Xibalba – Años En Infierno

Xibalba first made a name for themselves based on the sheer power of their particular blend of crushing  hardcore and brutal death metal. Although few, if any, have matched the intensity of their output, the increasing crossover between the hardcore and death metal scenes, along with the (over-)saturation of the…

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AMA (Ask Metal Anything) – April 2020

AMA is Heavy Blog’s monthly community Q&A column, where readers ask questions across the gamut, and we are legally required by the universal laws of “AMA” to answer them! These are edited and excerpted transcripts. To see full transcripts and participate in future conversations, join the Heavy Blog Facebook Community…

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187 – Immanuel, See You Next Tuesday

We’re back! This week we discuss Underoath, The Acacia Strain, Transcending Obscurity records and their bandcamp promotion, The PRP’s most viewed stories of the decade, Analog Staple (Obzen Slamjam), The Hell, and more! We have some good old philosophy nonsense. Enjoy!

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Against Change – 2019 in Review

Change is overrated. There’s this idea that if you look back at the recent [insert time period here] and you don’t see change in your life, you’re doing something wrong. This simple difference comparison is then labelled “growth” and, under the same logic as the capitalist market, is put on…

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Stray From The Path – Internal Atomics

It’s easy to overlook the fact that Stray From The Path have been releasing music for nearly two decades. Their Long Island hardcore roots might seem a million miles away from their globally-approved, for the most part, rapped metal attack, but they’ve honestly never ahem strayed too far from their…

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Whitechapel – The Valley

Listening back to Whitechapel’s much-maligned 2016 record, Mark of the Blade, I’m finding it difficult to discern exactly what I’m meant to dislike about it. Am I meant to resent it for being a watered-down continuation of the groove-heavy sound the band had developed over their past two albums? Or…

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Unearth – Extinction(s)

Unearth sound like Thy Art is Murder now. That’s the big takeaway from their brand spanking new seventh album, the coyly titled Extinction(s). Yet just because its ultimate evaluation, along with the album itself, is overly reductive doesn’t mean it’s not still a fierce slab of hyper-aggressive metalcore, with plenty…

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