Kvlt Kolvmn – June 2020

Welcome to Kvlt Kolvmn. Another month of hell, another month of premium black metal. Our favorite places may be unsafe to visit, but icy soundscapes of death and evil are always a healthy substitute. Hope your continued quarantine is chock full of some of the best black metal has to…

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Firelink – Firelink

I like video games. I like metal. But what about when the latter draws its inspiration from the former? In the world of consumer media, video games + anything typically stands synonymous with absolutely horrendous quality. Film in particular has had a rough go in bringing video games to life…

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Sxuperion – Omniscient Pulse

Some metal albums contain atmosphere elements. Some metal albums ARE atmosphere. I’m thinking about releases like Spectral Voice’s thrilling debut full-length, or Darkspace’s four part ambient black metal opus. These kinds of records are not designed with a piecemeal atmospheric aesthetic in mind, but are instead composed and performed with…

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Ulthar – Providence

The past few years have seen a glut of new death metal bands emerge on the scene at a seemingly exponential clip. Even for someone who listens to hundreds of new records in the genre per year it can be tough to keep up. Every new trip ‘round the sun…

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Editors’ Picks – May 2020

As I am writing to you today, the world burns. Melodramatic, right? But, if we’re being honest, I could open this post with these words every month. Hell, I could open every single post like this because every single day, the world burns. Amidst this burning, there are a lot…

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Afterbirth – Four Dimensional Flesh

Brutal death metal, especially in its more technical manifestations, has been experiencing something of a renaissance as of late. Devourment, Wormed, Organectomy, Infant Annihilator, Unfathomable Ruination, Disentomb, and a host of others dropped albums in 2019 that could easily be counted among their finest work, setting the table for a…

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Outliers // 2019

You’ve seen it. You’ve debated it. You’ve cried over it. But what’s done is done: Our list of the best albums of the year is behind us, and there is much rejoicing. But what about the albums we loved that didn’t make the final cut? For those of you who…

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Heavy Blog’s Top 50 Albums of 2019

This is one of those years where you’re writing your end of year summary every day. It’s a year which inundated all of us with so much music, and from so many angles and genres, that it almost begged to constantly be analyzed, made sense of, and conceptualized. I’ve written…

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