She Likes It Heavy on Tuesdays, 7pm PST on bostonfreeradio.com, prajmetal@gmail.com (Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy)

0:25-4:46
VACIVUS (UK)
Indignus
— Fire-breathing demonic beast with technical harmonizing guitar monsters, interweaving to create ripping riffs. The vocalist is a massive spread of guttural and screech.

6:00-11:13
TAN KOZH (France)
A la gloire d'Indra
— Intense black metal, yes; the name translates to Old Fire and the vocalist is an incendiary match. Dynamic tempos and clear lyrics in French.

11:54-22:36
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (WA)
Black Waves
— These bands need to stop using Mariusz Lewandowski to create the album covers, he has like a billion now out there in the exact same style. Abigail Williams has that cascading instrumentation Agalloch-style, with a lead singer that breaks into clean. Achingly romantic in parts.
Set as a free download: https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/walk-beyond-the-dark

23:03-27:50
OBSEQUIAE (MN)
Lone Isle
— Medieval metal that shimmers in stone corridors of yore, blending gorgeous compositions with mood and bite.

28:41-36:46
LORD MANTIS (Chicago)
Fleshworld
— The entire album has now been released, and it is still dives into sludgy dense and textural, with melodic and groove in the mix. Still pummels brah.

37:20-41:26
RAGNAROK (Norway)
Sanctimoneous
— 25-year-old Ragnarok has changed drummers, drummer became vocalist, and they are still relentless black metal curbed with heavy metal.

41:52-47:29
ORTHODOXY (Spain)
Key to Victory
— Gritty horror death with varying speed creating the bloody sound.

48:20-54:19
FUROR BREVIS (France)
Retribution I
— Distorted mask of sophisticated, deranged and acidic black and death atmosphere.

54:57-END
UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION (UK)
Maniacal Disillusion
— The vocalist will tear you apart, with both muscular and sharply carved screeches accompanying a stabbing insane tempoed mix of brutal death metal.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

0:25-4:12
NECROPANTHER (Denver)
Argos
— Yoda ear metal. Gurgling demonic alien vocals with groovy thrash and monster death that is fist clenchingly satisfying.

5:17-10:20
WITCH TRAIL (Belgium)
Residue
— Beautiful post-punk and dark alternative blended into a thick cloud of noisy black metal. Don't miss this album.

10:54-17:40
KRATER (Germany)
Atmet Asche
— Melodic underpinning the cold black metal drumming and atmospheric guitars all in a dystopian package. Another excellent German black metal band.

18:00-26:01
CONSTELLATIA (South Africa)
All Nights Belong To You
— Misty shoegaze shattering into a blooming canopy of black metal.

27:03-35:40
LITURGY (Brooklyn)
Hajj
— Just, unique. Electronic bursts, disjointed piano, and a howling beast lost in the mayhem. In the past I thought these guys were a bit much, but this album is compelling.

36:13-39:42
DEN (Chicago)
Entire Mire
— Bluesy vocalist drenching the lyrics. Bass-heavy noise and psychedelic twisted ala Chicago.

40:09-45:57
KING (AU)
Beyond The Exosphere
— Super catchy melodic death and moody heavy metal with a black metal vein. Yep, all of it, and even though it is super catchy, it is also explosive and a blast.

46:56-52:59
ATEIGGÄR (Switzerland)
Us D‘R Höll Chunnt Nume Zyt
— Crusty, grim black metal drowning you in its sweat and blood. But fun!

53:21-57:45
BASK (NC)
Rid of You
— Heavy rock with a lean to 90's era proggy alternative and a stunner of a vocalist.

58:13-END
STREET SECTS (Austin)
If Life is a Gift, It's in Very Poor Taste
— It felt I was listening to Foetus and Skinny Puppy. True early industrial-style.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:22am EST

0:25-8:25
SCHAMMASCH (Switzerland)
Katabasis
— Chanting, meditative, guttural throat carving, experimental, strange, weirdo black metal.

9:21-14:35
TR/ST (Toronto)
Iris
— TR/ST (formerly Trust) have been around for 10 years, and I am just learning to completely fall head over heels with the meteor-shower vocalist and romantic synth backdrop. Achingly lovely dark wave.

15:03-19:29
RORCAL (Switzerland)
Carnations were not the smell of death. They were the smell of desire
— Rorcal's song titles are masterpieces themselves. Thick pummeling drums in a vicious black and death metal and abrasive core.

19:56-27:03
VIALS OF WRATH (TN)
With distance
— A spectrum of tragic and sweet with black metal guitars and a slice of raw grieving vocals.

27:36-37:31
IAPETUS (NY)
The Body Cosmic
— Each song is a textural journey that comes out of a parallel world.

37:56-43:58
PIST (UK)
Fools Gave Chase
— Punk rock with heavy metal ballads and a sharp-edged hardcore vocalist. They love the slow-down energized with unique riffs.

45:00-50:52
SARKE (Norway)
Cribs Hand
— Supergroup with a theatrical Lemmy-sounding vocalist of Darkthrone, with symphonic peppering of ballad sweetness.

51:30-END
BHLEG (Sweden)
Från eld till aska
— A great balance of melancholy stringed folk and black metal with an alien vocalist.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_329_111219.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:15pm EST

0:25-9:23
VÉHÉMENCE (France)
Épopée - Par Le Sang Versé
— Medieval horn and fiddle with black metal and sexy French vocals.

10:20-15:55
NORDKVÄDE (Sweden)
Höstens Dimma
— Duo mixes rubber band twang and doomy melodic with jaunty black and roll.

16:27-19:32
MIDNIGHT (Cleveland)
Rebirth by Blasphemy
— Anthemic beer, neck, and bonding metal.

20:12-29:24
STRANGE PEOPLE IN PAIN (Chicago)
The Ritual
— Victor Fisher aka The Lord Reverend Wizard of Alchemical Despair aka the infamous Bruce's Crain's acquaintance is mostly a philosophizer that lends his wholly compelling and uniquely creepy vocal to a wonderfully emotionally-laden black metal. I listened to this on repeat.
https://strangepeopleinpain.com/library/

30:23-38:49
WILDERUN (MA)
The Tyranny of Imagination
— Yes, this sounds like Opeth.

39:15-44:35
YEAR OF THE COBRA (Seattle)
Demons
— Wide range of female vocals in a bass-driven fuzz and stoner.

45:45-48:55
CHTHONIC DEITY (Denver)
Drained
— Colorado death is evil, period. It's the lack of oxygen.

49:17-56:11
FEN (UK)
Nebula
— Lush post and regular black metal with a sharp edge of desperate vocals.

56:32-END
VOICE OF RUIN (Switzerland)
Parasomnia
— Riff-heavy thrash and death with drums that blast your face off. 

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:11am EST

0:25-5:40
NEGATOR (Germany)
Pyroleophis
— Another badass German black metal with incredibly emotional desperation that made me nuts(ier). The lead singer, I bow to his screams.

6:55-12:20
XOTH (Seattle)
Plague Revival 20XX
— A scifi-loving technical black speed and death muscularity with a lead singer who lets loose and pushes this out of control.

12:54-20:33
ALCEST (France)
Spiritual Instinct
— Blackgaze is not benign; Alcest is soaring and bellowing landscapes that breathe fresh.

21:04-28:41
THE GREAT OLD ONES (France)
Lost Carcosa
— Blastbeat heavy lead-ups paced into headbanging French broodiness.

29:45-34:16
MAYHEM (Norway)
Agenda Ignis
— Dead, Euronymous, Varg, Norwegian prison, books, movies, documentaries, legends. Well the legends have released their malevolent beast of a sound yet again. Attila's vocals are extraordinary evil.

34:52-38:43
DAWN RAY’D (UK)
The Smell of Ancient Dust
— Raw aggression sliced with violin and vocals, screeching against fascism and invisible borders.

39:10-45:14
RUNEMAGICK (Sweden)
Necromancer of the Red Sun
— Slow, sinister, thickly-toned guitar swirled with groove and riffs.

46:01-50:43
COFFIN ROT (OR)
Forced Self-Consumption
— Portland brings the chunky jagged death speed.

50:58-54:00
EXHORDER (New Orleans)
Ripping Flesh
— 30 years creates a cacophony of explosive thrash.

54:33-END
CHAINED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN (MA)
I Will Possess Your Heart
— The vocalist highlights this brand of sludge, with a spectrum of brutal breaking into gorgeous clean.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:05am EST

0:25-6:26
TEITANBLOOD (Spain)
Inhuman Utterings
— Scorched, bubbling, explosive heat from a tightly textured mass.

7:17-14:43
FLESHMEADOW (Norway)
Visions
— Norwegian jagged black metal with death chomping at the edges.

15:07-21:13
THE HOLEUM (Spain)
Fractal Visions
— Somber melancholy epic sludge with quiet pools of guitar and saxophone.

21:48-26:48
LIGHTNING BOLT (RI)
Big Banger
— Rabid fans at their shows for a reason. Drummer vocalist is a performance artist. These guys are actually getting better, frenzied and loud and unique as ever.

27:28-34:42
UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN (Spain)
Flapping Membraneous Wings
— Angular weird proggy death and nothing creating boundaries. Surprising piano refreshes.

35:17-41:12
HOLY SERPENT (AU)
Marijuana Trench
— Soaring psychedelic rock and a deeply romantic vocalist.

41:28-47:56
OSSUAIRE (CAN)
La Flamme Noire de Ge'henom
— Debut melodic black metal with thrash and gravelly vocals.

49:00-53:41
1349 (Norway)
Dødskamp
— Norwegian black metal with clean production, but don't be scared. Solid offering,

54:05-END
FVNERAL FVKK (Germany)
To Those in the Grave
— Crisp, clean layers with tempo and vocals as the main instruments.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:41am EST

0:25-6:02
CLOAK (Atlanta)
Tempter’s Call
— Ah, I love me a little goth and deathrock in black metal. Cloak also has a sexy baritone wrapping it up in a blast of a package.

7:08-14:09
BLOOD INCANTATION (CO)
The Giza Power Plant
— Psychedelic expands the tight corners of death into a wild tempestuous ride.

14:45-19:21
GOSUDAR (Russia)
King of Pain
— Part of a split with Carcinoid, playing their brand of gnarly doom and death.

19:39-26:31
CARCINOID (Australia)
Sickness
— This is from their debut full-length, released with their split with Gosudar. Filthy crusty death distorted into a vomit of sound.

27:08-31:49
SLUTVOMIT (Seattle)
Scythe of Mass Damnation
— Nothing but serious, raw, and desperate.

32:12-37:38
PROFANATICA (CT)
Sacramental Cum
— The vocals are just wickedly unique and scratching the edges of your brain.

37:51-46:18
SORXE (AZ)
Wondering If I Exist
— Electronic and sludge with a haunting lead singer.

47:24-55:30
MORTIFERUM (WA)
Putrid Ascension
— Another vicious, pummeling death with breakdowns of mid-tempo and sinister horror.

55:53-END
EXHUMED (San Jose)
Naked, Screaming, and Covered in Blood
— More old-school explosive chompable nuggets from Exhumed.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:19am EST

0:25-5:20
ARALLU (Israel)
Devil's Child
— Middle eastern ethnicity fully integrated in explosive death metal. Infectious, unique and deeply headbang-worthy.

6:18-12:14
VUKARI (Chicago)
Curiosity And Obsession
— Chicago brings in the proggy to this atmospheric black metal with a bleak and beautiful theme.

12:37-16:41
HIGH COMMAND (MA)
Merciless Steel
— Chomping, bumping, romping, punching, lurching, thrashy good times.

17:15-22:43
SEMPITERNAL DUSK (Portland)
Refracted Suffering Through The Windows Of Hell
— Portland wine with death metal. Perfect.

23:28-30:33
VERHEERER (Germany)
...He Shall Reap a Thousandfold
— Germanic black metal is my favorite. Brooding and theatrical with glorious and vivid compositions, but still fucking rocks out.

30:54-36:18
ALGEBRA (Swizerland)
Hateful Source
— Technical thrash with disjointed proggy tempos.

37:04-41:57
LORD MANTIS (Chicago)
Damocles Falls
— My 2014 Best Album of the year is finally back with the original lead singer who is famously raspy. And by famously, I mean, to me. This is a razor sharp vocal spread over mutated sludge, and I am looking forward to the full November release. With members from Abigail Williams, Cobalt, Indian, Pelican, and more.

42:11-47:55
TOXIC HOLOCAUST (Portland)
Cybernetic War
— Run in place with your parachute pants to this soundtrack.

48:14-55:41
FISTER (St. Louis)
For Whom the Bell Tolls
— One of my favorite sludge bands just released an album of covers. Hell yeah dude.

55:58-END
BLUT AUS NORD (France)
Haallucinählia
— More French black metal covered in a layer of mist and ethereal.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:48am EST

0:25-8:51
OPETH (Sweden)
Heart In Hand
— Opeth dive straight into the prog rock galaxy of sound effects, jammy meandering, piano, organ and intimate vocals.

10:27-14:56
URN (Finland)
Prayers
— Heavy metal-infused anthemic Lovecraftian-loving thrash.

15:20-20:59
ARCTOS (CAN)
A Realm Beyond
— Frosty warrior-marching black metal crossed with deeply emotional atmospheric melodic.

21:20-26:43
ANIFERNYEN (Portugal)
Christendoom
— Black metal vocalist supporting groove and death.

27:29-35:29
WHITE WARD (Ukraine)
Poisonous Flowers of Violence
— A massive album relaying a distorted, proggy, saxophone-filled post and black metal. It's a weird one.

35:48-41:19
MURDER MADE GOD (Greece)
Cognitive Dissonance
— Machine precise beats with bleak vocals makes it an evil Helmet.

42:00-46:52
NETHERBIRD (Sweden)
The Obsidian White
— Ballad-loving grandiose guitars and blast-beated black metal.

47:21-END
KOSTNATĚNÍ (CZ)
Hrůza zvítězí
— One-person steaming demonic vocals, pummeling blast beat and suffocating dread breaking into galloping riffs.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

0:25-9:01
NIGHTFELL (OR)
(As Now) We Must Succumb
— Metal does depressive in the most monstrous way. This 2-piece adds a touch of gothic melancholy along with a fiery baritone vocalist and eruptions in riffs.

9:52-15:20
BELENOS (France)
Bleizken
— 8th album from this 1-piece who is uplifting in his solemnity; and sweet in his rage. Immense black metal that is incredibly thoughtful. I loved this album from beginning to end.

15:55-18:26
NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE DEAD THINK (NJ)
Cinder
— Thriving New Jersey scene offers No One Knows What The Dead Think is dynamic grindcore with expressively insane vocals and brutal tempo. The album is hella solid.

18:56-25:00
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ (Germany)
A Cave Called Wisdom
— Black hearts flutter around my head as I get swallowed whole by this 2-piece.

25:54-32:50
HAUNTER (TX)
Subversion of a Heathen Tongue
— Technical shards of dissonant-shaped death that pummel, mastered by one of my favorite musicians, the dude from Convulsing, hearts.

33:11-37:58
ENGULF (NJ)
Bane Of Fire
— A chugging, buzzing, blast-beated badass death from another incredible 1-piece!

39:11-46:08
CULT OF LUNA (Sweden)
Inland Rain
— I gave up on Cult of Luna when I gave up on post-metal. But this is strong, atmospheric doom with so many different angles. They are back. Well, they were always here, just back to me. Me, the most important in this equation.

47:12-50:40
BONES (Chicago)
Blood, Diarrhea, and Tears
— Oh, it is so easy to google "Bones Diseased" and come up with nothing relevant to a band. This is seething badass infectious Chicago death. Fuck yes!

51:05-END
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (WA)
I Will Depart
— Crisp, translucent production; guitar tone is incredible. Just heard the single, excited to hear the rest.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:53am EST

0:25-5:09
APPARATUS (Denmark)
Synchraat
— Alien dissonance with cracks and mountains and whirlwinds and black holes, taking you out of your brain. Exactly what we need.

6:01-8:09
CLOUD RAT (MI)
Webspinner
— Cloud Rat has released 2 albums - a dark ambient synth weird-wave E.P; and a full-length of her grind and vibrant vocals. Love the diversity and quality of releases from this band. Yet another band I missed live because I was out of town for work.

8:42-13:20
DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN (Norway)
Vitnesbyrd
— Norwegian powerhouse of a supergroup, featuring members of Ulver, Nidinger, Dodheimsgard creating a too-short tempo-driven black metal E.P. I wanted more.

13:39-18:19
INSURRECTION (Netherlands)
Origin
— Immensely fun chomping thrash and death with vivid melodic punching through.

18:39-24:12
BLOOD RED THRONE (Norway)
Bloodity
— Splattered death with riffs, and a full range of vocals from beginning to end.

25:18-32:14
MGLA (Poland)
Age Of Excuse V
— Possibly far right-leaning, but I don't go with vague rumors. This is my Best Black Metal of 2016, bringing more of the excellent: deeply emotional black metal with filth and undertone of evil.

32:38-35:44
SLAUGHTBBATH (Chile)
Prophetic Crucifixion
— Dude, so refreshing for a chaotic technical dense black metal.

36:19-40:16
ETERNITY (Norway)
Horror Vacui
— Another awesome Norwegian band this week! The bassist of Mayhem and some other dudes have created their awesome version of Satanic black metal. All hail my butt!

40:37-45:31
BAEST (Denmark)
As Above So Below
— Muscular, filthy, galloping, terrorizing death.

46:40-51:44
KEYS OF ORTHANC (CAN)
Uruk Agh Burgul
— Tolkien loving dorks create dramatic black metal (surprise surprise) with a plethora of vocal style: high, low, and clean.

51:59-55:07
EYE FLYS (PA)
Fuckface
— Full of Hell dude creating tempo-lurching noise rock.

55:28-END
VITRIOL (Portland)
The Parting Of A Neck
— What else do you expect from the name of this band. Full on hate.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:28am EST

0:25-3:29
KNOCKED LOOSE (Kentucky)
By the Grave
— Fist-forward, direct blistering fun beastly hardcore.

4:40-10:47
SLEEPING ANCIENT (TX)
A Path Emerges
— Debut of black metal split apart by organic doom and gothic post-metal.

11:21-14:14
LORD GORE (Portland)
Million Maggot March
— Growling filthy Lord Gore haven't released anything for 15 years, but somehow stay relevant in muscular grind and death.

14:42-24:22
MIZMOR (Portland)
Desert of Absurdity
— One of my favorites, because so dynamic, so immense, so emotional and all the vocals. Love the plaintive.

25:09-30:17
TENEBRAE IN PERPETUUM (Italy)
Nero, oscuro concetto di assoluto
— Italian black metal with theatrical electronic blips making this strange and charming.

30:38-37:12
CRYPT SERMON (Philly)
Christ is Dead
— Soaring melodic vocal and lyric-forward dramatic heavy metal.

37:39-44:37
PA VESH EN (Belarus)
Wastelands of Plague
— You know you always want to hear your black metal through a wall of corpses 4 feet thick and ears filled with blood? Well here you go.

45:33-51:55
ETERNAL STORM (Spain)
Detachment
— A balanced approach of melodic melancholy and death without it being cheesy or overly dramatic.

52:24-56:20
COGNIZANCE (UK)
Ether of the Void
— Look, dudes are hot.

56:48-END
WRVTH (CA)
Pirouette Of Hysterics
— Band is done, but offering of melodic black and core with expansive passages of acoustic and atmospheric guitars.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

0:25-7:15
HOPE DRONE (AU)
Forged by the Tide
— Australia's version of frosty, alien black metal with pockets of air to take gulps of their harmony and melody within.

8:26-13:38
WARCRAB (UK)
In The Arms Of Armageddon
— Swampy, thick monstrous sludge with massive drumwork.

14:11-18:48
WITCH VOMIT (Portland)
Dead Veins
— Nothing tongue-in-cheek here. Serious muscular death and sludge.

19:04-20:25
NO MÁS (D.C.)
Police Brutality
— Digestible chunks of grind made to decapitate you.

20:44-25:30
ECLIPTIC VISION (NY)
Cephalic Anomaly
— Catchy, crunchy, punchy death with a spectrum of vocals.

26:23-29:43
MYSTAGOGUE (Netherlands)
A Nacreous-Tinted Halo Of Bright Sorrow
— Bleak meditative black metal with hints of melody. The song titles are incredible.

30:09-32:09
PORTRAYAL OF GUILT (Austin)
Merciless
— Chaotic hardcore and black metal with a love for Converge

32:39-35:53
METH. (Chicago)
Failure
— Chicago style of experimental hardcore leaning towards creating a soundtrack of horror.

36:11-38:57
SUICIDAL ANGELS (Greece)
D.I.V.A
— Greek joyous thrash with riffs, hooks and rolling pumps and fists and skips.

39:27-46:22
CRIMSON MOON (Germany)
Vanitas
— Unique scraped vocals with vampiric black metal.

47:14-50:24
DEFACEMENT (Netherlands)
Anguished
— A hollow blur of vocals blasts heat against the dissonance.

50:47-54:30
DISOWNING (France)
Battle of Neverness
— Down with the man and the crown, all the assholes. We are all just human cattle.

55:02-END
ENTOMBED A.D. (Sweden)
Bowels Of Earth
— Swedish band Entombed A.D. is having fun with chomping anthemic beer and shot metal.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

0:25-6:52
FREEDOM OF FEAR (Adelaide)
Purgatorium
— Innovative majestic melodic progressive death with a spectrum of brutal female vocals that command your attention.

7:45-12:12
HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH (Sweden)
Abyssal Mouth
— Industrial-infused wretched dystopia with monstrous growls and high-pitched evil. Fucking insane hellscape.

12:34-19:16
ISOLE (Sweden)
You Went Away
— Guitars and soaring vocals with just the right amount of dejection that brings depth to this doom nostalgia.

19:44-22:57
THE HOWLING WIND (NJ)
Decomposing Future
— One-man band, musician from Unearthly Trance. No longer with the original drummer in this 5th release. This is sinister crazed distorted black metal.

23:39-29:55
DEVOURMENT (TX)
Sculpted in Tyranny
— Crawling writhing rat monster vocals biting from the shadows, a cyclone of blood and bones blasting out.

30:10-34:56
RIPPER (Chile)
The Unreal
— Chileans throw out some thrash and death, with a weirdo lead singer. And yes, they rip.

35:14-41:18
ALCEST (France)
Protection
— Spectrum-playing blackgaze from the Parisians who perfected it.

42:08-46:58
POLEMICIST (Philly)
Concerning the Rabble
— Black and death with heavy threads of pagan. Real Philly grit.

47:20-55:33
WORMWOOD (Sweden)
Arctic Light
— The exact perfect proportion of Swedish folk mixed in with their brand of black, with fantastic vocals.

55:51-END
GATECREEPER (AZ)
Boiled Over
— More Arizonian death, first song of their release, excited to see how it will be filled out.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:26am EST

0:25-4:59
ILLYRIAN (Alberta)
Recipe for Disaster
— Canadian fists in the air, thrash and energy, proggy and technical, eh.

