Editors’ Picks – July 2020

We’re still doing this, huh? We’re still pretending as if this is as worse as it gets, as if it this is rough, sure, but we can do this, we got this? For me, July (and August) are when everything gets even worse because, on top of the rest of…

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Release Day Roundup – 7/24/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. 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…

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The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay

“IT FEELS LIKE HELL.” Nothing describes Slow Decay, the tenth studio offering from core titans The Acacia Strain, better than its own opening decree. After the surprise Christmas release of critically acclaimed It Comes in Waves, the band hinted there was more to come. Little did we know they’d follow…

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Aversions Crown – Hell Will Come For Us All

Deathcore isn’t dead. You may wish it was, but if the much-maligned subgenre’s output over the past few years has been any indication, deathcore on every level is alive, well, and thriving. Staples like Fit For An Autopsy, Thy Art Is Murder, Infant Annihilator, Carnifex, Despised Icon, and Whitechapel have…

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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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