THÆTAS – Shrines to Absurdity

Like 2019 and 2018 before it, 2020 is A Year of Death Metal. Obviously death metal isn’t the only metal subgenre seeing great releases at the moment –  a cursory look at our Best-Of lists from the past couple years or our Reviews section will prove that – but the…

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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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Unfathomable Ruination – Enraged & Unbound

Brutal death metal is a 50/50 proposition for me most of the time. There are several bands in death metal’s nastiest of branches (Wormed, Devourment, Disentomb, Aborted, and Defeated Sanity, for example) that push the boundaries of what the most authoritative sounds in death metal can and should be. However,…

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Death’s Door // July 2019

As is tradition, welcome to Death’s Door, Hellions. Wipe your feet on the mat and pull up a bone throne. July was a good month for the ol’ plug-and-chug. I feel like garbage physically today, folks. Which honestly feels like an outward manifestation of how I feel on the inside…

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Editors’ Picks – July 2019

July! What a terrible, awful month it is for anyone who suffers from the heat like I do. Actually, I’ve looked back on my previous two Editors’ Picks from July and I complained about the heat and the summer there as well, so perhaps I’ll refrain from doing that again,…

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172 – Socialism-Mandated Metallica Shows

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! We discuss Manowar’s rant, Metallica’s alleged scalping, new music from Unprocessed, Korn, WRVTH, The Number 12 Looks Like You, Wormed, and Jacob Collier. Also ArcTanGent festival, and the new Heavy Blog shirts! Then cool people time with Raven Stratagem, and some SDCC hype. Enjoy!

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Release Day Roundup – 7/19/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked…

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Wormed – Metaportal

Tech death is a weird branch of the metal tree. Focused primarily on performative fireworks as opposed to standard songwriting structures, the music can at times come across as highly robotic. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but for me as a listener there’s only so many insane guitar passages…

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169 – I’m On A Boat

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week I am dialing in from an unusual location. We have a bunch of items to discuss, including Iron Maiden suing the creators of the game Ion Maiden, Metallica playing the national anthem, video of domestic abuse from the Vektor frontman surfacing, This Gift Is A Curse, Howling Sycamore, Shrek slam band The Ogre Packet Slammers, Wormed, Wait, Brand of Sacrifice, Season of Mist moving to on-demand shirt printing, and Cody’s chaotic meme playlist. Then, cool people time with Designated Survivor, Chernobyl (we go into some good discussion about nuclear energy), Surviving Mars, Killing Eve, and The Society. Enjoy!

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