5:47-9:19
BLACKHELM (Melbourne)
The Infinite Void
— Thundering vocals against a tremendously satisfying backdrop of melodic death with harmonizing guitars.

9:42-16:09
FREEDOM OF FEAR (Adelaide)
Purgatorium
— Brutal female vocals create a snarling beast of a sound.

16:39-21:32
HORSEBURNER (WV)
Hand Of Gold, Man Of Stone
— West Virginia rockin', there is something in the water. Similar to their brethren West Virginia band Brimstone Coven with southern charm and whiskey vocal, but with a unique harder edge.

22:05-26:22
ORDEALS (NY)
A Throttled Dream
— Gurgling Satanic souls bellowing their brand of fury. Incredible lead singer.

26:56-35:41
FALLS OF RAUROS (Portland)
Memory at Night
— In the wake of the Portland band Aggalloch rises another black folk band with massive compositions.

36:17-43:35
SURYA (UK)
Black Snake Prophecy
— Lead-ups to deceleration, and beautiful post-metal passages. Nod to the tunes.

44:33-48:39
ECLIPSER (Ontario)
Sorrow Spirals
— Two incredibly mixed high and low pitched vocals; within a wall of blastbeating dense black metal.

49:08-54:00
MYLINGAR (Sweden)
Obalansen
— This is difficult. Bubbling cauldron of enveloping suffocating sound that creates death metal meditation.

54:36-END
HWWAUOCH (?)
Into the Labyrinth of Consciousness
— Anonymous horror, dense and a nightmare. Part of the Prava Kollektiv.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_317_081319.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:38am EST

Special darkwave, coldwave, post-punk, new wave edition!

0:25-5:13
FEARING (Santa Cruz)
Behind the Mask
— This local band was amazing live, opening up for the epic band She Past Away this past week. Retro-goth with intense vocals and lyrics.

5:14-10:40
PINK TURNS BLUE (Germany)
Tomorrow Never Comes
— Pink Turns Blue have been around for 32 years playing moody goth-heavy darkwave with the most romantic lead singer ever. This album, The AERDT - Untold Stories, was released in 2016, and they finally tour in September.

10:40-15:22
DOWNLOAD (cEvin Key project) (Vancouver)
Takanadobabble (take 2)
— Support cEvin Key by buying his new 7"! Bro is one of the masterminds of Skinny Puppy, one of the most influential bands in this scene. They are gods.

15:23-20:12
JONATHAN BREE (Aukland)
You're So Cool
— This album released a year ago, but he is FINALLY touring 'cause dude is hailing from Aukland, and this is one of my favorite songs, ever.

20:13-24:45
SHE PAST AWAY (Turkey/Greece)
Yukseliyor Deniz
— One of the best modern goth bands, the legendary lead singer is equipped with a unique low and deep vocal. He breathes and you die. I was excited to see their show last week completely sold out; the bay area represented well.

25:04-30:46
THE HOWLING FOG (Adelaide)
The Needle's Falling
— Oof, this first single from an upcoming album is heart-wrenching in all the best ways. The vocalist is just incredible.

30:46-34:03
POLYCYTHEMIA (Russia)
Больничные койки
— Russian duo is mysterious, hailing from the middle of nowhere and recreating the gloom lined with unique, somehow joyful AND melancholy melodies.

34:04-38:19
BOY HARSHER (MA)
Fate
— One of my favorite bands, and they are a duo from Western Mass! They are dance synth with a very dark edge; and they shine in their instrumentals.

38:20-43:32
FACS (Chicago)
In Time
— Chicago always has an influence. This one is a weird, unexpected, stark and often minimalist, industrial-influenced post-punk with a Chicago-influenced avante-garde edge.

44:03-47:18
THOUGH LEADERS (Oakland)
Unless Awake
— Romantic post-punk saturated with shimmering melody created by LEGENDARY musicians in the Bay Area.

47:18-52:26
DEEP CROSS (Austin)
Somewhere Below
— I wasn't expected the vocals to go where it did, portions in this raspy metal-style.

52:27-56:22
DRAB MAJESTY (LA)
Oxytocin
— The more popular band of the bunch, a duo from Los Angeles creating a frothy new wave pop.

56:23-END
BROKEN COLUMN (Montreal)
Nothing
— Oh those French poets from the north.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_316_080619.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:31pm EST

0:25-5:35
TOMB MOLD (Toronto)
Infinite Resurrection
— Pummeling drummer is also the blistering vocalist, both instruments their own beasts. Guitars follow on a wild ride breaking apart the ferocious death metal.

6:38-12:19
SATURNUS TERRORISM (France)
La Rhétorique de la Terre part I
— French black metal that swallows its own sharp chilling thin and creeping sound.

12:45-19:59
THIEF (SF)
Spirit Archery
— Dylan of Botanist creates a dreamy, modern retrospective of avante garde electronic with chunks of deep and driving industrial.

20:25-23:43
DESECRESY (Finland)
Transfiguration March
— You only need to know these guys are Finnish. Death metal heat, but wait for them to show their charm. It's the non-obvious good kind.

24:22-28:17
REBEL WIZARD (AU)
floating forward with closed eyes filled with light
— Last year's Best Song Titles. This is one screeching weirdo, i.e. Australian.

28:37-32:33
INGESTED (UK)
Eternal Kingdoms, Pt. 1
— Riff-heavy blasting tech death is juxtaposed with shimmering instrumentals.

33:00-38:50
CRYPT SERMON (Philly)
Key of Solomon
— Unstructured doom with gorgeous lyrics and a vocalist that kicks down your door. Can't wait to hear the rest.

39:18-44:00
LVCIFYRE (UK)
Deaths Head In Crown
— Erupting lava of a vocalist covering a thick suffocating evil layer of death.

44:26-46:34
CLOUD RAT (MI)
Webspinner
— Last year's Best Female Vocalist breathing more badass into our lives.

47:31-52:53
OBSIDIAN SEA (Bulgaria)
Every Heart Hides A Killer
— Bulgarian stories in an incredible 70's revitalist style that leads up into your soul.

53:09-END
GROGUS (MN)
An Oceantomb of Centipedes
— Thickly throated hardcore with delicious tempo changes.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_315_07302019.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:13am EST

0:25-3:02
PORTRAYAL OF GUILT (Austin)
Scarcity
— My Best of 2018 Hardcore band is releasing a new EP in August, both bleak and energetically young with tons of brutality.

3:57-9:39
DAWN OF NIL (France)
Our Crusade
— Huge strange complex album with lush melody and a lean to prog. Really big.

9:58-15:28
ORPHALIS (Germany)
From the Depths
— Utterly decimating, but so delicious when they breakdown to their fist-worthy riffs.

15:58-21:15
WEAR YOUR WOUNDS (MA)
Shrinking Violet
— What an beautiful album from Converge lead singer Jacob Bannon. It sounds like Afghan Whigs mixed with the sweet side of Neurosis.

21:32-25:40
DISENTOMB (AU)
Dismal Liturgies
— His vocals blow hot over furious grind and death.

26:16-36:12
ARKHAAIK (Switzerland)
u̯rsn̥gwhé̄n
— Tribal Swiss with haunting folk and unique instrumentation. Weird mountain music.

36:26-40:26
TORCHE (FL)
Admission
— Torche know how to stay dreamy in their retro trip to pop and grunge and alternative.

41:24-47:11
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Sante Fe)
Frogs in the Distance After the Rain
— Prog and mathy and somehow tremendously heartfelt and just, out there. F

47:45-END
FALSE (MN)
A Victual For Our Dead Selves
— Wow, this is a female singer. Super Minneapolis viking black metal.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_314_071619.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:16am EST

0:25-5:16
SKELATOR (Seattle)
Akira
— Dramatic operatic heavy metal with a love of soaring guitars and riffing riffs and thrashy thrash.

6:14-12:35
THIS GIFT IS A CURSE (Sweden)
Monuments for Dead Gods
— Swing the spectrum to pulverized melody within a scream and pummel.

13:01-17:49
DROUGHT YEAR (NC)
Drench
— A top notch distorted sludge filth with massive electronics and moody mayhem. The vocalist is a joy.

18:17-22:45
KRYPTOS (India)
Crimson Queen
— Indian stylized heavy metal with great album art and early 80's harmonizing solo guitars with a modern vocalist.

23:32-32:10
FETID (Seattle)
Draped in What Was
— Oh hell, this is just a bowel blowing beast.

33:00-38:00
A PREGNANT LIGHT (MI)
L.I.G.H.T.
— Conceptual without imagery. Punchy hardcore-heavy with a nod to black metal and a very strong lead singer with a lot of attitude.

38:24-43:57
NOCTURNAL BREED (Norway)
War-Metal Engine
— Sinister glorious infectious thundering and anthemic.

44:56-49:11
INCULTER (Norway)
Impending Doom
— Hammer precise drums and earth shattering riffs to keep it real.

49:37-54:58
MALIGNANT ALTAR (Houston)
Spectral Revulsion
— Texas creates malevolence. Fortunately this is the type we can love.

55:25-END
GRAFVITNIR (Sweden)
Nocturnal Sun
— Vivid slithering vocals.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_313_070919.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:59am EST

0:25-6:02
HORNWOOD FELL (Italy)
Vulnera Pt. III
— The Italians are taking the control with versions of metal beyond your decrepit brain. This is abstracted black metal with sound effects and keyboard.

6:57-11:21
IATO (Italy)
Ucronia
— Speaking of Italy, another version of grind. Super satisfying and surprising.

12:22-19:14
WORSEN (North Carolina)
Cursed to Witness Life
— Young and In The Way was one of my favorites, and its lead singer started working on his one-man black metal 4 years ago. This is his debut, and it is harmony-driven punch black metal. Shit is good.

19:47-26:38
AXIOMA (Ohio)
Ascending the Mountain of Divinities
— Fucking Aaron Dallison of Keelhaul; this shit was IT. Honey on gravel on toast. Just, yeah.

27:20-35:38
ASHBRINGER (MN)
Absolution
— Ashbringer stretches out the sound. Take the ride.

36:16-40:24
HUMAN (Italy)
Human
— Damn, who knew I would love tech death, but of course this is Italian, so they push it in directions that increase your brain capacity.

40:48-45:15
BEASTWARS (New Zealand)
Storms of Mars
— Dimensional spacey stoner rock with an impassioned vocalist scratching his way through.

46:00-53:03
SUPERSTITION (Sante Fe)
Charnel Pleasures
— Raw sparse death that has a mullet you can't compete with.

53:28-END
CONSUMMATION (AU)
Ophidian Crown
— Dense filthy death from the aggress-iest scene. Australians don't like you

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_312_070219.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:48am EST

0:25-5:39
БАТЮШКА (KRZYSZTOF DRABIKOWSKI) (Poland)
Песнь 6
— Batushka are in a heated legal battle, and there seems to be drama on both sides. The NON-Metal Blade version is incredible epic melodic massive intense black metal with awesome riffs and vocals.

Edit: Earlier I had said I liked the Metal Blade version, but it is not the version.  I like the guitarist/Kryzsctof's version - it is way fucking more awesome.  No comparison.  They have similar album covers, so it is way confusing.

6:42-11:09
VIMUR (GA)
Nuclear Desecration
— Atlanta Georgia is making their name in frostbitten dramatic black metal that breaks down deliciously.

11:42-18:03
DARKTHRONE (Norway)
I Muffle Your Inner Choir
— The 18th full length of Darkthrone is more of the same vein of their recent style of chomping rock with just a little bit of sinister thrown in. These guys still have ideas.

18:34-26:08
LUNAR SHADOW (Germany)
Hawk of the Hills
— Retro dramatic heavy metal with some modern twists of death rock.

27:05-35:47
ABYSSAL (UK)
II – Discernment: Khyphotic Suzerains
— Malevolent churning dystopian death in fragmented compositions that will really surprise you.

36:17-40:47
VIOLET COLD (Azerbaijan)
Ultraviolet
— Vivid frostscapes of atmospheric black gaze.

41:07-48:39
SÜHNOPFER (France)
Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes
Bludgeoning drumming with a beast of a lead singer.

49:20-52:41
FLUB (Sacramento)
Rise from Your Grave
— Alterbeast, Vale of Pnath and Rivers of Nihil members grooving their way into tongue-in-cheek tech death, lite.

53:12-58:03
DEATHSPELL OMEGA (France)
Imitatio Dei
— These guys create a weird story that is hard to follow, but necessary to know the ending.

58:27-END
BLACK SITES (Chicago)
Dream Long Dead
— Ear candy of death rock, heavy metal and headbanging.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_311_062519.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

0:25-7:56
ANCIENT HOSTILITY (Ukraine/US)
Through the Visceral
— 2-piece Ukranian band Ancient Hostility breaks interestingly to foreboding and sparse vacuums of sound, with gothic filthy sharp black metal in between.

9:03-12:44
TVX (New Zealand)
Skuttabrain
— TVX had the most crusty badass as a lead singer. Sadly, she has passed away, but not without leaving us fist in the air vocals.

13:09-20:15
YELLOW EYES (NYC)
Light Delusion Curtain
— Yellow Eyes is one of my faves, and this song released from their upcoming album proves this is going to be another incredible tempo-lurching madness.

20:43-25:04
SINNERS BLEED (Berlin)
The Second Being
— Technical death from old school Germans.

25:56-31:35
DIE SEKTOR (GA)
CrAsHiNdO
— Die Sektor is one of my favorite modern industrial bands, heavily influenced by Skinny Puppy, Front 242 and Front Line Assembly; and employing deeply emotional vocals.

31:36-40:26
ANDAVALD (Iceland)
Afvegaleiðsla
— These guys created a perfect mist of vampiric Icelandic black metal.

40:51-43:59
VADER (Poland)
Litany
— Thrash-light death with blasting drums, and a fantastic cover of Judas Priest. Excited to hear their full-length when released.

44:47-50:45
THONIAN HORDE (MD)
Gremalkin
— Crusty rocking black metal with surprising acoustic.

51:09-56:46
ADRIFT (Spain)
Mist
— Vocalist screech that adds texture to the proggy, warm black metal.

57:07-END
KRYPTS (Finland)
Mycelium
— Hostile dense blasts from our alien Finn friends.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_310_061819.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

0:25-7:47
VORTEX OF END (FRANCE)
Venomovs Triangle
— Ritualistic, blasting intensity, and check out their shirtless pics. I mean, they are really talented.

8:56-14:53
BARBARIAN (ITALY)
The Old Worship of Pain
— Warrior beasts throwing out spears of thrash and heavy metal. Diverse album - these Italians keep 'em guessing.

15:15-22:26
VALE (OAKLAND)
Grief Undone
— Her vocals are everything, and the tight drumming. Oakland is filth.

23:02-29:39
KALEIDOBOLT (FINLAND)
I Am The Seer
— Finnish kaleidoscope of psychedelic, bright and intense. And weird, they ARE Finnish.

30:31-37:31
INTER ARMA (VA)
Howling Lands
— Dreamy meditative sludge with a dollop of Enemy of the Sun post-metal and a death metal edge.

38:02-39:52
ZEALOT R.I.P. (San Diego)
The Extinction Of You
— Just an EP so far of stellar hardcore with a member of Pig Destroyer.

40:16-46:41
MISÞYRMING (ICELAND)
Ísland, Steingelda Krummaskuð
— Epic black metal with Icelandic melodic and emotional heartstring-pulling folk.

47:38-52:06
STATIQBLOOM (Brooklyn)
Possession
— Now a duo, and with Fade's brilliance in creating modern electronic that is even more dissonant. But he knows what the true industrial fan wants, which is to dance.

52:36-58:36
ENTHRONED (Belgium)
Silent Redemption
— Moments of stillness is where I live, and this band creates pockets that highlight the tight drumming and beautiful drifting melodies.

59:09-END
FUMING MOUTH (MA)
The Spirit's Chain
— Converge-loving Mass. This is in a similar vein of chaotic large hardcore sound.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_309_061119.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:16am EST

0:25-7:53
WACHENFELDT (Sweden)
Ut
— Swedish evil melodic and riffs, non-testosteroney vocals with the energy of some thrash and speed.

8:59-15:18
SPIRIT ADRIFT (AR)
Angel & Abyss
— Nate Garrett is a lovely person who loves lyrics and has a pension for the heart-wrenching heavy metal ballad. This is (his)their best album.

16:09-21:23
GRAVEFIELDS (Ireland)
Psychoactive Rites
— Irish duo create a lovely melodic-enriched brutal partnership of a versatile vocalist and a guitarist that approaches grind.

21:44-25:23
IMMORTAL BIRD (Chicago)
Anger Breeds Contempt
— Angular death metal and female badass founding member from Woods of Ypres and Mares of Thrace.

26:33-30:29
BETHLEHEM (Germany)
Aberwitzige Infraschall-Ritualistik
— Another incredible female lead singer of a legendary 90's German black metal band that now infuses modern electronic into their iconic sound.

31:07-35:41
MOTHER IRON HORSE (MA)
In Effigy
— The raw vocalist and accompanying technical musicians pushes this band into a must-listen.

36:05-40:35
NUCLEUS (Chicago)
Entity
— Chicagoans love their crushing death with a focus on weird. It will bend you.

41:00-45:08
WIDOWER (Austin)
Cosmic Holocaust
— Texas compels you to raise a fist to this galloping thrash and demonic vocals.

46:22-48:16
FULL OF HELL (MD, PA)
Thundering Hammers
— Another incredible grind and noise and atmospheric offering with the best live lead singer. These guys are young and weird and it makes for always new.

48:37-56:19
NYSS (UK)
Face Down in the Blood and Piss
— Fusion-rich black with jazz and noise in the mix.

56:35-END
UHTCEARU (Minnesota)
Black Dreams
— You can see the spirits rise above the cold tundra of Minnesota. Or some shit.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_308_052119.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 10:04am EST

A show of this year's faves so far.

0:56-6:36
WORMWITCH (Vancouver)
Vernal Womb
— Distinct twists within crusty riffy anarchistic tempo changes. The perfect album.

7:07-13:45
PHOBONOID (Italy)
MOA-192b
— Immersive guitars become meditation, with evil electronic heartbeats throbbing sinister.

14:07-18:02
SOULMASS (FL)
Praise the Sun
— Crisp production and strangling gurgling vocals, all within a wall of head churning explosion.

18:37-24:14
DIÄT (Berlin)
Missed the Bus
— This isn't just a modern take on nostalgia; this band plays homage to old school alternative, post-punk, electro, punk and industrial. They have created a unique mix on a wide spectrum ranging from poppy to ambient to gothy-dance. Respect.

24:52-29:05
FESTERDAY (Finland)
Gravelove
— Festerday had a splash of melodic and catchy - a bit like Deadbird - in their version of rampaging death. Super fun album. Crazy they started nearly 30 years ago, but haven't made music for 25.

29:37-34:45
LIGHT DWELLER (AR)
Sloven
— Arizona births jagged angular sharp complex death.

35:09-40:37
DOWNFALL OF GAIA (Germany)
The Grotesque Illusion of Being
— Ignore the terrible cheesy band name. Deeply emotional post-metal hides behind the melodic black metal in the forefront, heavy on the riffs.

41:05-47:07
FANGE (France)
Il Reconnaîtra Les Siens
— Fange has it all, including noise, industrial, hardcore, sludge, laid atop a slab of atmospheric black metal.

48:01-54:49
GUÐVEIKI (Iceland)
Gullveigar sverðsins
— Another explosive alien black metal offering from Iceland, raw and progressive and scary.

55:09-END
TERRE (Belgium)
Filth Below
— Dark species of sludge; down-tuned to reach the pit of your soul.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_307_051419.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

0:25-6:45
WARFORGED (Chicago)
We've Been Here Before
— A wide variety of brains from Gorguts, Alkaloid, Artificial Brain and Revocation bring forth a relentless flow of challenging death.

8:09-12:38
VALE OF PNATH (Denver)
The Darkest Gate
— Sinister electronic surround a concoction of evil, progressive death.

13:10-17:25
THOUGHT LEADERS (Bay Area)
Hello Unknown
— Romantic post-punk saturated with shimmering melody created by LEGENDARY musicians in the Bay Area.

17:57-24:02
MURG (Sweden)
Stjärnan
— Jagged edges of forest black metal with a murmur of melody running through.

24:55-28:50
FIRESPAWN (Sweden)
The Hunter
— Supergroup of musicians from Entombed, Necrophobic and Dark Funeral. The new album is supposed to incorporate more heavy metal.

29:24-33:02
BELZEBUBS (Finland)
Blackened Call
— Finnish virtual comic band is serious. Seriously.

33:22-36:26
DAWN OF DEMISE (Denmark)
Collapse
— A fire-breathing Danish vocalist in a catchy, groove-filled death.

37:02-43:36
TÚRIN TURAMBAR (Poland)
Jestem kurwa Babilonu
— The Polish are also aliens, and this is a raw, experimental abstract creation with the vocalist speaking in (Polish) tongue.

44:29-50:32
CONJURER (Indiana)
Light of Death
— Indiana band is a lumbering stoner melodic beast with a stellar, endearing vocalist.

50:52-53:43
ENFORCER (Sweden)
Searching for You
— This was my 2015's 'Best Vintage Old School Beer Metal that Automatically Feathers Your Hair When You Listen to It.' Nuff said.

54:15-END
XAON (Switzerland)
Carillon
— Fantasy and folk mixed with just the right amount of cheese to make it a blast.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_306_050719.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:18am EST

0:25-9:01
MESARTHIM (Australia)
Ghost Condensate I
― Synth beating through Australian black metal madness.

10:02-18:02
GOD'S BASTARD (Brooklyn)
God Raise The Sea
― Brooklyn duo project with musicians from Floods, Krallice, Anicon, Geryon. Tribal mesmerizing drums and low throaty vocals mixed with epic screeches scratching into my heart.

18:24-21:43
ULTRA SILVAM (Sweden)
Wings of Burial
― Energic speed-driven black, malicious chords, all chaotic and organic in texture.

22:05-28:41
ELLENDE (Austria)
Der Blick wird leer
― Melancholy black metal focused on the pain, rather than the fury.

29:22-34:56
AIHOS (Finland)
Ancestors Blood
― Finnish black metal with a savage blur of drumming weaved with a depressive scape of anguished melody.

35:23-39:20
CRAFTING THE CONSPIRACY (TX)
Dimension Door
― Groove and muscular mixed with intense hardcore blasts within death metal that sounds quite Swedish.

39:44-47:06
GARDSGHASTR (Sweden)
Slit Throat Requiem
― Majestic , epic, monstrous symphonic supergroup.

48:05-52:33
INCANDESCENCE (CAN)
Above All
― Duo that creates a large proggy, technical, black metal with death vocals and guitars that bring forth melodic.

