Doomsday – November 2019

A most thankful of all days, fellow Heaviest of Bloggers! May your Thanksgiving dinner be much like a stoner doom song: tasty, big, and seemingly unending! For my part, I have brought a smorgasbord of riffs, low tunings, bass beats, and slow tempos for the feast. Indeed, we will “wrap…

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Doomsday – September 2019

Greetings unto thee, Heaviest of All Bloggers! Come with me as it is nearing our time once again! The summer is slowly fading, the heat gently abating. The longer the days get, the shorter the wait until darkness comes! Autumn really is one of my favorite times of year. There…

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Saint Vitus – Saint Vitus

It’s always a bit of a treat to see bands that have been around for years keep churning out new material. Sometimes these bands can still make great records well into their second, third, and even fourth decade of operation. Avid readers of Heavy Blog will remember our love for…

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Spirit Adrift – Divided By Darkness

The traditional heavy metal revival is still in full swing in 2019 thankfully. Some of this stuff can lean to the cheesier power metal aspect which is fun in its own right but doesn’t always have that artistic bent to it that many listeners appreciate in their music. The best…

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Magic Circle – Departed Souls

2019 is still young, but there’s a few things you can say about music releases so far this year. There have been very few big releases so far, but there are a few trends you can see. Traditional sounding metal bands are making some big waves this year with huge…

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Candlemass – The Door to Doom

It’s always fun to dive deep into Bandcamp or Spotify or whatever music streaming app you use. I personally love finding those diamonds in the rough, especially brand new stuff. However, you can’t really only enjoy that stuff unless you’ve got some context for it. It’s always awesome to hear…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Year of the Cobra – “Temple of Apollo”

Since Year of the Cobra’s 2015 inception, Amy and Jon Barrysmith have proven that you don’t need a huge band to create a huge sound. Producing massive, infectious heavy riffage and a sound mightier than a duo should rightfully lay claim to this pairing pummel audiences the world over. You’d be forgiven for drawing the easy straight-line comparison to Jucifer considering the similar pieces parts but you’d be doing yourself a woeful injustice to both bands.

Pallbearer – Heartless

Third albums; can’t live with them, can’t live without them (if you want to keep being, that is). The even more dangerous beast is the third album following on the heels of a wildly loved second, especially if that love comes from music journalists. While Foundations of Burden’s merits vis a vis Sorrow and Extinction are up for debate, Pallbearer certainly owe their current place in the spotlight to the former. Perhaps indicative of latecomer syndrome, Foundations received a hefty amount of praise in the journalism community. While the love certainly isn’t out of place, we ourselves loved it, it leaves the band in a precarious position for their next release.