AMA (Ask Metal Anything) – June 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 Group!…

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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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Hypno5e – A Distant (Dark) Source

We are continually told that attention spans are ever-shortening. Especially where creative media is concerned, shorter is supposedly better. People are more likely to read a sentence than a paragraph, or a paragraph rather than a chapter, or listen to a single more than an album. Fortunately – not least…

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Best of 2009

Well folks, it’s that time once again: Album of the Year content is just ahead of us and the list-making engines have already been watered with the blood of magazines and blogs who think the year ends in November. As for us, we’re only getting things arranged and calculated out.…

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Coilguns – Watchwinders

Since splintering away from The Ocean in 2012, the three core members of Coilguns didn’t just form a band, but cultivate their own ecosystem. They have developed a large network of interconnected projects, featuring various combinations of the three and other, mostly Swiss, musicians. In turn, these projects make their…

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Alcest – Spiritual Instinct

Deafheaven’s Sunbather may have blown up the post-black metal sound to a wider audience in 2013, but it was France’s Alcest — lead by prolific black metal musician Stephane “Niege” Pault — that is perhaps ultimately responsible for the wash of reverberating tremolo picks, blastbeats, and emphasis on melodic and…

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