53:05-END
VARAHA (Chicago)
Climax & Exile
― Gothic-influenced haunting post-metal with a variety of vocals, from doom to epic metal screech.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_305_043019.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

0:25-5:52
INFERI (Nashville)
Forged in the Phlegethon
― Members of Inferi are also in Equipoise, who have released one of the top albums this year. Intense vocals, technical speed, incredible guitar solos, all in a perfect package of fist punching groove. This was released originally (!0) years ago, but it was RE-RECORDED with all the musical knowledge gained, so this is NEW.

7:05-11:52
KETZER (GER)
No Stories Left
― Germany + melodic + extreme = the new formula. Here it is 1/5th melodic + 1/5th prog + 1/5th speed + 1/5th anthemic + 1/5th German accent. 4th release.

12:14-19:51
ALKYMIST (Montreal)
Letting Dust Fall Gracefully
― Post-apocalyptic doom and gloom and despair. So, my soundtrack.

20:15-26:37
ANTROPOMORPHIA (Netherlands)
Cathedral Ov Tombs
― Been around since the 80's, and know how to punch all of that hate and aggression and death and black down to that chilling groove.

27:22-30:18
EXUMER (GER)
He's a Woman - She's a Man (Scorps cover)
― Another German old school band in the vein of Kreator who have released a stellar bit of fun, quick thrash songs. AND THIS IS A COVER OF THE SCORPIONS!!

30:40-37:34
FRIISK (GER)
De Doden Van't Waterkant
― Yeah, it's Germany again. I am totally racist. Germanic black and blackgaze.

37:52-41:27
VLTIMAS (Portugal)
Everlasting
― Oh this is such a fun aggro death and black with so many incredible riffs from a supergroup of members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem and Cryptopsty.

42:03-49:37
EAST OF THE WALL (NJ)
Non-Functional Harmony
― East of the Wall will make you go, "what's going on." They are multi-instrumental-leaning, with a bit of jazz and a lot of prog all mixed with a smidge of sludge, and a vocalist that is earnest and lovely.

50:31-54:36
NOCTURNAL HOLLOW (Venezuela)
Ancestral Beings
― Death duo dealing out a sickening and tempo-lurching sound underscored with doom.

55:06-END
UNGRAVEN (UK)
Aggro Master
― Conan guitarist creates focus on the growling and hypnotic guitar with the rumble of drums throughout.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_304_041619.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

0:25-8:53
WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA (Finland)
Wake Up The Possessor
— Listen up: members of *Oranssi Pazuzu* dude, AND Dark Buddha Rising. It reminded me of Enemy of the Sun on peyote with a female lead singer. Need. I. Say. Fucking. More.

10:08-15:47
CEREMONY OF SILENCE (Slovakia)
Arising Of No Man
— Really, we have psychedelic death metal now? Expand the brain and then pummel it into pieces, living the Slovakian dream. From a duo no less.

16:18-20:02
WORMWITCH (Vancouver)
Two Wolves
— Yeah, this is the death metal that I grew up on living in my Indian household. Distinct twists within crusty riffy anarchistic tempo changes. The perfect album.

20:37-25:12
HELL FIRE (Bay area)
Masochist
— The bay area let their collective mullet hair loose. Epic heavy metal and a lead singer that hit that high note so well my balls stood on edge.

25:46-33:28
DEVOURER (Sweden)
Evighetens Bila
— Wild guttural gurgling vocals with horror effects in a chomping black metal.

33:53-42:29
MORD'A'STIGMATA (Poland)
Spirit Into Cristal
— Industrial textured-Polish black metal, with the beat of darkwave vocals and industrial notes and beats, stomping back to black metal when suited.

42:49-48:15
GRAFVITNIR (Sweden)
Throne of Blackened Domains
— Yes, more Swedish black metal, this time from Grafvitnir, the vocalist a standout, a screech stain painted over blasting drum rolling over a starry medieval Swedish sky.

49:10-55:08
SCHATTENFALL (GER)
Misanthrop
— Germany is fully accelerating into incredible melodic black metal, their sound interspersed with chanting and poetry. That's what I always say, those Germans are big ole softies.

55:45-END
TRIUMVIR FOUL (Portland)
Urine of Abomination IV
— Shiny demon penis splattering bile-colored urine on the album cover. YES, this is fucking metal from a duo that chases their dense sound with roars and groans and simpers and blows away in ash.

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0:25-5:57
TOTALED (USA?)
As Below
— I couldn't find any info on the members of this band - so I presume this is a supergroup.  The album cover and sound is muddled chaos. Muscular hardcore meets dense, explosive black metal and the result is destructive dissonance in yo' FACE. .

7:00-13:46
THORMESIS (Germany)
Lichtermeer
— Desperation-lined vocals creates heartfelt melancholy not shying away from sweet. This is what melodic black metal is all about, to me anyway. Fuck your definition.

14:24-18:23
BRUTUS (Belgium)
Horde V
— Belgian's version of Sugarcubes-era Bjork, power and sweet-combined vocals. Lead singer is also the drummer, and she aggressively chases the melodic post-metal guitars. Don't miss this album.

18:56-23:08
HATE FORCE (Chicago)
Stolen Valor
— Dude, the lead singer of Harm's Way (drool), drums and bass from Weekend Nachos and Like Rats?!? Yeeeees Chicago, come at me bros.

23:33-27:52
THESE BEASTS (Chicago)
End of the Whip
— Chicago defines dissonant noise rock with tempo-lurching punchy drums, explosive vocals, and melodic bursts.

28:23-33:59
THE BLACK MORIAH (TX)
Scholar Of Tongues
— Absu guitarist creates this new evil, galloping, groove-filled thrash album.

34:29-41:13
MAGIC CIRCLE (Boston)
Gone Again
— Magic fucking Circle does their THANG in 70's retro, and I am in the garden of their psychedelic flowers man.

41:46-46:07
IMPRECATION (TX)
Baptized in Satan's Blood
— Despicable filth from this band has burned slowly in ashes for years, and now vomit unto thee.

47:09-51:09
KALEIKR (Iceland)
Heart Of Lead
— Draugsól members create atmospheric Icelandic black with an emphasis on bass, with spacey effects mixed with proggy tempo dissonance.

51:42-57:19
TRUTH CORRODED (AU)
The Storm
— Australia, your heat and dust have made you so epically angry. This is technical with hella shredding and incredible guest musicians, including Misery Index and Suffocation.

57-56-END
COSMIC PUTREFACTION (Italy)
The Ancient Demagogue
— I heart Australian musician Brendan Sloan forever and ever. He is the one-man Australian genius behind my #2 album of last year - Convulsing. And he has been brought into the mix in this insanely vomiting Italian band. Just a joy.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

0:25-5:55
SHABTI (Maine)
Shrouded and Veiled
— The Rhode Island and Portland Maine corridor is filthy with metal and cool tiny venues, like Machines with Magnets, http://www.machineswithmagnets.com/venue-about. Shabti has members from Obsidian Tongue and Panopticon who mix cool heavy metal guitar solos mixed with technical death and badass shredding and riffs.

7:23-12:43
AORATOS (CO)
Of Harvest, Scythe and Sickle Moon
— Melody creates space within multi-layered percussions, multi-faceted vocals, and multiple horror effects.

13:09-18:40
FROSTHELM (North Dakota)
Pisslord
— Riffs fly swiftly over the North Dakota coal-scorched tundra.

19:10-25:29
TEMPLE OF THE FUZZ WITCH (Detroit)
The Glowing of Satan
— Yes, we all hate fuzz don't we? This is the fuzz band that proves it is still relevant with magic vocals and each song that grooves so hard.

26:12-35:08
WOE (Brooklyn)
The Knell and the World
— Woe is best known for its black metal within plaintive melodies; just gorgeous.

35:29-39:22
DEVIL MASTER (Philly)
Christ's Last Hiss
— Philly pours us PBR after having way too many double IPAs. Refreshingly gleeful.

40:09-47:38
CHROME WAVES (Chicago)
Take Another Sip
— Members from Apostles of Solitude, The Gates of Slumber, Abigail Williams and Wolvhammer that have created a modern, innovative post-metal that redefines post-metal.

48:35-51:57
GOMORRAH (CAN)
Of Ghosts and the Grave
— A mix of aggressive writhing death that breaks into loose proggy instrumental.

52:33-END
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD (TX)
Empty Hands, Hollow Hymns
— Viola, piano and various percussion builds sweet atop ferocious black metal with vocal guests Jarboe and members of Swans and Bell Witch.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

0:25-5:04
VENOM PRISON (UK)
Uterine Industrialisation
— Beastly muscular vocals from a badass female vocalist accompanied by brain-bashing, stunning, surprising, dense, REQUIRED death metal mixed with aggressive hardcore.

7:44-12:26
HERETICAL SECT (NM)
Visceral Divination
— Anonymous and most likely well-known musicians make up Heretical Sect, released by (3) relatively big labels. Doom tempo intensifies into menacing black metal.

13:02-16:33
HEDONIHIL (Finland)
The Hedonist Anthem
— Swallow the Sun's new side project that incorporates restrained melodic compositions in speedy death.

17:07-20:49
DIÄT (Berlin)
Only My Own
— This isn't just a modern take on nostalgia; this band plays homage to old school alternative, post-punk, electro, punk and industrial. They have created a unique mix on a wide spectrum ranging from poppy to ambient to gothy-dance. Respect.

21:21-26:35
CONTRARIAN (NY)
The Petition
— Tight technical cold proggy riff-loving death and melodic death supported by the drummer of Nile who also adds secondary vocals.

27:15-30:50
MARTYRDÖD (Sweden)
Cashless Society
— The Swedes know how to stay filthy, crusty and chomping. Part of a huge tour with Skeletonwitch and Wiegedood.

31:24-40:30
TRISTE TERRE (France)
Corps Glorieux
— A hurricane of wailing vocals swirling until it hides in the eye of the storm, and then becomes furious again. It is the journey of anguish turning into reflection turning into anger and back again.

40:49-50:40
DRAWN INTO DESCENT (Belgium)
The Endless Endeavour
— Organic instrumentation within a reflective melodic atmosphere, diving deep into blasting black metal.

51:34-56:29
MY DILIGENCE (Belgium)
Hunt The Hunter
— Yes, stoner can be hard to deal with nowadays, and this is a name that does not inspire trust ('My Diligence' screams nu-metal - terrible). They blend shoegaze and alternative vocals with heavy thick buzz and riffs, and it is a good mix.

57:10-END
RINGARË (Nashville)
Sorrow Under Starry Sky
— Synth-heavy delectable vampire-kissed lofi black metal that rises behind dark mountains.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

0:25-5:17
EQUIPOISE (Pittsburgh)
A Suit of My Flesh
— A super-super group with members of technical death and grind bands like Perihelion, Hate Eternal, Vale of Pnath, and Inferi. Usually super groups can be idea-heavy and confusing, and often boring. This is such a talented, thoughtful, multi-faceted immense album.

6:36-13:33
SINMARA (Iceland)
Crimson Stars
— Is Icelandic black metal the best modern black metal? They manage to retain horror within a landscape of lush and vivid and perfectly produced.

14:01-18:43
OOZING WOUND (Chicago)
Riding the Universe
— Fans of Karp and Big Black, and produced by Steve Albini, and it shows. Thrashcore, noise, angular, prog-crust with smokey vocals. May be their best album yet.

19:18-27:48
BERGRAVEN (Sweden)
Den Dödes Stigar
— Theatrical horror black metal portions of meandering dreamy pagan folk .

28:21-32:04
FERAL (Sweden)
Dormant Disease
— Feral is apropos. Speed and death with distorted guitars pushed out to the periphery.

32:31-38:12
UNENDLICH (Baltimore)
My Own Misery
— Gravelly vocals atop icy ferocious black metal mixed with beautiful instrumentation. .

38:34-45:22
DREADNOUGHT (Denver)
Besieged
— Female-led psychedelic black metal with saxaphone, flute and mandolin.

46:24-52:15
KING APATHY (Germany)
Cleansing
— Political, anarchistic hardcore with an underlying post-black metal anguished atmosphere.

52:48-END
NAILED TO OBSCURITY (Germany)
The Aberrant Host
— Opeth-style proggy death metal with soaring melody and a mix of vocal styles. The spacy organic instrumentation was a highlight.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_299_031219.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

0:25-7:45
ÆNIGMATUM (Portland)
Lashed and Scorned
— Portland rain-soaked aggressive fierce pummelling black and death.

8:47-14:47
HATH (NJ)
Currents
— Neck-chomping tempos with a scorched vocalist.

15:12-19:51
VALE OF PNATH (Denver)
Accursed
— Snake hissing vocalist writhing and powerful over shredding, cold and furious death.

20:10-25:44
PRÉCIPICES (Montreal)
Je t'écris
— Distorted bleak black gaze surrounding chanted French.

26:34-32:07
PHOBONOID (Italy)
CoRot-7b
— Immersive guitars become meditation, with evil electronic heartbeats throbbing sinister.

32:35-39:59
FANGE (France)
Second Soleil
— Fange has it all, including noise, industrial, hardcore, sludge, laid atop a slab of atmospheric black metal.

40:32-45:20
DUNKELNACHT (FR/Netherlands)
Verses and Allegations
— Oh, the evil brand of riffs is mountainous.

46:21-50:05
WOUNDS (Chicago)
Fractured
— Technical Chicago-styled death metal with guttural and screech, but in an endearing way of neck-breaking groove.

50:22-54:32
MORPHINIST (Germany)
Thousand Souls Unleashed
— Throaty intense melodic black metal from one weirdo’s brain.

55:14-END
ETHEREAL DARKNESS (Belgium)
Forgotten Shadows
— Anguished bordering on gothic emotional haunting melodic black and death.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:21am EST

0:25-6:00
TRESSPASSER (11/2018)(Sweden)
Death To Fight Death
— Tresspasser released their album late last year, and I am sorry to have waited so long to listen. This is a groovy, catchy, rifftastic death and black and unleashed fist pumping enthusiasm from beginning to end.

6:56-9:33
ANTRE (UK)
Tyrant
— Black thrash and death filled with creeping, stalking dread. Sinister as all hell's beasts.


9:58-13:39
SPIRIT ADRIFT (AR)
Eyes Were Not Alive
— One of my fave smooth retro doom from the guitarist of Take Over and Destroy. They won my best doom band in 2016. Bro's vocals are hot.

14:19-18:13
PLAGUEBRINGER (CAN)
Frailty
— Don't mistake this band for Chicago's Plague Bringer (two words). This is the Canadian one-word band with the creepiest vocalist with a spectrum of styles, and a technical grind that fed my soul on an angry Monday morning.

18:33-21:48
TERRE (Belgium)
Ruins
— Dark species of sludge; down-tuned to reach the pit of your soul.

22:12-26:35
ASTROPHOBOS (Sweden)
Until the Red of Dawn
— You can feel the sound waves travel the ridges of his vocal chords; gasping wicked poetry with the support of guitars feeding off each other.

27:32-33:17
GATEKEEPER (Vancouver)
Richard III
— Next (2) bands share the same lead singer. Hooks, riffs, incredible melodic guitar work in a classic heavy metal structure. This song is a cover of Tredegar's.

33:44-39:21
TRAVELER (CAN)
Starbreaker
— Another classic heavy metal band with the same incredible lead singer, anthemic chorus-y fun.

39:47-43:22
WRETCHED FATE (Sweden)
Ominous Shadow
— Another Redefining Dark records classic of epic Swedish death metal with hella muscular vocals and technical, tight punchy guitars.

44:03-49:10
KAUNIS KUOLEMATON (Finland)
Yön tunteina
— Finnish vampires inject violins, synth and pale skin in their super melodic death metal.

49:30-54:43
PERNICION (UK)
The Darkness Comes
— Blasphemous 2-piece that hammers you into the ground.

55:02-END
REFUSAL (Finland)
Void
— Chomping crust and death.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

0:25-5:12
FESTERDAY (Finland)
Into The Void
— Festerday had a splash of melodic and catchy - a bit like Deadbird - in their version of rampaging death. Super fun album. Crazy they started nearly 30 years ago, but haven't made music for 25.

6:15-10:39
A MILLION DEAD BIRDS LAUGHING (AU)
Hersun
— How cool is the band name? Vivid storytelling, like a tech grind version of Edward Ka-Spel, singing of dragons and lions. These guys are a supergroup.

11:07-15:14
AD PATRES (FR)
Spellbound
— The French version of Misery Index: badass, tight, angular, relentless death.

15:41-21:52
PENSÉES NOCTURNES (FR)
Les Valseuses
— New Orleans on meth, carnival jazz prog that is witty, angular, ridiculous.

22:16-25:17
GOD DISEASE (Finland)
Death... Is Just a Beginning
— Finnish zombie doom and death, guttural and meandering.

25:56-33:37
NAXEN (GER)
Dawn Of New Despair
— Black metal bleeds into expressions of depression and pain.

34:05-38:40
A THOUSAND SUFFERINGS (Belgium)(11/2018)
Ghostriders
— Another raw suffering style of death and death rock, melodic and sweet and dark.

39:40-50:32
VELDES (Slovenia)
Keeper of the Flameless
— Atmospheric black metal is restraint within powerful aggression, grandiose and epic.

51:09-END
INTER ARMA (VA)
Citadel
— Their last album was a contender for 2016 Best Sludge.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_296_021919.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:54am EST

0:25-5:05
BLUE HUMMINGBIRD ON THE LEFT (SoCal)
Life Death Rebirth
– Project created by members of Black Twilight Circle, who devote themselves to supporting mesoamerican culture. This band name derives from aztec deity mythology. Tribal, dense, unique.

6:08-12:19
THRONUM VRONDOR (Belgium)
A Symbol Of Acrimony
– Belgian trio inspired by icy destructive theatrical horror black metal. Theme centers around Greek mythology.

12:44-17:12
CRITICAL DEFIANCE (Chile)
Misconception
– Bonding metal, for you and your bros to headbang the shit out of your headbanging.

17:35-21:29
GORGON (France)
Burned for Him
– Hardcore and thrash rear their ugly riff heads in French black metal.

21:50-29:16
OSSUARIUM (Portland)
Corrosive Hallucinations
– Doom and bowel death on every end of the spectrum of pace.

30:01-34:52
DOWNFALL OF GAIA (Germany)
As Our Bones Break to the Dance
– Ignore the terrible cheesy band name. Deeply emotional post-metal hides behind the melodic black metal in the forefront, heavy on the riffs.

35:17-41:39
CHARNEL ALTAR (AU)
Acephalic Worms
– Filthy-heavy funeral doom mixed with suffocating death.

41:58-46:37
PULCHRA MORTE (St. Louis)
Fire and Storm
– More of the doom and death scene, this doom based in blues.

47:38-52:23
YERÛŚELEM (FR)
Reverso
– Blut Aus Nord member in this 2-piece; bringing in his talent from horror black metal, now mixed with heavy industrial beat and rhythm, drone and noise.

52:42-END
MISERY INDEX (Baltimore)
The Choir Invisible
– Dude.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_295_021219.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

0:25-7:30
ALTARAGE (Spain)
Urn
– Newest album is even better than their last that made it to my Best of 2016 list. From drone to muscular chaos, made to challenge the cynical.

8:37-14:05
SOULMASS (FL)
Blacksmith's Wisdom
– Crisp production and strangling gurgling vocals, all within a wall of head churning explosion.

14:31-18:35
SVARTELDER (Norway)
Part V
– Norwegians speak of despair in a shitty world with melodic black and horror.

19:07-25:44
HERMÓDR (Sweden)
Northern Forest
– Stunning balance of soft gorgeous acoustic melodies against bleak frosty black metal. You understand why so many metal albums use the imagery of black limbed trees with light glowing between.

26:28-30:09
LIGHT DWELLER (AR)
Cradel
– Arizona births jagged angular sharp complex death.

30:30-36:47
FERNDAL (Germany)
Die Verlorenen
– Symphonic black metal with just the right touch of organic cello and organ and piano, without going overboard. Retains its sharp edge through out.

38:11-44:03
GUÐVEIKI (Iceland)
Vængför
– Another explosive alien black metal offering from Iceland, raw and progressive and scary.

45:04-51:25
DEATH FORTRESS (NJ)
Wrath of God
– Speaking of New Jersey, the black metal scene is seething here. This allows itself to breath between suffocating, and melody rises to the top.

51:55-55:15
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
The Chasm (Per Boder guest vocalist)
– At the Gates has guest vocalists for their 2018 B side songs, and they are pretty frigging spectacular.

55:52-END
NOCTAMBULIST (Denver)
Atmosphere of Desolation
– Rumbling rasping screeching vocalist god.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_294_020519.mp3
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Best Album Covers
BLACK FAST (St. Louis), album - Spectre of Ruin — https://www.discogs.com/Black-Fast-Spectre-Of-Ruin/release/12239718#images/35108594
FUTURE CORPSE (Melbourne), album - Culture Ruins Everything Around Me — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1191821332_10.jpg
PARIUS (PA), album - The Eldritch Realm — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3105691492_10.jpg
DEADBIRD (AR), album - III: The Forest Within The Tree — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2734892447_10.jpg
LURK (Finland), album - Fringe — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0798154700_10.jpg
GOURMAND (Kansas City), album - Blossoming from the Grave — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1479235691_10.jpg
BLACK VIPER (Norway), album - Hellions of Fire — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3156453153_10.jpg
DEATHRITE (Germany), album – Nightmares Reign — https://www.discogs.com/Deathrite-Nightmares-Reign/release/12773662#images/37027173
ULTHAR (Oakland), album – Cosmovore — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0007232483_10.jpg
CORPSESSED (Finland), album - Impetus of Death — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0079743140_10.jpg
GROSS MISCONDUCT (Vancouver), album – Equinox — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4070700797_10.jpg
CONVULSING (AU), album – Grievous — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2037270330_10.jpg
ANCST (Berlin), album – Abolitionist — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1912435359_10.jpg
SULPHUR AEON (Germany), album - The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos — https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1151529218_10.jpg

Best Traditional Black Metal
SPECTRAL WOUND (CAN), album - Infernal Decadence
Song: Feral Gates Of Flesh (0:25-5:51)
— Black metal split between Modern (last week #2 album Convulsing), Traditional and Melodic/Atmospheric. Spectral Wound stood out against an unbelievable year of black metal, with a vocalist that stains your brain.

Runners-Up:
HUMAN SERPENT (Greece), album - For I,The Misanthropist — They are equipped with an epically vicious vocalist, which is necessary for a 2-piece. The desperation lined with the brilliant melancholy was just immense here, and then punched in was a surprising amount of riffage and groove. Entirely satisfying. I almost chose this over Spectral Wound. Recorded 2015-16, released January 2018.
ABIGOR (Austria), album - Hollenzwang - Chronicles of Perdition — If you miss raw, well grab your balls and listen to the raking grueling sharp jangled black metal of Abigor. The evil oozes, and isn't that what black metal is all about. Rasping, snarling, bubbling, demonic gargled hell.
IMMORTAL (Norway), album - Northern Chaos Gods — Norwegian black metal, that frosty wind of high-pitched vocals in a whirlwind of blasts and head-spinning guitar frenzy.
INEXORUM (MN), album - Lore of the Lakes — I think one-person bands are really good within black metal because s/he focuses on the distinction of instruments, and it doesn't become muddled. Though muddled is also a welcome style in black metal.
SARGEIST (Finland), album – Unbound — Sargeist swings from vicious to melodic, bleak, depressing, emotionally-laden and all of it has the suffocating style we all know and love about black metal.

