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Documenting the Golden Age of underground music
  • Vildhjarta – måsstaden under vatten
    A whole decade ago in 2011, Sweden’s Vildhjarta unleased their debut album Måsstaden. At just over 50 minutes, the creeping and cinematic record propelled the band to the forefront of the then-burgeoning djent movement and was a critical darling and fan favorite within the same year as Tesseract’s One and Uneven Structure‘s Februus. In the […]
  • What We’re Really Listening To – 10/15/21
    For those who missed our last installment, We post bi-weekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that doesn’t fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us […]
  • Release Day Roundup – 10/15/21
    Editor’s Note: Do you think we “missed” an album this week? Click here. 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 […]
  • EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Outrun the Sunlight Triumphantly Return With “Emerald Joy”
    Everyone knows by now, I hope, that I love music. But there’s music, which makes me happy or sad or is just plain fun, and then there’s music, which sets my heart to bursting and makes the world light up in the multiplicity of colors that only a dopamine rush can manifest. Outrun the Sunlight […]
  • Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me About Lye By Mistake?
    Seriously, how did I just discover these guys 10 years after they called it quits? I dug into the Heavy Blog archives and found a single mention of Lye By Mistake: an honorable mention on a Top 10 Instrumentals of the Last 10 Years post that was published nearly a decade ago. I only discovered […]