The Anatomy Of – ORM

God, I love this column. More than any thing else we publish on the blog, The Anatomy Of breaks down the walls between listener, journalist, and artist, allowing us a sneak peek not only into specific artists and their influences but also the differences between individuals and their relationships with…

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Editors’ Picks – May 2017

This year charges on and doesn’t appear to show any signs of slowing down. As we near the six month mark (and our own Top 25 of 2017 So Far), it’s becoming apparent that 2017 hits on broader fronts than 2016 did. While the previous year was an amazing year for some very specific genres, there were others that suffered less than stellar performance. With 2017, there’s very little that’s left untouched, with great releases coming from left and right. The list below is a great example of this; it contains post rock, grindcore, jazz, psychedelic electronics, death metal, stoner and oh so much more. Each of these sub-genres have been producing great releases this year, giving 2017 the illusion of a siege. From us, the nominal besieged, a measure of elasticity is required; we must keep our ears open and listen to new places, places we might have abandoned up until now.

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 6/3/16

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with through your account, or create it manually with Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Author & Punisher – Melk En Honing

Helming hand crafted apparatus of machinery and electronics, Tristan Shone has managed to synthesize some of music’s ugliest and least accessible genres under his Author & Punisher moniker. Shone’s perverted marriage of noise, drone, doom and industrial catapults the listener into a cacophony of mechanized damnation. Simultaneously organic and artificial,…

Decapitated – Carnival Is Forever

Decapitated Carnival Is Forever 01. The Knife 02. United 03. Carnival Is Forever 04. Homo Sum 05. 404 06. A View From A Hole 07. Pest 08. Silence [07/15/11] [Nuclear Blast Records] No one ever said being in a death metal band would be easy, but no one should ever…