Best Pagan or Folk-infused Metal
WINDFAERER (NJ), album - Alma
Song: Becoming (7:39-14:15)
— Another black metal album bubbling with organic instruments, but somehow manages to fucking rip the shred of the riff off your butt.

Runners-Up:
HORN, album – Retrograd — This leans heavily into folk, with a vocalist singing to the heavens, a chorus behind him.
KALMAH (Finland), album – Palo — Strings threading through an immense cloud of melodic death, with viking lord musicians at the helm, super groovy and a blast. They sweeten their style of muscular power with folk.
PANOPTICON, album - The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness (I and II) — First of all, this album is massive - 18 story-telling epic songs of acoustic, folk, under-the-stars romantic diving into the ink of black.

Best Melodic or Proggy Death
SULPHUR AEON (Germany), album - The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos
Song: Thou Shalt Not Speak His Name (14:53-21:37)
— Another Lovecraft-influenced album in art and lyric. One of the best death albums of the year, thundering and haunting and deeply fist-in-the-airable. They won Best Death in 2015.

Runners-Up:
HORRENDOUS (Philly), album - Idol — Prog mixed with death; and all of it is super catchy overall
OCEAN OF GRIEF (Greece), album - Nightfall's Lament — Majestic melodic with overtly baritone and masculine vocals is so hard to keep from being cheesy. These Greeks do melodic to perfection, creating vivid gorgeous spell-binding stories.
AT THE GATES (Sweden), album- To Drink from the Night Itself — In the 90's I headbanged to this band religiously in my car. Their new albums sound a lot like Slaughter, but why the hell not. Again, with age comes refinement.

Best Melodic/Post/Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal
DISCIPLES OF THE VOID (Finland), album - S/T
Song: The Heirs Of Wormwood (22:39-28:59)
— Torment-leaning, anonymous 2-piece creating symphonic black metal and shriek-infused melody. The duo creates so much fucking epicness that will defy your preconceived notions of atmospheric.

Runners-up:
SUMMONING (Vienna), album - With Doom We Come — A strange, strange mood with ethnic instrumentation and horns blowing across the frostbitten land.
KARG, (Austria) album – Dornenvögel — The vocals are the tool for fierceness in this band, with the emphasis on organic acoustic guitars strummed in gorgeous landscapes. Dude is from Harakiri for the Sky.
OMNIPOTENCE (Vancouver), album – Praecipitium — A late release in the year, a debut, and powerful impact. Thrash and riffs mixed with the pure melodic black modernizes the sound.
AVAST (Norway), album - Mother Culture — Who knew black metal could be influenced by shoegaze so successfully.

Best Bay Area Local Albums
Bay area dude. Fucking bay area.
THESE BASTARDS (SF), album - Old and Pissed
Song: Our Prayer (29:58-32:03)
– I just caught These Bastards, and they are fucking hilarious as you would expect from old farts who’ve been around forever. Their wit, technical prowess and chemistry is something to see live, punchy as fuck album.

PRIMAL RITE (Oakland), album - Dirge of Escapism
Song: Antivenom (32:04-34:15)
— I haven’t seen Primal Rite yet, not sure yet since I see their name everywhere, opening up for pretty big acts and they’ve been around for a handful of years. They are everything you expect from a crossover band: unbelievably catchy and frenzied. They play with tempos, slowing down unexpectedly, building upon each other.

Runners-Up:
BRAINOIL (Oakland), album - Singularity to Extinction — Sludge gods Brainoil were one of the forefathers of the downtuned thick bass and groove, led by profoundly deep vocals that made a girlfriend of mine pass out at a show.
ULTHAR (Oakland), album – Cosmovore — Oakland debut offers chompy speedy-thrash with bloody death and evil black.

Best Modern Death (mixed genre)
VEILBURNER (PA), album - A Sire To The Ghouls Of Lunacy
Song: Introvertoid (34:50-42:00)
— Veilburner swallowed Oranssi Pazuzu and burped out weird and synthy and theatrical within guttural death and a mix of black. So surprising.

Runners-Up:
RIVERS OF NIHIL (PA), album - Where Owls Know My Name — This band created one of the best videos for sure, technical death mixed with organic instrumentation like saxophone; dynamic, diverse and textured death
OUTRE-TOMBE (Quebec), album - Nécrovortex — Death and thrash and punk, refreshing a brutal mix
HISSING (Seattle), album - Permanent Destitution — Death noise, aggressive, seething, dissonant insanity with no patterns that somehow makes sense.

Best Modern Doom (mixed genre)
HOODED MENACE (Finland), album - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
Song: In Eerie Deliverance (42:58-49:35)
— Unafraid is the doom, and it swallows whole the death riffs and aggression. Finnish alien brain keeps ya guessing.

Runners-Up:
Thou (Baton Rouge), album- Magus — The released their 5th full-length in a flurry of releases last year, including multiple EPs. Thou is what you would expect: depressive sludge, ambient, melancholy melodic doom with a explosive spectrum of vocals that plead not to look at him. Well, I'm looking.
Khemmis (Denver), album – Desolation — Khemmis' vocalist soars in front of the sound, a blend of majestic doom, paced by a thick sludge. It erupts into catchy melodies, a lot like GypsyHawk, a spinoff of the original Skeletonwitch.
Deadbird (AR), album - III: The Forest Within The Tree — When I heard Deadbird nearly 15 years ago, the vocals did me in. Heart-wrenching. The incredible album art is by John Santos.

Saturday Album
SLUGDGE (UK), album - Esoteric Malacology
Song: Slave Goo World (50:27-56:52)
— An intense dense sweet funny creepy desolate clean filthy brutal challenging complex album. It is pure talent, and can fit any mood for any Saturday. Unbelievable from a duo.

Best Avant Garde/Experimental/#1 Album
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT (NY), album - Vile Luxury
Song: Gotham Luxe (57:57-END)
— Conceptually capturing all aspects of NYC - beauty, grit, decay, sophistication with 2 trombones, 2 trumpets, a tuba, bass, and raving lunatic vocalists. As with all the best albums, you have to listen multiple times and each time is a different experience.

Runner-Up:
Gura (Belgium), album – Caligura — Gura is a crazed 2 piece of jazz saxaphone often following the singer off a ledge, a thick bass and drums that punch holes into each other, experimental to say the least, you have no idea where it starts and ends. All of it makes sense.

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Best Song Names
Rebel Wizard, album - Voluptuous Worship Of Rapture And Response — 
1. Persisting as it does
2. The prophecy came and it was soaked with the common fools forboding
3. High mastery of the woeful arts
4. Drunk on the wizdom of unicorn semen
5. The poor and ridiculous alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and us all
6. Mother Nature, oh my sweet mistress, showed me the other worlds and it was just fallacy
7. Majestic mystical burdens
8. Healing the chakras with heavy negative wizard metal
9. Voluptuous worship of rapture and response
10. Exhaustive glory

Best Traditional Death
MONSTROSITY (FL), album - The Passage of Existence
Song: The Hive (0:26-5:05)
— Sweaty old mullet metal bros that have headbanged their way around Florida death for decades. These guys know the riff, the guitar solos, the intricacies of vocals and the headbang. Just a gem.

Runners-up:
CORPSESSED (Finland), album - Impetus of Death — Blast blast blast in your face and Finnish country folk that bite the antlers off rabid beasts. These guys go all out epic.
LIK (Sweden), album - Carnage — I like Lik because it reminded me of At The Gates (listen to Rid You of Your Flesh), almost the exact same vocals, melodic touch to old school death. Fucking headbang with a fist in the air. Nothing new, but so much fun.
HATE ETERNAL (FL), album - Upon Desolate Sands — Muscular death metal that flex: technical, brutal, overtly masculine vocals. They are innovative beyond throwing around testicles. Guitar solos are epic, so many crushing riffs.

Best Hardcore/Punk
PORTRAYAL OF GUILT (TX), album - Let Pain Be Your Guide
Song: Your War (6:55-9:13)
— Bleak and raw, emotional; deeply-felt lyrics which is a staple of hardcore. This is just the beginning for these guys.

Runners-Up:
JESUS AIN'T IN POLAND (Italy), album - No Man's Land — Jesus Ain't in Poland have slowed their version of grindcore to dynamic, eruptive, melodic hardcore. With some grind sprinkled on top.
MAMMOTH GRINDER (Austin), album - Cosmic Crypt — With members of Iron Reagan and Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder unsurprisingly blended the chompiness of hardcore into death, short little bits of fun to dig your teeth into.
IDLES (UK), album - Joy as an Act of Resistance — Idles got my last year's Best Punk album. Bristol punks want you to find joy as the resistance, gawd how sweet. These are hot British guys you want to hug and punch and drink beers with. Stylized punk with deep lyrical content.
FUTURE CORPSE (Melbourne), album - Culture Ruins Everything Around Me — A triumphant experimental sound, diving face splat first into prog and punk, stir some badass death metal kick, simmer with jazz, and all with the young heart of poppy punk and hardcore vocals. Stunning fantasy album art.

Best Legendary Band
SATAN (UK), album - Cruel Magic
Song: Legions Hellbound (9:52-14:50)
— 40 years of dense and intricate guitars creating melodic thrash, and they don't need to speed it up to make their point.

Runners-up:
AT THE GATES (Sweden), album - To Drink From the Night Itself — In the 90's I headbanged to this band religiously in my car. Their new albums sound a lot like Slaughter, but why the hell not. Again, with age comes refinement.
JUDAS PRIEST (UK), album - Firepower — Judas Priest prove they are still heavy metal gods. They engage in their trademark hooks and harmonies and manage to remain muscular. A must-have album.

Best Female Vocalist
CLOUD RAT (Michigan), album - Silk Panic
Song: Nago (15:20-17:50)
— This album encompasses a universe of emotions that every woman possesses. She screams it for us. She sighs. She breathes. She is amazing.

Runners-Up:
IZEGRIM (Netherlands), album - Beheaded By Trust — Geezus, the female vocalist is nothing short of amazing. Check her out here: https://youtu.be/w3_-ps206sM
DEATHBELL (France/Ireland), album - With The Beyond — Incredibly jolting pagan psychedelic doom led by a French goddess with sultry vocals.
MESSA (Italy), album - Feast for Water — Don't worry, she's on the list below.
LUCIFER (Sweden/Berlin), album - California Son — Berlin has blues in their blood. This is perfect 70's rock with a badass female lead vocalist.

Best Extreme/Technical Death
GOROD (FR), album - Aethra
Song: Hina (18:24-23:38)
— And the guitar lords speak after the bloody battle. You have won, tech death nerds, you are the mighty warriors of all. This album is frighteningly fast, crazy, brutal, but most importantly a fucking blast.

Runners-Up:
PORTAL, album - Ion — Anonymous, cloaked members creating completely fucking alien dissonant atmospheric for your fucked up brain.
REPLICANT (NJ), album - Negative Life — Bass-heavy, harmonies and space between the chaos breathes fresh energy in this modern tech death, heavy on the riff. Then the vocals vomit its raw horror.
INOCULATED LIFE (Denver), album - Exist to Decay — Colorado rises, yet again. These guys have a long, long life. This was a killer debut.

Best Darkwave/Deathrock/Post-Punk
NAUT (UK), album - Raise the Lights
Song: Frames (24:17-30:41)
— I can't deny, this is one of my favorite categories. These guys use bass to create their brooding melody, with those death rock vocals, encompassed in a bow of shimmering guitars. They are nostalgic personified.

Runners-Up:
THE SOFT MOON (Berlin), album - Criminal — Stylish, intense industrial darkwave with a really cool-styled vocalist. Extremely danceable.
LEBANON HANOVER (Germany), album - Let Them Be Alien — German dark danceable wave done to perfection by a duo of vocal perfection, both male and female. Gorgeous synth and bass.

Best Traditional Doom
MESSA (Italy), album - Feast for Water
Song: Leah (31:34-39:34)
— Soft, strange, lovely mood created by angelic and powerful vocals with crisp, bluesy guitars. They were nominated last year, and a clear winner in this, hands down.

Runners-Up:
DEATHBELL (France/Ireland), album - With The Beyond — 4-female created distorted, thick melodic doom. Incredibly jolting pagan psychedelic doom led by a French goddess with sultry vocals.
URFAUST (Netherlands), album - The Constellatory Practice — The vocalist is a wavering thin screech between a wall of black meditation, an oppressive push that pressed my brain into a slit. Controlled Bleeding experimental style mixed with melodic and cathedral vocals in parts. This is the last part of a trilogy.
SOLSTICE (UK), album - White Horse Hill — Solstice started in 1990; if you are Indian and can do math in your head, that is a fuckload of time ago. Led by a charismatic lead singer, pagan heavy metal doom.
APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE (Indiana), album - From Gold to Ash — 2 vocalists are standouts, gorgeous harmonizing loveliness.

Best Sludge
1914 (Ukraine), album - The Blind Leading the Blind
Song: Passchenhell (40:11-47:03)
— I may have cheated placing this death-leaning band in sludge, but it has elements of sludge: filthy, crushing, dense, suffocating.

Runners-Up:
FISTER (St. Louis), album - No Spirit Within — Fister is one of the best sludge bands ever created. Infusing slow tempoed darkly filthy passages with the evil screech and rasp of the vocalist, bubbling into catchy rhythmic headbreaking, but only in brief slashes of time. The rest is just gurgling torture. Had one of my favorite songs all year: https://youtu.be/Vfoo0l9x14Y
BRAINOIL (Oakland), album - Singularity To Extinction — Bay area Brainoil releases groove rampage sludge that is that Brainoil-style of satisfaction. Greg's vocals are epic. John Santos created-album art.

Best Retro
Wytch Hazel (UK), album - II: Sojourn
Song: See My Demons (47:51-52:13)
— One of the hardest, worst categories for me to rate, because I loved every single one of these albums. For (2) of them - Graveyard and Greenleaf, I was banging my head on the wall, I love these bands so much. But, this was the album this year. Story-telling, jamming guitars, and those vocals. Rich, rich stuff.

Runners-Up:
Graveyard (Sweden), album - Peace — If you know anything about me, you know that I worship Graveyard, the warm melting sweet chocolate vocalist. In the midst of becoming famous, winning a grammy in their country, and discussions of breaking up, these guys took their sabbatical and came back together strong and vital and strong in storytelling, hooks, blues, ripping my heart apart yet again.
The Night Flight Orchestra, album - Sometimes the World Ain't Enough
They blend the funk of the 70's and classic metal ballad vocals and lyrical content of the 80's. Super fun.
Greenleaf (Sweden), album - Hear the Rivers — Swedes do psychedelic jamming blues the best; and Greenleaf has been one of my favorites of these bands. They changed their incredible singer a few years ago, which was terrifying to me. But holy shit, they must have sacrificed to Satan because he is amazing. This is one of their strongest soulful albums to date.

Best Modern Black Metal (mixed genre)/Best Evil Male Vocalist/#2 Album
CONVULSING (AU), album – Grievous
Song: Relent (53:37-END)
— This album reminded me of Ruins of Beverast and Venenum. Not in the sound, but the creation of an epic, unexpected trip within and outside your brain. Yes, this is a 1-man band. He has climbed through my brain with massive vocals, contrasting tempos, creepy atmosphere climbing into dissonance. Bleak and monstrous.

Runners-Up:
SKELETONWITCH (OH), album - Devouring Radiant Light — I don't care what anyone says, Skeletonwitch has always been genius. THe new lead singer put me at a loss at first, but I think he found his footing with this one. More focused on fierce cold black metal, rather than the charming previous lead singer's love for groovy thrash. It fits now.
REBEL WIZARD (AU), album - Voluptuous Worship Of Rapture And Response — The vocals are a knife, the technical guitar solos are worshipful. Australia had the most epic scene of 2018. Reb
GAEREA (Portugal), album - Unsettling Whispers — Bleak to its core, whispers of evil and death crawling up your spine, the tempo is not based on your need for headbanging. They will let you know when it is appropriate or necessary, nothing is staged.

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0:25-5:44
SULPHUR AEON (Germany)
Lungs into Gills
— Impactful monstrous Germanic riffs, isolated guitars and sonic vocals creating melodic death.

7:37-16:55
DØDSFERD (Greece)
Loyal To The Black Oath
— Vocals are touching, aching and powerful within emotional compositions.

17:26-22:27
PLOUGHSHARE (Australia)
In Offal, Salvation
— Strangled vocals, wicked melodies, blasting drums, electronic hisses in unexpected mixes.

22:54-29:07
HISSING (Seattle)
Eulogy in Squalor
— Death noise, aggressive, seething, dissonant insanity with no patterns that somehow makes sense.

29:48-34:00
UNMAKER (Richmond)
Used Future
— The shy boy waits to be noticed. Perfect post-punk soulfulness.

34:11-36:52
UBOA (Australia)
Thigh High Cat Tights
— Shocking.

37:18-41:11
DISCIPLES OF THE VOID (Finland)
The Apocalypse Reign
— Anonymous 2-piece creating symphonic black metal with shrieks and ferocious drumming threaded with melody.

41:30-44:30
WAN (Sweden)
Till maskarna slängd
— Blistering, raw, speed-driven black'n'thrash.

45:23-53:33
OMNIPOTENCE (Vancouver)
Beyond the Boundaries of Being
— One of the best melodic black metal of the year.

53:53-56:42
BRIDGE BURNER (New Zealand)
The Blood Never Lies
— Vocalist climbs up your spine in stilettos. Converge-style dissonant hardcore, distorted with a splash of death.

57:01-END
TOMBTOKER (Baltimore)
Warfare Revolution
— Groove stoner doom and sludge, always with an edge.

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0:25-4:03
OUTRE-TOMBE (Quebec)
Concile Cadaverique
— Monstrous groove and riffs, building with melody, Frenchly-epic.

4:56-12:10
KRIEGSMASCHINE (Poland)
Residual Blight
— Members of Polish band Mgla created this drumming beast, dynamic and hypnotic.

12:36-17:24
ORDER OV RIVEN CATHEDRALS (Italy)
Wrath ov a photon god
— Frenzied pace with horror psychedelic, incredibly diverse and dense 2-piece.

17:47-21:37
INOCULATED LIFE (Denver)
Birthed into Purgatory
— Colorado is rising high in bleak death. Must be the serial killer mountains.

21:58-26:20
WYTCH HAZEL (UK)
See My Demons
— Honey vocalist dripping through powerful retro-revitalist.

26:58-30:50
FRONTIERER (Scotland)
Glitcher
— Electro-math prog and hardcore with absolutely no emotion.

31:16-35:29
SIEGE COLUMN (NJ)
Inferno Deathpassion
— Lofi 2-piece snarls with rusty, distorted, intense death.

35:49-41:08
METAL CHURCH (WA)
Revolution Underway
— Powerful vocals lead Metal Church's release, still going strong after 30 years. Heavy metal with progs, riff, chorus and old school ballads.

41:29-46:25
PRIMAL RITE (SF)
Immutable Law
— So catchy, Primal Rite kicks out a blast of thrash and brutally diverse pace, in this debut full-length.

47:24-51:14
VENOM (UK)
We The Loud
— Venom with Cronos releases this 15th album, still gritty and thrashy as fuck.

51:35-END
NACHTMYSTIUM (Chicago)
Resilient
— After many years, Nachtmystium roars back with new Chicago black metal.

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0:25-5:58
ALKALOID (Germany)
Azagthoth
— Members of Obscura and Aborted. Proggy complex theatrical death with nerdy guitar solos and tons of riffs.

7:16-13:54
SVARTIDAUÐI (Iceland)
Sol Ascending
— Icelandic black metal is desperate, bleak, romantic. Drumming is part of this blanket of complex instrumentation. Great wolf beast album cover.

14:20-18:27
AKHENATEN (CO)
Pazuzu: Harbinger of Darkness
— Colorado 2-piece uniquely threads original Middle-Eastern folk within a vicious death.

19:20-23:30
ECHO BEDS (CO)
Buried Language
— Another Colorado 2-piece, on the industrial spectrum. These guys went to Ground Zero in the 90’s, and we definitely attended the same shoes. Small stupid Colorado world. This is fragmented dystopian industrial cracked in a million pieces.

24:21-33:04
NIGHT GAUNT (Italy)
Labyrinth
— Creepy doom with versatile vocals, and all of it will make you headbang.

33:25-37:40
BLACKRAT (CAN)
Thrall to the Gallows
— Filthy, crusty teeth-baring Blackrat, chomping aggressively.

38:03-39:21
THESE BASTARDS (SF)
Scorched Vellum
— Old and pissed off, seething, catchy, charming fast-paced thrash and core.

40:08-44:46
A THOUSAND SUFFERINGS (Belgium)
Ghostriders
— The album name is Bleakness. Fucking Belgians are sad man.

45:35-49:52
CIST (Russia)
Cryonesia
— Crusty, proggy old school death with dynamic tempo changes.

50:26-54:48
RAUHNÅCHT (Austria)
Zwischen den Jahren
— One-man Austrian haunting black metal with gorgeous organic instrumentation, including a flute.

55:10-END
ZEALOTRY (Boston)
At The Nexus Of All Stillborn Worlds
— Boston is pissed off.

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0:25-2:43
BAUHAUS (UK)(previously unreleased)
Some Faces
— Brand new 1979 unreleased Bauhaus! https://bauhaus.bandcamp.com/

3:48-8:34
LEBANON HANOVER (Germany)
Alien
— German dark danceable wave done to perfection by a duo of vocal perfection, both male and female. Gorgeous synth and bass.

9:01-15:19
GROSS MISCONDUCT (Vancouver)
Triserpentine
— Vancouver death and thrash, so incredibly catchy. 20 years brings technical prowess.

15:56-20:22
CORPSESSED (Finland)
Graveborne
— Finns create the weirdest monster album art in an alien world. The music is sledgehammer death.

20:48-30:09
CHAPEL OF DISEASE (Germany)
The Sound Of Shallow Grey
— Chapel of Disease incorporates bluesy 70's into their take on death.

30:56-37:11
SIGH (Japan)
In Memories Delusional
— Japanese Sigh continue their fluorescent LSD carnival dream album.

37:30-43:50
MUSMAHHU (2019)(Sweden)
Musmahhu, Rise
— Musmahhu is a mythological hybrid of serpent, lion and bird. The musician has his own record label and is involved in a lot of other projects; and this is blistering awesomeness. I am stoked to hear the album next year.

44:42-51:31
THE WIZARDS (Spain)
Distorted Mirrors
— This band has been a fave of mine, and were in the running for Best Retro last year. The lead singer is a Spanish god.

