of a Down album, Mikael Akerfeldt talking about the upcoming Opeth album, Eden talking about his band Instar’s new single, the new Pig Destroyer song, and new albums by Obscura and Between the Buried and Me. Oh, and also the new Horrendous track, and last year’s Ne Obliviscaris album. Finally, cool people stuff with some classic sci-fi, some modern sci-fi, and some horror. Enjoy!

Best of 1998

Welcome back to our “Best of” column! This isn’t the first time we’ve celebrated twenty year milestones, but this installment is a bit more meaningful for all of us here at Heavy Blog. This list comes a week after we passed 20,000 likes on Facebook, a testament to how much…