Alarum – Circle’s End

The thing about Australia is, it’s very big. Really, its very hard to imagine how big that place is and it’s not helped by the fact that most of it is endless desert. More pertinent to our discussion today is how this size translates into just the sheer number of…

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Hey! Listen to blackQueen!

OK folks, it’s time to get weird. Specifically, it’s time to get black metal weird which is my favorite kind of weird these days and honestly something the black metal scene needs way more of. Hailing from Seattle (where else), the duo dubbed blackQueen have been making self-described “witch metal”…

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Love Letter to Neil Peart and Rush

Between the Buried and Me. Dillinger Escape Plan. Periphery. Death. Dream Theater. Opeth. Tool. Mastodon. Meshuggah. Protest the Hero. Cynic. Voivod. And so, so, so many others. I could go on ad nauseum but suffice to say, hard rock and heavy metal as we know it would not exist without…

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Into The Pit – Playlist Swap

Following our mailbag post last week, Pete and I thought we’d get further antiquated with a good old-fashioned Heavy Blog is Heavy playlist swap. We each put together a list of the songs that we thought best defined our personal thrash metal tastes and where we think the genre is…

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Omicida – Defrauded Reign

Maybe more than any modern thrash album, Omicida’s Defrauded Reign sounds like a lost ‘80s underground classic. The LA-come-UK outfit’s debut full-length is pure Bay Area worship done to the highest degree, and an early standout in a year already jam packed with quality thrash metal. Omicida themselves might be…

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