51:51-54:56
SLEGEST (Norway)
Undergangens Tankesmed
— Beer and rock and Norwegian spitting.

55:21-END
DANTALION (Spain)
The End Of Everything
— Desolate anguished death.

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0:25-4:59
BARING TEETH (TX)
Impressions Left Behind
— Swarming, rolling, relentless and mesmerizing layers creating dynamic and haunting.

6:19-11:00
PORTRAYAL OF GUILT (TX)
Daymare
— Younguns speak to the horrors of living. Vocals range from screamo to guttural thick rage. Hardcore and grind mixes with electronic and other diverse thoughts.

11:38-18:14
GREENLEAF (Sweden)
The Rumble and the Weight
— Swedes do psychedelic jamming blues the best; and Greenleaf has been one of my favorites of these bands. They changed their incredible singer a few years ago, which was terrifying to me. But holy shit, they must have sacrificed to Satan because he is amazing. This is one of their strongest soulful albums to date.

18:45-26:16
VEILBURNER (PA)
Glory Glory Grotesque
— I await Veilburner's new album with much anticipation, as this teaser is as strange and horror-filled, but blended so well with riffs and groove. Pennsylvania is filled with vampires.

26:52-29:52
ANCST (Germany)
Degradation & Subordination
— Crust is never my favorite, but Ancst plays with black and groove and melodic so well. The vocalist drives a stake through the heart.

30:34-36:03
CURSE ETERNAL (Finland)
I Love Transylvania
— Album art of these Finns is demonic. A raw sound is rounded out by ragged vocals and melodic guitar wailing.

36:30-43:36
WITHERFALL (Los Angeles)
Shadows
— White Wizzard members will always mean amazing harmonizing, groove and technical prowess. This band is way more dramatic, if that is possible. The vocalist is stunning heavy metal.

44:37-50:26
MARCHE FUNÈBRE (Belgium)
Death Wish Woman
— Gloomy melodic death cloaked with snarling vomits of vocals.

50:49-56:11
ULTHAR (Oakland)
Asymmetric Warfare
— Oakland debut offers chompy speedy-thrash with bloody death and evil black.

56:53-END
DEATHRITE (Germany)
Appetite for Murder
— Sludge and crust and death is slow to mid-tempo, mixed with atmosphere. A change for this band.

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0:25-6:33
1914 (Ukraine)
Arrival. the Meuse-Argonne
— Ukranians know how to be dark and wicked and infuse melody to give them a chance, just enough for them to rip you apart. They released this album on 11/11 at 11am, for the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. N.E.R.D.S.

7:28-11:35
ARSIS (VA)
Hell Sworn
— Highlight is the unique and multi-dimensional raspy singing in a solid thrash and death album.

12:06-16:00
GOROD (FR)
Goddess of Dirt
— French aliens who want to take over the world in guitar battles.

16:25-21:01
SYLVAINE (Norway)
Severance
— Post-metal landscape is an accompaniment to gorgeous and brutal female vocals.

21:26-25:12
PSYCROPTIC (AU)
Beyond the Black
— Sweaty and heaving Australian grind. Almost too much, but just enough.

25:56-30:44
CRYPTOPSY (Montréal)
The Wretched Living
— Sadistic pain to get you out of this hell on earth. Just for a moment. Revel and be grateful they provide this torture for your brain.

31:05-40:11
DEITUS (UK)
Salvifici Doloris
— Dynamic black metal with just the right moments of aggression against slower movements.

40:41-46:06
SEROCS (Mexico, CAN, FR)
Nonbeing
— Fucking international dudes.

46:58-49:53
NOCTURN (Romania)
Memento
— Black and thrash and vampiric, cause, see above. Romania.

50:26-END
MISOTHEIST (Norway)
Beast and Soil
— Hatred of god is why we have this.

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0:25-4:55
OUTRE (Poland)
Distant Daylight
— This band made my Best Black Metal list in 2015.  This is more of the same relentless, claustrophobic, drum-pummelling excellence.  

6:14-11:07
HATE ETERNAL (FL)
Upon Desolate Sands
— Muscular death, crushing riffs, and innovative compositions takes it beyond sweaty testicle metal.  

11:39-15:01
BRAINOIL (Oakland)
Blank Static Void
— Bay area Brainoil releases groove rampage sludge that is that Brainoil-style of satisfaction.  Greg's vocals are epic.  John Santos created-album art!! 

15:30-20:31
GLACIAL TOMB (Denver)
Sunless Dawn
— Khemmis lead singer in a new blistering death and core project.   

20:53-25:11
XUL (CAN)
Life Disintegrating
— A spectrum of inventive black metal, gorgeous to snarling, warm to cutting, suspense to breakdown.  Oh fuck yes – “I worship NOTHING”.

25:59-28:23
EVULSE (Oakland)
Agoraphobia
— Filthy guttural death eruptions from Oakland.  
https://transylvaniantapes.bandcamp.com/album/evulse-call-of-the-void

28:46-33:54
THE ORDER OF APOLLYON (FR)
— Delicious headbanging black metal with a French accent.

34:28-40:44
ESOCTRILIHUM (FR)
— A dying gasp of medieval apocalyptic death.  Released early this year, and didn't want to miss it.

41:12-45:40
BLOODBATH (Sweden)
— Supergroup with members of Paradise Lost, Opeth and Craft diving into multiple styles of death, crust and black.  

46:46-52:27
VALDRIN (OH)
— Horror, creepy and carnivalesque storytelling death and black metal. 

52:46-56:13
WELTSCHMERZ (Netherlands)
— Raw crusty chomping black metal with a bit of your dead soul. 

56:51-END
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
— Glory of the vikings!

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0:25-7:110:25-7:11
YAZ (1982)
Don't Go (12" remix)
— Allison Moyet is up there with Siouxsie in alternative queendom.  This is Vince Clark brilliance pre-Erasure.  Yazoo will be releasing 4 albums this month - both original albums, a remix album and 2 BBC sessions.  It is on my Christmas wish list. 

7:12-13:18
O.M.D. (1985)
Secret
— You may remember O.M.D. from the topnotch Pretty in Pink soundtrack, but their prime sound goes back to their singles and EPs from the early 1980's.  Crush was one of the best new wave albums of all time. 

13:19-19:42
DEPECHE MODE (1987)
StrangeLove (blind mix)
— Music for the Masses is in the running for the best new wave album of all time.  Every song was a hit. 

19:43-27:53
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES (1988)
Peek-A-Boo (remix)
— Siouxsie Sioux inspired every woman in her path.  She was massive prior to this album of course, but this album became new wave mainstream and hit all the clubs. 

28:13-35:17
NEW ORDER (1985)
Sub-culture (remix)
— Holy crap, the plethora of hits available from New Order's Substance album, a compilation of their singles. 

35:18-42:59
THE CURE (1989)
Lullaby (Extended Mix)
— When Disintegration released, I had already loved the Cure for years.  But then Disintegration blew my mind and heart and soul and my love for Robert Smith and his lyrics deepened to rapture.  He is a god. 

43:00-47:14
ALPHAVILLE (1984)
A Victory of Love
— Everyone remembers the famous Forever Young song, but the entire rest of the album contains some of the best new wave songs ever made.  This is in my top 10 new wave albums, and this is one of my favorite songs. 

47:44-55:21
PINK TURNS BLUE (1988)
Your Master Is Calling
— A relatively unknown but massive band that was incredibly vital to the new wave scene.  Buy every album right now. 

55:22-59:15
SISTERS OF MERCY (1987)
This Corrosion
— Patricia's hair and Andrew's deep baritone, and when that beat landed, holy shit.  I remember lending this cassette out and never getting it back.  Never again assholes. 

59:17-END
THE SMITHS (1984)
How Soon Is Now
— The most danced song of every new wave song ever to exist.  I mean, these lyrics were the soundtrack of our souls.
There's a club if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry
And you want to die

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0:25-4:41
OUTER HEAVEN (PA)
Decaying Realms
— Filthy, churning, riff-heavy death from start to finish.

5:40-8:53
CLOUD RAT (Michigan)
November
— Immense female lead singer of Cloud Rat expresses our emotions so well. Sick-of-your-shit vocals give way to brief respites of alternative rock, and it is a joy. Mostly grind and hardcore, don't worry.

9:26-13:32
AUTHOR & PUNISHER (San Diego)
Nazarene
— He stays true to old school industrial with vocals reminiscent of Ogre. Bro makes most of his noise-makers.

14:22-20:01
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
I See Through You
— Psychedelic blues in a cracked, distorted production. These guys know how to take you out on a stoner journey SO well. Don't miss this, the reviews are underwhelming but the album is not.

20:34-31:00
PIAH MATER (Brazil)
Earthbound Ruins
— Loose proggy death and rock and jazz.

31:44-35:55
SARGEIST (Finland)
To Wander the Night's Eternal Path
— One original member remains, bringing in new members from Nightbringer and Saturnian Mist. Retains brutal while still infusing the evil and the romance, the way I like it.

36:14-38:20
IRON REAGAN (VA)
Patronizer
— Cleaner-style vocals in the same punchy thrash and fun.

38:42-43:26
AETERNUS (Norway)
The Sword of Retribution
— Thick medieval vocals breathe out fire.

44:23-54:43
ULTHA (Germany)
With Knives to the Throat and Hell in Your Heart
— Emotional, bleak, distressed, anguished, moody black metal to listen to while putting on heavy eyeliner.

55:24-END
HOLOCAUSTO EM CHAMAS (Portugal)
After The Crucifixion
— Terror-driven black metal for serial killers.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_283_101618.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

0:25-5:14
DALKHU (Slovenia)
— Slovenian lead-ups and focus on drumming with hot hoodied dudes.

7:33-12:28
HIGH ON FIRE (Oakland)
— High on Fire tries their hand with menacing, chomping metal and it is badass. The drumming is tight and brutal and the highlight.

12:52-17:42
SLÆGT (Denmark)
Perfume and Steel
— Groove and black metal blasting ash into a Danish sky.

18:10-26:12
WINDHAND (VA)
— Her vocals harmonize so perfectly with this style of stoner, really allowing this genre to shine in her hands.

26:55-33:59
DEPTHS ABOVE (Czech)
— Romantic emotional melodies, vibrant and gloomy.

34:29-38:35
HYPERDONTIA (Denmark/Turkey)
— Monstrous aggressive death blowing from the bowels of hell.

39:07-43:25
ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD (Norway)
— First and last album, kind of makes you want to hear their story. Death mixed with more modern atmospheric. The bassist stands out.

44:19-51:04
INFESTUS (Germany)
— Acoustic instrumentation mixed with aggression and anguish.

51:22-57:04
ORDEAL (Denmark)
— Screaming, dying, tortured sludge.

 

57:35-END
CRUCIBLE OF HATE (OH)
— Galloping death and thrash from aggressive Ohio

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_282_100918.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:38am EST

0:25-6:24
HORRENDOUS (Philly)
Devotion (Blood for Ink)
— Bi-vocalist styled, unpredictable, proggy, witty memorable death.

9:31-15:00
HELRUNAR (Germany)
Als die Welt zur Nacht sich wandt
— Gravelly vocalist speaking German poetry, blending soft and death and emotional in their black metal.

15:33-19:36
SCORCHED (Delaware)
Bodies Collect
— Varied, unexpected, jaunty and spacey death.

19:53-27:08
GEVURAH (Montreal)
Across the Primordial Sea
— A duo pouring out rabid epic black metal.

27:43-35:21
VOIVOD (Quebec)
The End of Dormancy
— A unique, strange beast of a creation, with so many unexpected twists and turns. Made for nerds. Yes. . . you.

35:52-43:23
A FOREST OF STARS (UK)
Premature Invocation
— Theatrical, anguished, desperate, passionate with a fun twist of synth.

44:15-49:58
ABORTED (Belgium)
Vespertine Decay
— Melodic death with groove and riffs and tight as fuck drumming.

50:33-57:37
DÖDSRIT (Sweden)
A Drowning Voice
— Never underestimate one-man bands. Punchy hardcore-crust black metal with a raspy vocalist.

58:08-END
INOCULATION (Cleveland)
Xa'Ligha
— Filthy angular death from of course, Cleveland.

Behind My Vocals
Cigarettes After Sex, Hole, Sinead O’Connor, Alison Moyet, Siouxsie, Lebanon Hanover, Pleasure Symbols, Catherine Wheel w/ Tanya Donelly

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_281_100218.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:12am EST

0:25-6:05
REVOCATION (Boston)
The Outer Ones
— Part of my Best Live Show 2017, Revocation has dropped a fuck bomb of an album, full of their proggy death, thrash, groove and riffs with a spin into their version of sci-fi horror space. Yeah, more of the same.

7:20-14:37
MORNE (Boston)
To the Night Unknown
— Yes, I actually lived in Boston and I would see the lead singer of Morne at shows and we used to call him Metal Fit Guy. He was very muscular. His sound is too.

14:58-18:54
CULT LEADER (SLC)
I Am Healed
— SLC grind, suffocating and hateful. Aw. So cute.

19:16-24:31
MOLOCH (Nottingham)
Hang
— UK sludge is slow motion sledgehammer metal.

24:58-31:54
INFERNAL COIL (Boise)
In Silent Vengeance
— Idaho is of course nuts. Suffocating walls of grind.

32:06-34:50
CRAWL (Sweden)
Sentenced To Rot
— Crusty Swedes swing into death.

35:15-39:01
MORGUE WALKER (Carolinas)
Forage the Ash
— Don't set aside his comical vomit vocals, it is badass.

39:26-45:53
ETERNAL ROT (Poland/UK)
In Their Decaying Eyes
— Creepy horror doom and death.

46:44-54:40
MALTHUSIAN (Ireland)
Across The Expanse Of Nothing
— Cavernous ominous death. Yes, more fucking death.

55:17-END
CATTLE DECAPITATION (SD)
An Exposition of Insides
— The album art is just the worst, so painful. This is a collection of their "rarities."

Behind My Vocals
Sixth of June, Oto, Message, File Not Found, Eleven Pond, Gold Zebra, Silicon Teens, Void Vision, Le Syndicat Electronique

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_280_092518.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:37am EST

0:25-8:30
WINDFAERER (NJ)
Dawn of Phantom Light
— Distressed, anguished black metal with ethereal threads of violin. Every single song is fantastic.

9:29-14:53
MONSTROSITY (FL)
The Proselygeist
— Classic Floridian Death Metal, with ripping riffs to the headbanging end.

15:38-20:13
SATAN (UK)
My Prophetic Soul
— 40-year-old Satan with their charming vocals and brilliant retro guitar arrangements. Another legendary band with a stellar album this year.

20:44-28:02
ÖVER (UK/Ecuador)
Owner And Slave
— Moody black metal and a heavy mist of pummeling drums and dense guitar, with slithering vocals creeping around..

28:52-34:41
THE SKULL (Chicago)
All That Remains (Is True)
— Either you love or love Eric Wagner's vocals. Ballad-loving heavy doom.

35:07-40:42
BLACK VIPER (Norway)
Storming With Vengeance
— Norwegian speed with high-pitched King Diamond vocals.

41:07-48:17
KOMMANDANT (Italy)
Aeon Generator
— Scarring bludgeoning oppressive black metal with evil death metal drums.

49:09-53:20
PANZER SQUAD (Germany)
Delusionist
— Straight up pummeling thrash and hardcore beat.

53:53-END
SERPENTS OF DAWN (SF)
Communion
— San Francisco swampy rock and riffs in the hiz-house.

Behind My Vocals:
Rendez-Vous, Witches Rune, Maria Loves Me, Led Er Est, The Short Wave Mystery, Die Selektion, Under The Skin, Paralysed Age

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_279_091818.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

Behind My Vocals: https://christophersneeringer.bandcamp.com/album/el-studio-session

0:25-8:40
CONVULSING (AU)
Strewn/Adrift
— Don't underestimate one-man bands. Convulsing has the brains of several weirdos, with a mix of black, psychedelic, melodic, drone and gloom. Structures caving to drifting and back to ferocious.

9:58-17:51
THOU (Baton Rouge)
Elimination Rhetoric
— 5th full-length from Thou is what you would expect: depressive sludge, ambient, melancholy melodic and a spectrum of vocals.

18:48-24:41
GOURMAND (Kansas City)
Perpetual Sickness
— Gourmand is styled like their album cover, a splash of warm color over a sharp, cold technical body. Cello and acoustic guitar is a bright respite in their brutality.

25:46-31:25
IDLES (Bristol)
Colossus
— Bristol punks want you to find joy as the resistance, gawd how sweet. These are hot British guys you want to hug and punch and drink beers with. Stylized punk with deep lyrical content.

32:00-39:38
OCCELENSBRIGG (Portugal)
The Falling Guardians of Death and Life
— Difficult raw muddy production with horror vocals. This gets mesmerizing. Don't give up.

40:08-43:42
ABYSMAL TORMENT (Malta)
Strains Of Brutality
— Maltese boys with a terrible attitude. Gorgeous coastal landscape and aqua water is a hotbed for gory death metal.

44:48-48:44
NACHTLIEDER (Sweden)
Eyes Ablaze
— Led by a hot woman, black metal obsessed with death. Bleak and hostile, the way we take it.

49:02-53:42
CARNATION (Belgium)
Magnum Chaos
— Debut from raging guttural death metal Belgians.

54:33-END
URIAH HEEP (UK)
It's All Been Said
— 50 years and rocking hard, this is a solid showing from a legendary band.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_278_090418.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:26pm EST

0:25-6:17
ABDUCTION (UK)
Permissible Death
— Pulsating black metal, droning swarming filling in space vacuums, bleeding into nowhere.

7:05-9:39
INNUMERABLE FORMS (Boston)
Stress Starvation
— Moody vocalist breathing over rampant death slowed down periodically in doom.

10:03-14:22
REBEL WIZARD (AU)
The Poor and Ridiculous Alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and Us All
— One-man weirdo band with a screech of a voice painting over his heavy metal infused black metal.

14:53-17:35
SECRET CUTTER (PA)
4 1/2
— Sharp decapitating vocalist and noise breaking sludge.

17:56-25:04
GIANT OF THE MOUNTAIN (Texas)
Lamentations of Smoke
— Texan prog and black metal filled with epic and climactic songs of monsters and flames.

25:35-30:01
HADAL MAW (AU)
Charlatan II: Fervent Beasts
— Raw death metal made unique with atmospheric bubbles popping through.

30:35-36:43
VOID RITUAL (NM)
Given Unto The Water
— Another immensely talented one-man band creating gorgeous black metal with a ton of instruments.

37:08-41:10
MAJESTIC MASS (Denmark)
Clandestine Supremacy
— Pagan garage rock created for your Sunday sacrifices in front of the altar.

41:54-46:50
ANCESTORS (LA)
Into The Fall
— Ancestors is very TeePee Records - progressive and psychedelic and warm and vocal/lyrical-forward songs. The surprises are everywhere, and I love the horror electronica. Violin and piano make this utter loveliness. I love this band.

47:49-51:22
LURK (Finland)
Nether
— Depressive sludge and doom and death in an incredible album cover with skeleton zombies and an owl. 'Cause those go together.

51:45-54:51
SEPTEKH (Sweden)
Travesty
— Hot swedes breaking out thrash with the hard edge of death.

55:24-END
CEMETERY URN (AU)
Down The Path Of The Dead
— Monster death, brutal and powerful.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_277_082818.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

0:25-6:36
LEAD INTO GOLD (Portland)
The Sun Behind the Sun
— Ministry's Paul Barker, creating projects Pailhead and Revolting Cocks, has just released the second full-length Lead Into Gold album. Hella Wax Trax-era sounds; and his vocals are so incredibly nostalgic.

7:42-13:32
KVALVAAG (Norway)
Bergtatt
— Norwegian symphonic, theatrical, haunting and melodic black metal with some fun synth.

13:48-19:40
MONGREL’S CROSS (AU)
Neurian Transformations
— Thrash-infused black metal from the attitude of kangaroo-loving weirdos.

20:39-25:54
ohGr (LA)
Mind made goD
— Ogre was my fantasy boyfriend in every daydream since I was 13 years old. Skinny Puppy centered around promoting veganism, anti-animal experimentation and anti-war beliefs. This spiky-black haired hero has multiple albums under ohGr in 17 years, and this new one is the best one yet. If you don't love him, you won't love this album.

26:31-31:18
CANCER (AU)
The Sleepless Waltz
— Desolation and heartache is the crux of this black metal sound.

31:44-37:05
WOLFHEART (Finland)
Breakwater
— Epic romantic and melodic death metal from Finnish boys that raise a chalice to their Viking overlord.

37:30-44:00
DIE SEKTOR (GA)
Accelerant (vProjekt Version)
— Danceable, groovy, hard industrial sound reminiscent of everything we grew up loving about industrial.

44:58-47:52
PIG DESTROYER (VA)
The Torture Fields
— You may be surprised that the new songs released from upcoming Pig Destroyer's album is not grind, and way more groove-core.

48:28-54:54
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY (Vancouver)
Meteorfall
— It must be in the 80's industrial water. All these artists are still frigging HOT. Bill Leeb, fan my face, drummer-lover mama.

55:26-END
PLAGUEWIELDER (OH)
In Depths of Cold Hell
— Big and Ohio meaty.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_276_081418.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

0:25-5:58
VREID (Norway)
Lifehunger
— Norwegian black metal that breaks into galloping rock.

6:49-12:31
MANTICORA (Denmark)
Katana - Opium
— Blasting power metal instrumentals, hungry drumming and vocals reminiscent of Hammers of Misfortune - epic and dramatic.

12:50-19:53
THE SPIRIT (Germany)
The Clouds Of Damnation
— Throaty German vocals singing of fiery romance; and leather-clad arms on dual guitars.

20:31-24:33
BEHEMOTH (Poland)
God = Dog
— Polish extreme Behemoth revel in being sacreligious.

25:07-29:17
THE VINTAGE CARAVAN (Iceland)
Reflections
— Icelandic retro-rockers clench my heart with luscious vocals accompanied with jean jacket jams.

29:46-39:46
INFERA BRUO (Boston)
Shroud Enigma
— Super group with members of Trap Them and Pillory, and yes this is atmospheric - but don't let that scare you. They still break into epic head banging savagery.

37:03-44:27
UNEARTHLY TRANCE (NY)
Mechanism Error
— Layered thick with sludge, floating vocals and pummeling drums.

45:19-51:54
CONAN (UK)
Vexxagon
— Heavy doom mixed with their new drummer from Dread Sovereign.

52:15-56:26
BLACK TUSK (GA)
Scalped
— Signature snarling hardcore, punk and southern rock infused with thick beards.

56:56-END
MANTAR (Germany)
Seek + Forget
— Chunky 2-piece chunky black metal with massive drumming and the element of hardcore up your butt. These guys are supposed to be incredible live.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_275_080718.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

0:25-6:33
INEXORUM (MN)
To Omega
— Minnesota rages their icy-black metal on your head with vast and frothy romantic compositions.

7:32-14:17
KHORADA (Portland)
Edeste
— Agalloch and Giant Squid members create melancholy and college rock-style mixed with doom. Vocals-forward.

14:48-19:46
STATIQBLOOM (Brooklyn)
Ersatz Gaze
— You know I love Fade and everything that he creates.

20:09-27:33
DEADBIRD (AR)
Luciferous Heart
— When I call Deadbird stoners, I mean the individuals, not the genre. Bros smoke a mean joint, I’m sure, but they are romantic sludge. Those vocals kill me.

28:01-30:50
ANTICHRIST SIEGE MACHINE (VA)
Schism Perpetration
— Volcanic ash pummels down, fiery and suffocating. Why do we need to be punished gawdammit aren't we tortured enough?!

31:15-37:46
KHANUS (Finland)
Secular Spiritual Existence
— Finnish alien vocals sings of blood and gore and forests or whatever these weirdos are doing. These guys have unexpected lead-ups.

38:30-44:05
THOU (Baton Rouge)
The Lasting Dose
— Thou's new EP is the best balance of evil and lush, dramatic and badass. The last (3) EPs are on (3) different labels, and the full-length is on another label. It will be unexpected.

45:07-49:44
THE LION'S DAUGHTER (St. Louis)
Grease Infant
— Sci-fi metal horror synth-heavy metal-infused crazy.

50:18-54:37
REBEL WIZARD (AU)
The Poor and Ridiculous Alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and Us All
— You think you know it all. So you'll listen and categorize this immediately into classic heavy retro metal. Then the vocals drop - completely soulless raw and evil.

55:06-END
DIRE OMEN (CAN)
Null
— Suffocating dissonant death with blistering layers.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_274_073118.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

0:25-3:49
VANHELGA (Sweden)
Förpassad till misär
— Wing-beating dragon metal. Seriously. Just read the band name.

4:55-7:40
THE COLUMN (CA)
Turn Around
— Shimmering post-punk dark-wave synth-loveliness.

8:34-16:32
SKELETONWITCH (OH)
Fen Of Shadows
— Skeletonwitch is officially forgiven for replacing their singer. This is back-to-form, but in a completely new way. Sharp guitars in a more black metal sound. Still groove-as-all-hell.

17:06-20:14
PARIUS (PA)
Between Hell & I
— The old school horror album art couples grandly with their strange album.

20:36-25:38
LUCIFER (Sweden/Berlin)
Reaper on Your Heels
— Berlin has blues in their blood. This is perfect 70's rock with a badass female lead vocalist.

26:16-32:31
MUTILATION RITES (NY)
Chasm
— Choppy Brooklyn black and death, stomping raw with blistering.

32:58-37:40
SEAR BLISS (Hungary)
A Mirror in the Forest
— Hungarian black metal is majestic and climactic.

38:03-42:41
PHANTOM (Denmark)
Night Sweet Night
— Theatrical, operatic, majestic.

43:01-48:30
FORMING THE VOID (LA)
On We Sail
— Southern-style blues and doom, very warm.

49:23-56:20
MOONREICH (Paris)
Fugue, Pt. 1: Every Time She Passes Away
— Parisians painful progressions.

56:52-END
ARMORY (Sweden)
Vault Seven
— Speed for you and your one friend to play-mosh in your garage.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_273_072418.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

0:25-6:44
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT (NYC)
Swarming Opulence
— Introspective metal, playing with jazz and evil.

7:48-13:43
OBSCURA (Germany)
An Epilogue to Infinity
— Germanic melodic death metal breaking into badassery.

14:23-20:15
FUTURE CORPSE (Melbourne)
Trapped in the Echo Chamber
— Prog and punk and energy and ebullient. These guys are like, excited about life and shit.

20:57-26:39
BLACK FAST (St. Louis)
Scarecrow and Spectre
— Evil album cover. Drums are spectacular here, along with a rotten, desperate vocalist.

27:31-33:50
CRAFT (Sweden)
Undone
— Clean instrumentation, riff-oriented and groovy Swedish black metal.

34:16-39:49
THE ANTICHRIST IMPERIUM (UK)
Death Ritual
— Cold serial killer metal.

40:10-49:27
CULT OF OCCULT (France)
NI
— Wretched vocals writhe in a shroud of black tar.

50:19-58:25
BURIAL INVOCATION (Turkey)
Visions Of The Hereafter
— Distorted atmospheric sometimes breaking into groove. Defs and totes hella aggressive.

59:04-END
GOREPHILIA (Finland)
Tranquility Of War (Perpetual Chaos Vortex)
— Finnish aggression is a perfect 7" with Undergang (Denmark)

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_272_071718.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:28am EST

0:25-6:03
GAEREA (Portugal)
Extension to Nothingness
— Beast.

7:09-10:50
IMMORTAL (Norway)
Blacker of Worlds
— Legends have released a blisteringly savage black metal album.

11:24-16:37
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA (Sweden)
Paralyzed
— Bubbly disco and electronica-infused summer mullet hard rock. Made for your next bbq and big glass of wine.

17:06-20:28
DEADGAARD (CAN)
Take The Pain
— Very eastern northern Canadians created this chomping death and thrash split, both bands rock it.

20:52-25:46
EMBRACE OF THORNS (Greece)
Stoking The Fire Of Resentment
— Runner up to my 2015 Best Death Metal follow up with another blast of a death album.

26:22-31:34
ANTIPEEWEE (Germany)
Infected by Evil
— German-style American thrash, with groove and melody.

31:57-39:53
BARREN ALTAR (CA)
Delirium Vivens
— Barren Altar is the most romantic bludgeon music to make out with Kiefer Sutherland from the Lost Boys.

41:02-51:05
BONGRIPPER (Chicago)
Slow
— Another dense lead-up-infused melodic reverb-heavy top notch stoner.

51:36-54:41
MARDUK (Sweden)
Viktoria
— Another legendary band releases their 14th, creating romantic savage beatings.

55:10-END
MORTUOUS (CA)
Chrysalis of Sorrow
— Brooding and dank, with the drummer of Necrot.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_271_071018.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:21am EST

0:25-5:13
VOIDHANGER (Poland)
Dark Days of the Soul
— Seething, aggressive Polish thrash and death that’s not fucking around.

5:14-10:22
TRIBULATION (Sweden)
Cries From the Underworld
— Tribulation is a unique mix of old school death rock mixed with horror and metal. They also delve into ambient and drone. Moody retro and black death rock sung by hot Swedish vampires? Were you looking into my dreams?

10:23-14:07
PORTAL (AU)
Husk
— Alien, bleak, comfortless chaos created by monsters from Australia.

14:08-20:02
JESUS AIN'T IN POLAND (Italy)
Nepenthe Pt.1
— Jesus Ain't in Poland have slowed their version of grindcore to dynamic, eruptive, melodic hardcore. With some grind sprinkled on top.

20:03-23:30
JUDAS PRIEST (UK)
Lightning Strike
— Judas Priest prove they are still heavy metal gods. They engage in their trademark hooks and harmonies and manage to remain muscular. A must-have album.

23:56-27:09
HUMAN SERPENT (Greece)
Seven Billion Slaves
— Slitheringly savage and silky-smooth black metal from Greece.

27:10-33:22
DEATHBELL (France)
Rise From Your Grave
— Incredibly jolting pagan psychedelic doom led by a French goddess.

33:23-41:08
SLUGDGE (UK)
War Squids
— Cartoony, tongue in cheek superficial layer of Slugdge covers a strange, twisted, gnarly proggy death.

41:08-45:27
THE SOFT MOON (Berlin)
Like a Father
— Stylish, intense industrial dark wave with a really cool-styled vocalist.

45:58-49:55
ABIGOR (Austria)
All Hail Darkness And Evil
— Rasp to shriek and oh so unique. The vocalist slices. Each song is a fresh angle on black metal.

49:56-54:59
OCEAN OF GRIEF (Greece)
The Breeding of Death
— Majestic melodic with overtly baritone and masculine vocals is so hard to keep from being cheesy. These Greeks do melodic to perfection, creating vivid gorgeous spell-binding stories.

54:59-END
HARM'S WAY (Chicago)
Become a Machine
— This is Chicago hardcore - chunky, technical, brutal.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_270_062618.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

0:25-8:17
CHURCHBURN (RI)
The Misery Hymns
— Providence is king of old beard metal – lumbering to epic, sludge to death.

9:17-13:36
WOMBBATH (Sweden)
Embrace Death
— Swedish muscular death with riffs galore and a brutally frameable album cover.

14:13-21:51
WITCH MOUNTAIN (Portland)
Burn You Down
— This band has been around for 20+ years, and has inspired an onslaught of female-led occult bands. I was sad when their first lead singer left in 2014, but she was replaced by an equally amazing husky-voiced beauty.

22:24-28:38
ANICON (NYC)
Drowned In The Mirage
— Brooklyn-style epic, complex composition-based black metal.


29:08-33:15
NERVOSA (Brazil)
Vultures
— Brazilian badass female thrash fiends.

33:58-39:36
ORANGE GOBLIN (London)
The Stranger
— 9th album is better than some of their previous, still infusing a ton of energy in an otherwise tired genre of stoner. Orange Goblin is why stoner can still be relevant.

39:57-49:34
ABSTRACTER (Oakland)
Nether
— Filthy swirling muddy oppression.

50:31-54:49
TOMB MOLD (Toronto)
Abysswalker
— Get out of your head by listening to rotting death.

55:13-END
URARV (Norway)
Sannhet
— Strange horror atmospheric spitting out in tongues.

Behind My Vocals: Giöbia, Squadra Omega, Kikagaku Moyo, Lamp of the Universe, Камни, Vespero, Erkin Koray, Guapo , Sacri Cuori

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_269_061918.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 2:59am EST

0:25-6:16
UADA (Portland)
The Purging Fire
— The newest from my Best Black Metal of 2016. A Portland band that is badass, bitter, mean, and epic.

7:23-13:40
THOU (Baton Rouge)
The Changeling Prince
— The vocalist is scorching lava, a driving dramatic force through the impassioned melodies.

14:03-18:57
NAUT (UK)
I M Here
— A perfect post-punk album for the next rainy weekend you are dancing alone in your living room with your bottle of wine. Oh, is that just me?

19:21-23:36
SPECTRAL WOUND (CAN)
La Nuit Froide De L'oubli
— Another leading lead singer that leads the shit out of his band. Cold and melodic.

24:32-28:06
GHOST (Sweden)
Dance Macabre
— I was pleasantly surprised by this new Ghost, especially since I've never liked them before. Retro anthemic fun song; the rest of the album is strange and diverse. Good stuff.

28:33-33:22
WAYFARER (Denver)
Animal Crown
— Emotional lead-ups, growling into fevered pitch; breaking into organic harmonies.

33:49-37:03
DOPETHRONE (CAN)
Kingbilly Kush
— Tongue in cheek swamp, Canadian-style.

37:42-40:50
VIOLATION WOUND (CA)
Stalemate Suicide
— Chris Reifert is a surprisingly good whiskey-soaked vocalist; hailing from Death and Autopsy. This is for old people who have remained pissed off.

41:13-45:31
JUST BEFORE DAWN (Sweden/UK)
Day Of Days
— Demonic throated tales born of a different time and a parallel universe, where innocence no longer lives.

46:06-52:34
HIGH PRIESTESS (LA)
Earth Dive
— Female-only blues, with plaintive vocals and frothy lyrics.

52:58-58:18
AORNOS (Hungary)
The Kingdom Of Nemesis
— Theatrical rasping, Hungarian style.

58:41-END
DEATHSTORM (Austria)
Agent Of Dismay
— Beer and riffs, what we live for.

Behind My Vocals
Still Corners; Roosevelt; Jonathan Bree; Acid Ghost; Future Islands; Tame Impala; Mild Orange; Clio; Men I Trust; MorMor; Quixotic

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_268_060518.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:34am EST

(0:25-8:25)
MESSA (Italy), album – Feast for Water (2018)
Song: Leah

(8:26-13:42)
GRAVEYARD (Sweden), album – Peace (2018)
Song: Walk On

(13:43-18:24)
DEATHBELL (France), album – With The Beyond (2018)
Song: Over the Rim

(18:24-21:59)
DEMON EYE (NC), album – Prophecies and Lies (2017)
Song: In the Spider's Eye

(21:59-26:03)
NIGHT DEMON (CA), album – Darkness Remains (2017)
Song: Flight of the Manticore

(26:12-30:56)
KADAVAR (Germany), album – Rough Times (2017)
Song: Vampires

(30:56-34:57)
DEMON HEAD (Denmark), album – Thunder on the Fields (2017)
Song: Thunder On The Fields

(34:57-41:26)
RUBY THE HATCHET (Philly), album – Planetary Space Child (2017)
Song: Planetary Space Child

(41:57-46:52)
DOUBLESTONE (Denmark), album – Devils Own/Djævlens Egn (2017)
Song: Devils Own

(46:52-55:27)
RED SCALP (Poland), album – Lost Ghosts (2017)
Song: Mantra Bufala

(55:27-END)
THE WIZARDS (Spain), album - Full Moon in Scorpio (2017)
Song: Leaving the Past Behind

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_267_052918.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:04am EST

0:25-13:56
YOB (OR)
Our Raw Heart
— Mike's deeply-moving vocals and electrifying accompaniment created a matured sound that is meditative and perfect for coupling drugs and nature.

15:23-19:13
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
The Colours of the Beast
— In the 90's I headbanged to this band religiously in my car. Their new albums sound a lot like Slaughter, but why the hell not. Again, with age comes refinement.

19:40-25:42
DE PROFUNDIS (UK)
Opiate For The Masses
— Death and classic metal with black streaks, riffs, technical and prog. A full spectrum.

26:21-31:29
ISA (MA)
Stage IV - Evil
— One man band hails from bostonfreeradio station's hood. He somehow makes goblin music emotional and unexpected, rippling out in psychedelic waves. Really original stuff - check it out here:
https://dcurhan.bandcamp.com/album/chimera

31:46-35:23
CARDIAC ARREST (Chicago)
When The Teeth Sink In
— Chicago knows how to seethe and blast grooves at the same time.

35:51-44:14
FAAL (Netherlands)
Evoking Emotions
— Gawddammit if these little diddies didn't make this Indian gal's black heart clench. Evoking emotions indeed.

45:10-50:07
ZARRAZA (Kazakhstan)
Abyss Above Me
— Wow, metal from muscular bros in Kazakhstan. Guess how aggro this sound is.

50:46-56:46
URFAUST (Netherlands)
False Sensorial Impressions
— When the vocalist decided to do an unwavering screech with a wall of sound, it made my brain decompress perfectly. Thank you Satan, for allowing me this moment of peace.

57:08-END
GRÁ (Sweden)
Hvedrungs Maer
— Pet your black raven and listen to this Swedish black metal.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_266_052218.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:43pm EST

0:38-4:29
LIK (Sweden)
Celebration of the Twisted
— Lik is "corpse" in Swedish. Muscular vocals are a great partner to technical drumming.

5:22-11:01
VOIDTHRONE (Seattle)
Phantasm Epoch
— Cold, angular, malevolent death mixed with doom that can't stand up to a snarling lead singer.

11:26-20:44
CHRCH (Sacramento)
Aether
— Female demon vocals: need I say more? Ok, it is also hella achingly emotional.

21:10-22:47
ZEKE (Seattle)
Two Lane Blacktop
— Remember seeing Zeke at the Covered Wagon? Beer stained floors, jager shots, and going to the Bar Feeders house after. First album in 14 years.

23:23-28:20
FISTER (St. Louis)
I Am Kuru
— Fister, I ask of you, why art thou ignore my request to be slain for Satan.

29:14-33:12
IHSAHN (Norway)
In Rites Of Passage
— I don't even remember Ihsahn from Emperor. His solo albums are the new modern prog.

33:33-39:16
NEKROKRAFT (Sweden)
Rotten Husk
— Eruptive Swedish black metal band with organs. I fucking love organs.

39:55-44:38
THEOTOXIN (Austria)
Adoration Of The Blight
— Music that grabs your leg with a claw dragging you back down the basement steps.

45:38-52:53
GHASTLY (Finland)
Whispers Through the Aether
— Death and doom and thrash with pagan and retro in the mix.

53:25-END
VOICES (London)
Home Movies
— Members of Akercocke emphasize vocals and songwriting.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_265_050718.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

0:25-5:04
KHEMMIS (Denver)
Isolation
— Harmonizing groovy guitars and a lead singer that tells you whattup.

6:02-13:12
WRACK (SF)
I Will Not Be Peace
— Tyler from The Mass releases his solo project, Wrack, in June. Who can get enough of Tyler?! Shit is true. https://wrack.bandcamp.com/

13:48-21:25
PHARAOH OVERLORD (Finland)
I Drove All Night by My Solar Stomp
— Finnish supergroup allows their alien skin to glow in a rainbow of psychedelic sparkles.

21:48-29:42
YASHIRA (FL)
Ignis (Ascend)
— Yashira's drummer is the highlight while surrounded by angular shrieks of hardcore.

30:13-35:54
WORMLIGHT (Sweden)
On Tattered Wings
— Swedish black metal chomps against beautiful guitar and bleak vocals.

36:10-39:27
HERON (Vancouver)
A Gnawing Worry
— Brooding intensity.

39:58-46:07
AUTOKRATOR (France)
Against Flesh And Blood
— I love it when bands don’t make me look at their faces.

47:05-50:35
PETRIFICATION (Portland)
Technological Assimilation
— Lower bound sounds of bowel-reaching throaty wretchedness.

51:07-53:47
BLOOD TSUNAMI (Norway)
The Acid King
— Rooted in punk, exploding in Norwegian thrash.

54:07-57:32
AURA NOIR (Norway)
Dark Lung of the Storm
— Another old school thrash band from another old fart Norwegian band.

58:00-END
CHAINBREÄKER (Austria)
Mind Control
— Brand new fresh-faced Austrians playing their version of old school thrash.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_264_050118.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:01am EST

0:25-7:35
WIEGEDOOD (Belgium)
Prowl
— Searing black metal sound in part 3 of a series of albums dedicated to a deceased friend.

8:24-14:25
SLEEP (Oakland)
The Botanist
— Sleep's loose ballad.

14:56-19:15
ADZALAAN (Portland)
Vermilion In Absentia
— A project of Ash Borer's lead singer and Witch Vomit's drummer, gasping their way into your heart.

19:39-24:06
THE SOFT MOON (Berlin)
Give Something
— Stylish, intense gothic dark wave with a really cool-styled vocalist.

24:48-30:15
NIGREDO (Greece)
Sons Of Worthlessness
— Ravencult's lead singer and Dephosphorous' drummer create a jaunty black and thrash style.

30:45-39:31
GOLDEN DAWN (Austria)
Lunar Serpent
— Austrian black metal split; Golden Dawn fractures into a playful occult electronic sound.

39:57-46:47
BLACK SALVATION (Germany)
In a Casket's Ride
— OK fine, I picked some hot Germans.

47:36-50:27
FERVENT HATE (Peru)
Last Night Of Pleasure
— Aggressive death metal with a pinch of melodic At The Gates.

50:52-END
CONVOCATION (Finland)
Allied Pows
Finnish gurgling.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_263_042418.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:33am EST

0:25-8:38
MESSA (Italy)
The Seer
— My 2016's Runner-up to Best Heavy Doom, and nominated for Best Vocals have just released a bluesy, emotional and hella totes fleek fo sho album.

9:31-17:34
UNDERSAVE (Portugal)
Peacefully Floating in Prosperous Abyss
— Tortured and dense death from angry Portuguese.

18:15-22:21
GRAVEYARD (Sweden)
Please Don’t
— GRAVEYARD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I BOW DOWN TO MY SWEDISH OVERLORDS AND BATHE IN YOUR BRILLIANCE YOU ARE THE VOCALIST GOD. Oh and thanks for not splitting up, jerks.

22:50-28:38
VILKACIS (Brooklyn)
Sixty Three
— One-man Brooklyn black metal from the drummer of NY's Yellow Eyes, who explodes here in unhinged emotion.

29:15-34:34
MØL (Denmark)
Bruma
— Highlight is the evil screeching vocalist and Danish sweet mofo blackgaze brah.

34:52-38:02
UNRAVEL (AU)
Sycophant
— Australians are just...angry or some shit. Too many kangaroos and Vegemite? And btw, Vegemite is fucking the most disgusting ugh. But thumbs up brothers.

38:37-47:40
DESTROYER OF LIGHT (Austin)
Nyx
— Just decompress to the waves of this rolling over you. Great vocalist accompanying YOB-styled doom.

48:35-55:40
MESARTHIM (AU)
Collapse
— Cosmic, electronic, space bubbling through this black metal.

56:28-END
SKELETAL REMAINS (CA)
Mortal Decimation
— Classic Californian death.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_262_041718.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

0:25-4:41
KALMAH (Finland)
Waiting in the Wings
— Finnish band Kalmah sweetens their style of muscular power with folk.

5:30-8:47
OXYGEN DESTROYER (Seattle)
Subsumed Within The Bowels Of The Perennial Monstrosity
— Rabid flailing thrash with filthy gurgling in a debut album.

9:22-17:34
EAGLE TWIN (SLC)
Elk Wolfv Hymn
— Weirdos/SLC duo doling out the unexpected.

17:59-26:10
RÛR (Norway)
I
— Starry skies, icestorms and approaching beasts fill this black metal aching with story.

26:51-32:05
BANG (Philly) (re-released in a "Best of" collection)
Feel the Hurt
— Unknown 70's band re-released in this fantastic brand new compilation.

32:42-39:31
PANOPTICON (Minnesota)
Blåtimen
— American black metal Panopticon always bring a blend of unorthodox styles, this one has folk, banjo, country-ing, and full on epic black metal.

39:58-46:35
ABOVE AURORA (Poland)
Path to Ruin
— Polish non-blistering black metal with sludgy vocals.

47:31-56:06
MuN (Poland)
Oracle's
— Polish infectious groovin' out psychedelic.

56:41-END
ROTTING CHRIST (Greece)
The Sign Of Evil Existence (Live)
— Live and legendary Rotting Christ with guest from Behemoth

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_261_041018.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:39am EST

0:25-6:39
JESUS AIN'T IN POLAND (Italy)
He Who Giveth, He Who Taketh Away
— Jesus Ain't in Poland have slowed their version of grindcore to dynamic, eruptive, melodic hardcore. With some grind sprinkled on top.

7:35-13:36
REPRISAL (UK)
Monomania
— Thrash breaks in technical aggression.

14:14-22:15
AUGURY (Montreal)
Anchorite
— Political, chic Montreal has a seething metal scene. Melodic prog soften the edges of this masterful death album.

22:56-29:32
BARREN EARTH (Finland)
Spire
— Yes, you will hear Opeth, but you'll hear that for most prog-dominated death and melodic bands. This one has an immense lead singer, shared with Hamferð.

30:03-36:17
ALTARS OF GRIEF (CAN)
Iris
— Epic pec-heaving metal.

36:43-41:45
GLACIAL TOMB (Denver)
Sunless Dawn
— Shared members of Khemmis and Abigail Williams. Muscular sludge.

42:20-49:38
BORGNE (Switzerland)
La Porte Du Chaos
— Swiss band Borgne means "one eye", which made me think of a penis, I never claimed I was mature. It has all the elements I love in one big album: space, ethereal, black metal and full-on industrial.

50:37-54:06
QUANTUM HIERARCHY (Italy)
Neutron Breed
— Debut ball of naked Italian aggression.

54:32-END
DEADLY CARNAGE (Italy)
Lumis
— Italian trippiness filling a galaxy of shimmering goodness.

Behind My Vocals: The Cure; Southern Death Cult; Joy Division; Depeche Mode; The Smiths; The Stone Roses; Gene Loves Jezebel; New Order 

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_260_040318.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:04am EST

0:25-6:17
UNGFELL (Switzerland)
Bluetmatt
— Swiss black metal that chomps thrash teeth at you.

7:01-9:14
THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR (TX)
Carrion For Beasts
— Filthy, belligerent groove from a 2-piece.

9:36-14:17
IZEGRIM (Netherlands)
Warmonger II
— You would never guess it, but it's a female lead singer. The lyrics are intense, and can only be sung by a woman.

14:42-21:01
DEATHBELL (France)
Emerald Eyes Shine
— Pagan, psychedelic doom led by a sexy female vocalist.

21:17-25:43
TOXIKULL (Portugal)
Surrender Or Die
— Portuguese thrash kicks you in the face with heavy boots.

26:27-31:16
NIGHTMARER (Florida)
Death
— Ex-Gigan and The Ocean members creating horror and industrial growls.

31:54-37:54
REPLICANT (NJ)
Oceans Of Dust
— Album cover is a dead formation of plants, and I dug. Prog and math, but in a warmer, sweeter technical death metal way.

38:22-43:46
PHANTOM WINTER (Berlin)
Into Dark Science
— Muscular, fit Germans. Oh, they make music and stuff

44:35-53:03
ABYSMAL GRIEF (Italy)
Ruthless Profaners
— Theatrical metal singing about Italian forests filled with goblins and ghosts.

53:34-58:01
BIBLE BLACK TYRANT (NY)
The Standard
— Noise dissolving in your face. And your butt.

58:24-END
THE ATLAS MOTH (CHICAGO)
Chloroform
— A long hiatus and these Chicagoans have put out a conceptual, thoughtful album.

Behind My Vocals: Milkways; Giorgio Moroder Evolution; Cristal; Ganymed; Space; Cerrone; By The Savers; Plastic Bertrand; Andre Brasseur; The Immortals

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_259_032718.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:54am EST

0:25-6:05
JUDAS PRIEST (UK)
Traitors Gate
– Judas Priest prove they are still heavy metal gods. They engage in their trademark hooks and harmonies and manage to remain muscular. A must-have album.

7:04-11:19
HUMAN SERPENT (Greece)
...To Son Of Nothing
– Slitheringly savage and silky-smooth black metal from Greece.

11:34-16:02
ATONE (Oakland)
Bated Breath
– Thickly toned, vicious Oakland filthy weaved with groove.

16:40-22:35
SLUGDGE (UK)
Putrid Fairytale
– Cartoony, tongue in cheek superficial layer of Slugdge covers a strange, twisted, gnarly proggy death.

24:09-27:24
WHITE WIZZARD (LA)
Pretty May
– Oh, the revelry of heavy metal is so charming from these LA musicians.

28:21-32:00
BLACK ROYAL (Finland)
Pentagram Doctrine
– Leather clad warriors birthed these Finns in the middle of a forest, and the witches cackled with glee.

32:42-37:56
RIVERS OF NIHIL (PA)
A Home
– Melodic play in serious djent-style.

38:21-43:42
SIXES (SoCal)
Fogbreather
– Lumbering, oppressive throttle crushing you.

44:08-50:32
DRUDKH (Ukraine)
Za Zoreyu Scho Striloyu Syaye…
– 11th release, but still refreshing harsh Eastern European black metal simmering with emotion.

51:17-56:12
HORN (Germany)
Bocksfuß
– Dulcimer-loving nerd incorporating rich folk and pagan.

56:35-END
PRIMORDIAL (Ireland)
To Hell or the Hangman
– Straining leather pants metal.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_258_032018.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:36am EST

Special cold/dark/new wave show.

0:25-4:24
HUMAN TETRIS (Russia)
Things I Don't Need
— Russian post-punk sweetness, the loveliest singer.

4:25-11:00
CABARET NOCTURNE (Belgium)
Blind Trust
— Bro does synth-pop, darkwave and dark disco, all dance baby.

11:01-14:49
LEBANON HANOVER (Germany)
Gallowdance
— Sexy duo, female vocalist, dark wave magic. Touring right now.

14:50-19:47
SHE PAST AWAY (Turkey)
Kasvetli Kutlama
— Dark wave from Turkey? Yes, and it is delicious. Touring right now.

19:48-23:42
ROOSEVELT (Germany)
Montreal
— Super light, flirty synth pop.

23:55-29:13
MANICURE (Russia)
I Wanna Be Free
— Oh hells yeah, Russia has got it GOING ON in being depressed post-punk.


29:14-33:29
CARPENTER BRUT (France)
Le Perv
— Synth-loving bro who loves 80's cheese, including B-movies. A bit of industrial and metal in this electro sound.

33:31-36:38
REPLICANT (Chicago)
Drifter
— B-movie horror new wave. You know, the usual.

36:40-40:48
LINEA ASPERA (UK)
Malarone
— Thickly romantic atmosphere with gorgeous female vocals dancing in circles.

40:49-45:54
COLD CAVE (LA)
Glory
— Unapologetically reminiscent of New Order and Joy Division. This album released late last year; and they are playing in cities this summer.

46:25-49:40
VELVET CONDOM (Berlin)
Kalter Lippenstift
— This can't be any more German.

49:41-54:26
ZANIAS (Berlin)
Follow the Body
— Ethereal female vocals accompanied by dark wave and a fun amount of dancey-industrial.

54:27-END
JONATHAN BREE (New Zealand)
You're So Cool
— This guy is coming out with a new album. This video is amazing. https://youtu.be/gxRq23qVE8A

 

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_257_031318.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:29am EST

0:25-4:24
VOIDHANGER (Poland)
Man of Dark Secrets
— Seething, aggressive Polish thrash and death that’s not fucking around.

5:33-11:38
KEYS OF ORTHANC (Montreal)
Mor Gashnum
— Nerdy Middle Earth-loving, melodic black metal with frosty vocals.

12:19-15:12
ANCST (Berlin)
Concrete Veins
— Yes, yes, yes, hells yes hardcore-lit black metal with incredible breakdowns.

15:31-22:19
VISIGOTH (Salt Lake City)
Traitor's Gate
— Warriors from Salt Lake City singing epic heavy metal.

22:50-26:19
GATECREEPER (AZ)
War Has Begun
— Gatecreeper is the highlight on this big split with Iron Reagan.

26:59-30:24
KNELT ROTE (Portland)
Salience
— Eruptive, brutal, and incredible drumming.

30:58-39:10
SOLSTICE(UK)
To Sol A Thane
— Pagan heavy metal for old people. Yes, that is you.

39:33-41:34
ROTTEN SOUND(Finland)
Harvester of Boredom
— More energetic, fresh grind from Rotten Sound, Finnish style.

41:50-48:03
APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE (Indiana)
Keeping the Lighthouse
— Two vocalists are a highlight in this doom.

49:06-53:19
OF FEATHER AND BONE (Denver)
Hymn Of Perversion
— Gurgling filthy grind. Colorado ain’t fucking around.


54:08-1:00:12
HAMFERÐ (Faroe Islands)
Hon Syndrast
— The theme of the album is serious dealing with the loss of a child. Theatrical with multiple styles of vocals.

1:00:43-END
DESTRÖYER 666 (AU)
Stone by Stone
— Australians love beer.

Behind The Vocals: Cabaret Nocturne, Schwefelgelb, Jonathan Bree, Boy Harsher, Popsimonova, Zanias, Gatos Negros, Lusine, Rouge Mécanique, Forever Grey, Depeche Mode

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_256_030618.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:14am EST

0:25-7:01
VEILED (Pittsburgh)
Enshrouded
— "Life is born, it burns, it dies, and becomes nothing within nothingness. The great black emptiness swallows whole what once was."

7:57-12:49
USURPRESS (Sweden)
In Books Without Pages
— 4th album; prog and 70’s mixed with modern death and incredible drumming.

13:16-14:57
HELL TO PAY (Philly)
Bleed to Me
— Bold blistering hardcore from Philly.

15:19-19:30
CONJURER (UK)
The Mire
— Plays with both ends of the spectrum: harsh and melodic, deep and high-pitched vocals; quiet and loud, groove and crushing.

19:55-26:57
CRESCENT (fucking EGYPT)
Through The Scars Of Horus
Loud riffing dramatic Egyptian death metal. Fist up!

27:32-33:20
WINDHAND (VA)
Old Evil
— Sultry female vocalist-led Windhand have released another couple of fuzzed-out stoner psychedelic.

33:48-40:17
PAARA (Finland)
Hurmeen hauta
— Frantic emotional Finnish black metal broken up by melody and gorgeous vocals.

40:50-50:47
EIGENLICHT (WA)
Berzerker
— US black metal is stellar, now from Olympia, mixing their style of melodic and dissonant. Seems to be a hella trend nowadays.

51:07-END
BASALTE (Montreal)
Acouphène
— Thick and suffocating, just kill me now.

Behind My Vocals
Witching Hour; Goodbye Horses; The Smiths; Pleasure Symbols; She Past Away; Tropic Of Cancer; Savages; Dead Husband

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_255_022018.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

0:25-4:49
WRATHBLADE (Greece)
Castration Of Uranus
Vocalist stands out, reminding me of Mike Scalzi circa Hammers/The Bastard. Pagan, riffing and wizards makes up the secret recipe.

5:40-8:49
PORTAL (AU)
Phantom
Alien, bleak, comfortless chaos created only by aliens from Australia.

9:26-16:35
OCEAN OF GRIEF (Greece)
Majestic melodic is so hard to keep from being cheesy. These Greeks do melodic to perfection, creating vivid gorgeous spell-binding stories.

16:59-23:51
GURA (Belgium)
La Pêche aux Chats
Bass-prominent trippy jazz-fusion metal.

24:25-29:17
GNAW THEIR TONGUES (Netherlands)
Cold Oven
Oh the horror-ness. Ghoulish and blistering. These guys are influenced by no one.

29:39-34:42
CULTUS PROFANO (LA)
Cultus Profano OP. 9
LA black metal CAN be brutal.

35:01-35:58
THESE BASTARDS (SF)
Off My Lawn
I am Mr. Wilson. Bay area attitude-filled hardcore.

36:19-41:39
ABYSSAL VACUUM (France)
I
Demon vocals breathing fog over cavernous black metal.

42:11-46:29
MISERY INDEX (Baltimore)
I Disavow
Fuck yes Misery Index is about to deliver us a full-length at the end of the year. These guys are in my top 10 live bands.

47:28-53:10
THE WATCHERS (SF)
Black Abyss
The vocalist is a bit Chris Connelly. The drummer is ex-Orchid; sold local beer rock.

53:29-56:37
GUTSLIT (India)(2017)
Maraschino Eyeballs
BRUTAL GRIND FROM INDIA. This is an incredible album.

57:11-END
GRAFVITNIR (Sweden)
The vocalist splits his throat on a thick frigid indecipherable shriek. Nearly impossible to hear the melody.

Behind My Vocals: Pink Turns Blue, Sad Lovers and Giants, Killing Joke, Joy Division, Linea Aspera, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Sound, Asylum Party, 1919, Corpus Delicti, Skeletal Party

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This show is dedicated to the Runners-Up in my Best of 2017 list. 

VAMPIRE (Sweden), album - With Primeval Force
Song: Revenants (0:25-6:18)
— Vampire does this incredible job of capturing a retro style, with bite. Swedish melodic death metal mixed with heavy thrash. It is a fucking versatile album within each song, it hella swings. There is so much to headbang to here, but also a bit of folk and ballad creating a fully-rounded and thoughtful album. And they just let loose, this shit would be wild live. This is their second, more polished album, after a hiatus of 3 years.

ALL PIGS MUST DIE (MA), album – Hostage Animal
Song: A Caustic Vision (6:19-8:16)
— The ferocious intensity of a hardcore and crust band that dives headfirst into brutal death metal. Sounds like they took a good vacation for the last 4 years, pouring out all their pent-up energy, and adding Trap Them's guitarist. Their slowest moments were wicked and pulverizing.

NIGHT DEMON (CA), album - Darkness Remains
Song: Hallowed Ground (8:17-11:38)
— Magical summer night hard rock. Night Demon doesn't shy from their roots, with songs titled Maiden Hell, We Will Rock You, Welcome to the Night and so on. They remind me of Chris Black projects, melodic power and hooks, this is mullet and beer metal.

GRAVE PLEASURES (Finland), album – Motherblood
Song: Joy Through Death (11:39-15:20)
— Previously Beastmilk, Grave Pleasures just annihilates every post-punk sound out there. Beastmilk won my 2013 Best Post-Punk, and soon split up. They have converted themselves to Grave Pleasures and have released their second album. What makes this band stand out compared to other bands in their goth-influenced genre is their production value, their ability to be unrelentingly catchy but completely unique. They surprise you with how emotional their sound is, how romantic, how nostalgic for dark basement clubs.

DYING FETUS (MD), album - Wrong One to Fuck With
Song: Die With Integrity (15:21-20:33)
— You go into battle with Dying Fetus, and their music is the anthem, goring enemies. They hit you between the eyes with precision, tight, technical, brutality. The guitar work is fucking insane, it speaks in tongues, and geezus the breakdowns. They somehow make this a groove-filled viciousness, how does that happen. Genius.

FORESEEN (Finland), album - Grave Danger
Song: Violent Discipline (20:34-23:42)
— Contender for Best Thrash and Best Hardcore. Finnish band Foreseen does a crossover style of thrash, blending in the energy of hardcore into their dirty as hell gritty thrash with tons of ripping groove that you just tighten your hand into a fist to punch the air. Blows Iron Reagan's new album out of the water in terms of crossover perfection.

CLAN OF XYMOX (Netherlands), album - Days of Black
Song: Set You Free (23:53-27:59)
— One of my favorite gothic synthwave bands of all time, released 80's dark synth and goth perfection with some of the best vocals of all time. This album will slam you into nostalgia, that is, if you ever were a goth.

GIGAN (Chicago), album - Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence
Song: Hyperjump-Ritual Madness (28:00-33:07)
— It is the manifestation of strange brains dreaming. There is streaming psychedelic pulsating through veins of brutal and master technical extreme. This is their 4th album.

PUBLIC PSYCHE (Belgium), album - No New Violence
Song: Patterns (33:08-36:25)
— Public Psyche has a unique take on post-punk, incorporating a less synthetic sound - post-punk mixed with krautrock and noise experimental.

SEER (Vancouver), album - Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void
Song: Burnt Offerings (36:26-43:44)
— This is their second album. Lots of unrushed acoustic, nature sounds, and when it finally explodes, the lead singer is at the helm, lush and emotional.

KRALLICE (NYC), album – Loüm
Song: Rank Mankind (44:14-49:16)
— This is the album with Dave Edwardson. Yet another push into complex math structure, difficult and challenging, abstract and completely fucking enjoyable. Let your brain be bludgeoned.

DEMON HEAD (Denmark), album - Thunder on the Fields
Song: Menneskeæderen (49:17-54:32)
— Sexy psychedelic groove, emotional epic vocals accompanied by moody melodies. Just yeah bro.

IMMOLATION (NY), album – Atonement
Song: Thrown To the Fire (54:33-END)
— Serious fucking death metal. Lead singer does his style so well, unflinchingly rumbling guttural, so fucking hot. Versatile and groove-filled, filled to the brim with massive riffs and unusually splintered melodies. The drumming. . . fuck, the drumming.

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This set is the conclusion of my Best of 2017 shows.  At the end I announce my Best Album of the Year.

Best Black Metal
NIGHTBRINGER (CO), album - Terra Damnata
Song: Misrule (0:25-6:29)
— Night Bringer is chilling; guitar and screeching vocalist hack away at the little humanity you haven’t killed already.

Runners-Up:
Kafirun (CAN), album – Eschaton — Vicious, so vicious, and the balance of melody coupled with the relentless blasts is perfection. A debut album to boot.
Der Weg Einer Freiheit (Germany), album - Finisterre — You know how black metal boys do: They cast a spell with shimmering, and then in this case, their fucking immense drummer beats your face in. A incredible mix of sparse and dense, cold and emotional. This is brutal and unrelenting mixed with heartbreaking gorgeousness, a welcome intensity and meditation out of my soul.
Wode (UK), album - Servants of the Countercosmos — Guitar-heavy and explosively energetic with a hardcore edge, with hella emphasis on riffs and a jaunt into melody. Those headbanging-worthy fuckin’ riffs. The vocals are a bit tedious, hence runner-up.
Belus (Brooklyn), album – Apophenia — Dense, intense, and hella passionate shimmering black metal with an incredible raspy singer.
Jordablod (Sweden), album - Upon My Cremation Pyre — Crisp, shimmering mixed with prog and death over a core of black. When psychedelic ad rock rear its beautiful head, it isn’t necessarily a respite in the brutality, but pushes your brain out further. I’m so glad that Finnish band Oranssi Pazuzu has proven to be an influence, this sound has so many different facets.
Woe (Brooklyn), album – Hope Attrition — A blast of fury, relentlessness, with plaintive melodies. Woe has created a masterpiece of Brooklyn-style metal, the vocals is one of my favorites, extremely emotive and escalating, heating your blood.

Best Darkwave/Goth/Industrial
STATIQBLOOM (Brooklyn), album - Blue Moon Blood
Song: Black Walks Eternal (8:15-13:27)
— This is my second year Statiqbloom wins in this category. Fade Kainer of Batillus is Statiqbloom, a genius with dark electronics and production. He creates yet another danceable industrial album, reminiscent of the best of Skinny Puppy.

Runners-Up:
Clan of Xymox (Netherlands), album - Days of Black — One of my favorite gothic synthwave bands of all time, released 80's dark synth and goth perfection with some of the best vocals of all time. This album will slam you into nostalgia, that is, if you ever were a goth.
Godflesh (UK), album – Post Self — Metallic industrial with harsh vocals, seething under the surface, full on atmospheric, melodic and rounded.

The following are excellent goth, synth pop, deathrock, industrial bands that should not be missed:
3Teeth (LA), album – shutdown.exe https://3teeth.bandcamp.com/album/shutdown-exe
Pawns (NYC), album - The Gallows https://massmediarecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-gallows
Ritual Veil (Portland), album - Wolf In The Night https://ritualveil.bandcamp.com/releases
Night Sins (Philly), album – Dancing Chrome https://funeralparty.bandcamp.com/album/dancing-chrome
Virgin in Veil (Finland), album – Twisted Thrills https://virgininveil.bandcamp.com/
Orion (Sydney), album - S/T https://orionsydneyglam.bandcamp.com/releases

Best Technical Death or Grind
PYRRHON (NY), album - What Passes for Survival
Song: The Happy Victim's Creed (14:12-19:14)
— Pyrrhon had to be perfect to win this category over Buckshot Facelift and Gigan. And they were.

Runners-Up:
Buckshot Facelift (NY), album - Ulcer Island — Intelligent, angular grind, wildly different from song to song. I like that this band is meaty on top of being technical. They've got a ton of genres represented here, death and grindcore and hardcore and punk and heavy as fuck fuck. The absolute highlight of the entire album is the lead singer who is a monster in the best possible way, and is also from Artificial Brain.
Sunless (Minneapolis), album – Urraca — Sunless has the hard, angular head-spinning transitions, mixed with dissonance, but sprawls deliciously in atmosphere.
Dying Fetus (MD), album - Wrong One to Fuck With — You go into battle with Dying Fetus, and their music is the anthem, goring enemies. They hit you between the eyes with precision, tight, technical, brutality. The guitar work is fucking insane, it speaks in tongues, and geezus the breakdowns. They somehow make this a groove-filled viciousness, how does that happen. Genius.
Gigan (Chicago), album - Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence — Totally the weirdest album in the bunch. It is the manifestation of strange brains dreaming. There is streaming psychedelic pulsating through veins of brutal and master technical extreme. This is their 4th album.
Full of Hell (PA/MD), album - Trumpeting Ecstasy — Full of Hell was my favorite brutal band to see live last year. They didn’t just hold their own with Cattle Decapitation and Revocation, they blew me away. The lead singer is in-fucking-sane.

Best Psychedelic/Space
DRUG HONKEY (Chicago), album - Cloak of Skies
Song: Sickening Wasteoid (19:53-25:48)
— Drug Honkey isn’t your mom’s psychedelic: Chicago grit, a very dark world of cold mechanical structures, noise effects, versatile vocals and jazz sax.

Runners-Up
Ufomammut (Italy), album – 8 — Ufommamut has become massive in the spacey psychedelic metal genre. The new album have infiltrated the doom sound, but still retain their unique fuzzed-out distorted spacey effects. It feels like a 70's acid trip in a hella stellar production.
Ecstatic Vision (Philly), album – Raw Rock Fury — These guys bring in a lot of 70's psychedelic groove and love to dissolve into the layers that make up their very complex compositions.

Best Hardcore
CONVERGE (MA), album – The Dusk in Us
Song: The Dusk in Us (26:33-33:36)
— These guys slaughter on their 9th album; how the fuck is that possible. Legendary band that brings an emotional depth that adds yet another facet to their sound.

Runners-Up:
Foreseen (Finland), album - Grave Danger — Also a contender for Best Thrash. Finnish band Foreseen does a crossover style of thrash, blending in the energy of hardcore into their dirty as hell gritty thrash with tons of ripping groove that you just tighten your hand into a fist to punch the air. Blows Iron Reagan's new album out of the water in terms of crossover perfection.
All Pigs Must Die (MA), album – Hostage Animal — The ferocious intensity of a hardcore and crust band that dives headfirst into brutal death metal. Sounds like they took a good vacation for the last 4 years, pouring out all their pent-up energy, and adding Trap Them's guitarist. Their slowest moments were wicked and pulverizing.

Best Epic/Crushing/Massive
AMENRA (Belgium), album – Mass VI
Song: Children of the Eye (34:10-43:10)
— Bold, crushing devastation.

Runner-Up
Elder (MA), album – Reflections of a Floating World — Their 4th album that builds tension and expands to groove and riff, and an eventual expansive dreamy melodic structure weaved with kraut and psychedelic, filled with piano and keyboard and vocals.

Best Male Warm Vocals
PAGAN ALTAR (UK), album – The Room of Shadows
Song: Dance of the Vampires (44:21-50:47)
— Pagan Altar are old dudes, around since 1978, and about 20 years actively making music. The original singer and guitarist are father and son. In 2014 they were set to release Never Quite Dead, and then Terry Jones, the singer, died of cancer. His son and some original members spent time touching up the album, the sound melancholy and nostalgic, and finally released it. There is a touch of folk, the vocalist spinning stories with a lilting vocal. The sound is reminiscent of their sound 40 years ago, and that is just badass.

Runners-Up
Demon Head (Denmark), album - Thunder on the Fields — Sexy psychedelic groove, emotional epic vocals accompanied by moody melodies.
Kadavar (Germany), album - Rough Times —Won Best Retro/Retro Doom

Best Male Cold Vocals
BELUS (Brooklyn), album – Apophenia
Song: Avarice (51:03-57:07)
— High pitched to rasp to screech to pure evil to throaty guttural, employing so many creepy styles. This is a band is one to watch, shimmering and passionate black metal. The vocalist is also in Woe.

Runners-Up
Full of Hell (PA/MD), album - Trumpeting Ecstasy — Full of Hell was my favorite brutal band to see live last year. They didn’t just hold their own with Cattle Decapitation and Revocation, they blew me away. The lead singer is in-fucking-sane.
Primitive Man (CO), album – Caustic — This vocalist is fucking unearthly. Growls and acidic-toned. This album is just a wall.

Saturday Album
SPECTRAL VOICE (CO), album - Visions Of Psychic Dismemberment
Song: Thresholds Beyond (57:45-1:05:04)
— Saturday album is the album I played the most at home.  Bloodied vocals and the harshness of death mixed with sweetness and pummeling badassery. I couldn’t help myself spinning this almost every week.

Runner-Up
Vampire (Sweden), album - With Primeval Force — Vampire does this incredible job of capturing a retro style, with bite. Totally Swedish death metal with melodic mixed with heavy thrash. It is a fucking versatile album within each song, it hella swings. There is so much to headbang to here, but also a bit of folk and ballad creating a fully-rounded and thoughtful album. And they just let loose, this shit would be wild live. This is their second, more polished album, after a hiatus of 3 years.

Best Female Vocals/#1 Album of the Year!!
COUCH SLUT (Brooklyn), album - Contempt
Song: Company Picnic With Dust Off (1:05:46-END)
— The lead singer’s bleak angry screech is weaved with Tormented raw emotional aggro noise; the emphasis on lyrics perhaps show a woman’s touch: “I will fuck you”.  We are angry, abused and we’re not going to take it. We’re not going to apologize for the anger. She touches on mental illness, drug abuse, anger, loss, the spectrum of human emotions living in such a fucked-up reality. This is my soundtrack, and once I thought about it, it was easy.

Runner-Up
Satan's Hollow (Chicago), album – S/T — Debut album with a powerhouse of a female vocalist leading a rifftastic classic heavy metal band with speed and power.
Myrkur (Denmark), album – Serpent — Her voice is ethereal until it's demonic, floating above dense, and playing with soft, light and dark.
Maggot Heart (Sweden), album - City Girls — Melodic pop and guitar is at the forefront; Linnea Olsson’s voice is sharp and sexy croons. This band is just going to get bigger.

Behind My Vocals
Alma Mater, Wolfsheim Kein Zurück, The Frozen Autumn, Page, Human Puppets, Metro Decay, The Chameleons, Chromagain, Aroma Di Amore

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This is the “Best of 2017” Part 1: winners in my categories  Next week is Part 2, where I let you know my favorite album of the year!

Best Thrash
KREATOR (Germany), album - Gods of Violence
Song: Gods of Violence (0:25-6:07)
— It was Sophie’s Choice between this and Power Trip, but everyone picked Power Trip. I went for the legendary band. Chomping power riffs and anthemic heavy metal says that old people can still make badass rippin’ metal. Fuck Metallica.

Runners-up:
Power Trip (Dallas), album - Nightmare Logic — Power Trip skips out, fists flailing, legs kicking, tongue in cheek, savage and gleefully groovy. Catchy to the extreme, but every song has its own story, powerful and just made to blast your face in.
Foreseen (Finland), album - Grave Danger — Finnish band Foreseen does a crossover style of thrash, blending in the energy of hardcore into their dirty as hell gritty thrash with tons of ripping groove that you just tighten your hand into a fist to punch the air. Blows Iron Reagan's new album out of the water in terms of crossover perfection.
Earthling (VA), album - Spinning in the Void — Earthling excels in what I love about thrash - the riffs bro, the riffs. Tempo-changing adds to their well thought-out compositions. This ain't just the straightforward thrash diddlies of yore.
Bloodlust (Perth), album - At The Devil's Left Hand — Tight, evil, hard-hitting, galloping, moshpit skipping melodies.

Best Doom
RED SCALP (Poland), album - Lost Ghosts
Song: Lost Ghosts (7:47-17:30)
— Lumbering, multi-instrumentation, crooning lovely vocalist, psychedelic and space. From beginning to end, just perfection.

Runners-up:
Pallbearer (Arkansas), album – Heartless — The focal point of Pallbearer is the vocalist, who has been extremely influential, including bands on this list. Melodic-heavy and lyrically-beautiful. I'm a little tired of this "funeral" doom-style; I think it is getting dated. Hence, I picked Red Scalp, who blew me away.
Destroyer of Light (Austin), album - Chamber of Horrors — Crooning, moody doom that breaks into chugging riffs. Beautiful, epic song-writing
Spirit Adrift (Arizona), album - Curse of Conception — Take Over and Destroy's guitarist created this one-mand band, which is a full band now. The vocal style of Pallbearer - a bit whiny, emotional. On the slow spectrum of doom, but breaks into great riffs.
Obelyskkh (Germany), album - The Providence — When it breaks, it breaks into full headbanging riffage. Huge lead-ups.

Best Death Metal
VENENUM (Germany), album - Trance of Death
Song: Trance Of Death Part III - There Are Other Worlds... (18:40-32:34)
— Please listen to the runners-up: Vampire is the best retro Swedish melodic death; and Immolation was serious death metal. Venenum is like a death metal demon did peyote with Oranssi Pazuzu.

Runners-up:
Vampire (Sweden), album - With Primeval Force — Vampire does this incredible job of capturing a retro style, with bite. Totally Swedish death metal with melodic mixed with heavy thrash. It is a fucking versatile album within each song, it hella swings. There is so much to headbang to here, but also a bit of folk and ballad creating a fully-rounded and thoughtful album. And they just let loose, this shit would be wild live. This is their second, more polished album, after a hiatus of 3 years.
Immolation (NY), album – Atonement — Serious fucking death metal. Lead singer does his style so well, unflinchingly rumbling guttural, so fucking hot. Versatile and groove-filled, filled to the brim with massive riffs and unusually splintered melodies. The drumming. . . fuck, the drumming.
Spectral Voice (CO), album - Visions Of Psychic Dismemberment — Members hail from Blood Incantation, but this is another style of death – falling into horror noise and the unexpected.
Necrot (Oakland), album - Blood Offerings — More speed-infused than most of my list; this rages forward, head down and horns up. But it is not unrelenting - it breaks into slower tempos and less-dense compositions. Heavy on the guitar work.
Artificial Brain (NYC), album – Infrared Horizon — Pummeling, technical, progressive death that is just fucking painful all around; and with aching melodies strung through.
Witch Vomit (Portland), album - Poisoned Blood — A formerly 2-piece, now 3-piece creating a grisly, bloody, indecipherable but somehow groovy straight-forward style of death.
Incantation (PA), album - Profane Nexus — Dense, intense, and what you expect from a death metal band - bombastic and crushing, and unafraid to slow it down.

Best Noise Rock/Punk
IDLES (Bristol), album – Brutalism
Song: Exeter (33:26-37:23)
— Young, intelligent, emotionally-driven punk album with fantastic lyrics. The vocalist is a huge part of this album, grieving his mother through the songs.
[NSFW] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuQG6_evFc8

Runners-up
Maggot Heart (Sweden), album - City Girls — Linnea Olsson was a guitarist in the legendary Beastmilk who changed their name to Grave Pleasures, who are in my "Best of Post-Punk" category. She now fronts her own noisy art punk band Maggot Heart. Melodic pop and guitar is at the forefront, her voice is sharp and sexy croons. Just four songs pack a punch.
Dead (AU), album - We Won't Let You Sleep — Australian two-piece alternative noise-rock band mixed with doom and sludge. a bit of nostalgic Pixies-style rock minimalist, some songs dive into a distorted thick psychedelic sound. It's got the energy of a middle-aged punk band. They're weighted with experience and wit.
Public Psyche (Belgium), album - No New Violence — Public Psyche has a unique take on post-punk, incorporating a less synthetic sound - post-punk mixed with krautrock and noise experimental.

Best NY Metal
EX EYE (NYC), album – S/T
Song: Opposition / Perihelion; the Coil (38:00-48:43)
— Liturgy drummer and Secret Chiefs 3 bro, creating an album that is surprising at every turn. The fact that I chose this band from the list below should say it all. Part improvisational, part jazz, part extreme, part meditative.

Runners-Up:
Buckshot Facelift (NY), album - Ulcer Island — Monstrous, meaty and mind-blowing.
Belus (Brooklyn), album – Apophenia — Dense, intense, and hella passionate shimmering black metal with an incredible raspy singer.
Belltower (Brooklyn), album – Hereafter — Wicked black metal erupting in brutal riffs, head wrenching, melody underlying.
Floods (Brooklyn), album – S/T — Debut album with roovey riff element, chugging sludge, unexpected dynamics, and erupts in cold black metal when needed. The vocalist is a treat.
Luminous Vault (NYC), album – Charismata — 2-piece supergroup, includes the bassist of Artificial Brain.
Artificial Brain, album – Infrared Horizon — Pummeling, technical, progressive death that is just fucking painful all around, but with aching melodies strung through
Krallice (NYC), album – Loüm — This is the album with Dave Edwardson. Yet another push into complex math structure, difficult and challenging, abstract and completely fucking enjoyable. Let your brain be bludgeoned.
Yellow Eyes (NYC), album - Immersion Trench Reverie — Yet another dive into melodic black metal with mind-melding tempo changes, rousing riffs. Dense and spectacular yet again.
Couch Slut (Brooklyn), album – Contempt — Tormented raw aggro noise mixed with emotional vocals, bleak and anger mixed, the vocals are difficult to come to terms with, but I like that in my face. Like fuck me, you're right. I want to hear a woman scream, it makes me pull the blanket to my side a bit more.
Pyrrhon (NYC), album - What Passes for Survival — Pyrrhon is just out there. They are brutal death and grind, angular, and drift to the unexpected. They are here to torture, and you won't know what hit you. Fucking weird, but effortlessly. Which obviously is the highest compliment.
Woe (Brooklyn), album – Hope Attrition — A blast of fury, relentlessness, with plaintive melodies. Woe has created a masterpiece of Brooklyn-style metal, the vocals is one of my favorites, extremely emotive and escalating, heating your blood.

Best Retro/Retro Doom
KADAVAR (Germany), album - Rough Times
Song: The Lost Child (49:43-55:20)
— These bands borrow from the best decade – the 70’s, infusing floating psychedelic and a vocalist with honeyed vocals. Lovely.  One of my favorite bands, and this is their best album.

Runners-up:
Demon Head (Denmark), album - Thunder on the Fields — Sexy psychedelic groove, emotional epic vocals accompanied by moody melodies. Just yeah bro.
The Wizards (Spain), album - Full Moon in Scorpio — Sexy blues rock fully immersed in their love of the 70's, jamming solos, the power vocalist and song-writing is epic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=bw7ezvR-fuM
Doublestone (Denmark), album - Devil's Own/Djævlens Egn — Stunning stoner psychedelic. Frigging warm jamming delicious. Holy shit. Fuck yes, Denmark. Lyrics-rich, vocalist crooning magnificence.
Night Demon (CA), album - Darkness Remains — Magical summer night hard rock. Night Demon doesn't shy from their roots, with songs titled Maiden Hell, We Will Rock You, Welcome to the Night and so on. They remind me of Chris Black projects, melodic power and hooks, this is mullet and beer metal.
Pagan Altar (UK), album – The Room of Shadows — Pagan Altar are old dudes, around since 1978, and about 20 years actively making music. The original singer and guitarist are father and son. In 2014 they were set to release Never Quite Dead, and then Terry Jones, the singer, died of cancer. His son and some original members spent time touching up the album, the sound melancholy and nostalgic, and finally released it. There is a touch of folk, the vocalist spinning stories with a lilting vocal. The sound is reminiscent of their sound 40 years ago, and that is just badass.
Demon Eye (NC), album - Prophecies and Lies — I'm just fine with Americans taking influence from the Swedish revitalist gods, especially when the result is as perfect as North Carolina's Demon Eye.

Best Sludge
HELL (Oregon), album - S/T
Song: Inscriptus (56:20-1:01:20)
— Filthy bleak sludge, pure and distilled, shrieking through a black hole.

Runners-Up
Sloth Herder (MD), album - No Pity, No Sunrise — Holy shit, their first fucking album; and they definitely have the Maryland influence of brutal and grind. This album shreds and pummels, from harsh disjointed sharp notes into epic fist pumping into haunting atmosphere into thick melodic sludge and a stint into grind, short as fuck songs infusing their album; and all of it results in this massive claustrophobic journey of an album.
Seer (Vancouver), album - Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void — This is their second album, lots of unrushed acoustic, nature sounds, and when it finally explodes, the lead singer is at the helm, lush and emotional.
Céleste (France), album - Infidèle(s) — Sinister French music is the trend, and Céleste creates that dense black metal structure with hardcore, gritty doom that creates a sonic sludge sound.

Best Post-Punk
ROPE SECT (Germany), album - Personae Ingratae
Song: Pretty Life (1:02:05-1:05:58)
— Shimmering guitars and emotional vocalist, blues and doom thread through.

Runners-Up:
Grave Pleasures (Finland), album – Motherblood — Previously Beastmilk, Grave Pleasures just annihilates every post-punk sound out there. Beastmilk won my 2013 Best Post-Punk, they have converted themselves to Grave Pleasures and have released their second album. What makes this band stand out compared to other bands in their goth-influenced genre is their production value, their ability to be unrelentingly catchy but completely unique. They surprise you with how emotional their sound is, how romantic, how nostalgic for dark basement clubs.
Partisan (Belgian), album - We Have Been so Terribly Betrayed — Lyrically dark, enough for you to shiver into your black cloak. The thickly plucked guitar is melancholy; and shoe-gaze, but in the right way.
Nerve Quakes (Perth), album - A New State — Political goth mixed with post-punk and synth pop.
All Your Sisters (SF), album – Uncomfortable Skin — A local duo creating their modern take on this genre.
Public Psyche (Belgium), album - No New Violence — Public Psyche has a unique take on post-punk, incorporating a less synthetic sound - post-punk mixed with krautrock and noise experimental.

Best Avante-Garde/Experimental + 2nd BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST (Germany), album – Exuvia
Song: Maere (On a Stillbirth's Tomb) (1:07:24-END)
— I always lean towards experimental; and this album is unique, ethereal, black, demonic, tribal. My brain floated in their vivid imagination. This album grows the more I listen to it.

Runners-Up
Drug Honkey (Chicago), album - Cloak of Skies — Gritty, experimental groove, a bit of industrial vocals and epicness, death vocals, tied to a weird personality of jazz sax and psychedelic noise effects and just loud.
Gigan (Chicago), album - Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence — It is the manifestation of strange brains dreaming. There is streaming psychedelic pulsating through veins of brutal and master technical extreme. This is their 4th album.
Pyrrhon (NY), album - What Passes for Survival — Pyrrhon is just out there. They are brutal death and grind, angular, and drift to the unexpected. They are here to torture, and you won't know what hit you. Fucking weird, but effortlessly. Which obviously is the highest compliment.
Czar (WA), album - Life Is No Way To Treat An Animal — Animal-loving psychotic weirdos Czar create a bubbly electronic grind album that will soundtrack your fever dreams. FREE DOWNLOAD: https://czar.bandcamp.com/album/life-is-no-way-to-treat-an-animal
Venenum (Germany), album - Trance of Death — Won my Best Death Metal album

Behind My Vocals
New Order, Ministry, Cabaret Nocturne, She Past Away, Zanias, Sixth June, Dead Husband, Manicure

 

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Best_of_2017_Part_1_011618.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:06pm EST

0:25-3:44
TRIBULATION (Sweden)
Lady Death
— Tribulation is such a unique mix of old school death rock mixed with horror and metal. They also delve into ambient and drone.

5:15-11:42
BELUS (Brooklyn)
omens
— Brooklyn-style: passionate, dense and intense.

12:13-15:06
ABIGOR (Austria)
Our Lord's Arrival - Black Death Sathanas
— Rasp to shriek and oh so unique. The vocalist slices. Each song is a fresh angle on black metal.

15:25-20:53
BEASTIALITY (Sweden)
Apocalyptic Storm
— Yet another Swedish groove-filled death metal band. Hells yeah.

21:18-27:09
SHADOWMASTER (Sweden)
Lost Reality
— Sinister and thick, the Swedes erupt in sludge.

27:45-32:22
WATAIN (Sweden)
Sacred Damnation
— Working man's Swedish black metal.

32:53-38:25
MYSTAGOS (Spain)
Drowning in the Sea of Unconsciousness
— Spanish brooding melody envelops black metal and spacy meditative.

38:48-45:47
VEXOVOID (Italy)
The Starforger
— Italian Vektor, and fucking good.

46:50-54:00
TAAKE (Norway)
Havet i Huset
— Lush melodies, smart guitar work, hella solid album.

54:29-END
CLERIC (Philly)
The Treme
— Contemplate, ingest and digest this mind-bending explosive craziness.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_250_010218.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

0:29-6:33
VINCE GUARALDI TRIO
Charlie Brown

7:17-11:07
DIO
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

11:08-15:27
KING DIAMOND
No Presents for Christmas

15:28-19:40
JOAN JETT
Little Drummer Boy

19:41-24:19
TWISTED SISTER
Oh Come All Ye Faithful

24:20-26:57
GUNS N ROSES
White Christmas

27:28-30:49
LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Run Run Rudolph

30:50-32:48
ERLSUNG
Carol of the Bells

32:49-37:02
ALICE COOPER
Santa Claws is Coming To Town

37:03-40:45
DEAD KENNEDYS
Holiday in Cambodia

40:46-44:47
CINDERELLA
Blue Christmas

45:19-49:16
DOKKEN
Santa Claus is Coming to Town

49:17-52:08
LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Christmas in New Orleans

52:09-55:35
FRANK SINATRA
The Christmas Song

55:36-end
SCORPS
Winds of Change
— The Scorpions sing about a new year or end of the world, you take your pick

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Happy_Holidays_121917.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:11am EST

0:25-7:38
DSNKT (Switzerland)
Resurgence of Primordial Void Aperture
— Suffocate in swarming, dense, primordial, black metal noise.

8:41-13:15
GENOCIDE PACT (DC)(releases 2018)
Conquered And Disposed
— Bludgeoning death, but in that super fun way.

13:38-21:17
TONGUES (Denmark)
Grove Of Mithridate
— Rock and doom and black and groove.

21:40-25:32
BURIED IN A WOMB (Germany)
Spectrality of Inborn Neuroticism
— Thrash and hardcore-infiltrated death.

26:08-29:25
HARM'S WAY (Chicago)(releases 2018)
Human Carrying Capacity
— I mean, the lead singer. Wow. Also, this is Chicago hardcore.

30:04-37:35
THAW (Poland)
Wielki Piec
— Poland does it again, what a fantastic scene. The album art is top-notch: black and white minimalist alien bird creatures. Need a t-shirt!

38:06-45:28
VEILED (PA)(releases 2018)
Luminous
— 2-piece does shimmering black.

46:22-48:59
MAMMOTH GRINDER (Austin)(releases 2018)
Superior Firepower
— Mammoth Grinder has members of Iron Reagan and Power Trip. This is going to be a powerful album next year.

49:39-55:01
SORXE (Phoenix)
Hypnotizer
— Do NOT be turned off by the genres: post-metal and sludge. It is diverse and rich with rock and melodic psychedelic; each song takes you in different directions. The lead singer is a highlight.

55:44-END
HOODED MENACE (Finland)
Cascade of Ashes
— Of course, the Finnish are fucking weird. Wonderfully so. Aliens living on earth, making creepy weird music. We bend a knee.

Behind My Vocals
Carpenter Brut, Dynatron, M.O.O.N., Mega Drive, Trevor Something, Magic Sword, Speed Machine, Daisuke, Lifelike

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_249_121217.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:31am EST

0:25-5:22
INQUISITOR (Netherlands)
Castigate into Divine Apostle
— Inquisitor released this second album 22 years after their debut, which is a long time to bake. This is a brilliant contribution to the art of thrash and death, bold and technical, fun and rage.

6:22-13:02
CLARET ASH (AUS)
Essence Of Fire
— Australia is a brilliant cesspool of aggressive metal.  This is yet another compelling addition.

13:38-20:36
SVARTIDAUÐI (Iceland)
Exultation
— I’m in love with Iceland in general, well before this black metal wave. And now Iceland has their own version: atmospheric and bleak and romantic. Matches the country to perfection.

21:02-29:20
CRYPTIC FOG (Chicago/IN)
Eternal Internment of the Prolific Paradigm; Staring Through the Veil of Aberration
— Yes, this band is a 2-piece; and they are so fucking badass. Plenty to sift through, death and melodic black metal.

30:00-34:50
PORTAL (AUS)(releases 1/2018)
Phreqs
— YET another Aussie band; and this one is relentlessly brutal; it will be a great way to start next year. Menacing death: the way it was meant to be.

35:22-37:42
MARGINAL (Belgium)
Barbarians
— And now the Belgians do death, but infused with a wave of hardcore. The recording has no drum editing, and everything is mostly off their first or second take! Bros got it down.

38:08-44:55
CALLIGRAM (UK)
Scourge
— Fine, I’m middle-aged, and these guys are the future.

45:57-53:22
INCONCESSUS LUX LUCIS (UK)
The Crowning Quietus
— As I say on the show: this is a blood and gore-filled black metal, but they also gleefully skip over your dead body breaking between minimalist and catchy rock, breathing fresh spirit in dank filth.

53:45-55:57
FULL OF HELL (MD/PA)
The Cosmic Vein
— My best live band of the year.

56:49-END
CORPORATE DEATH (Brazil)
In the Vastness of Time
— Corporations need to die. Also, this Brazilian act is brutal, and catchy.

Behind My Vocals
Rory Gallagher, Traffic, Out of Focus, Frame, Dreams and Nightmares, Missing Link, Carmen Maki & Blues Creation, Moondog & The London Saxophonic, Magic Potion

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_248_120517.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

0:25-9:01
AOSOTH (France)
Contaminating All Tongues
— Melodic black and death immersive metal seems to be a French specialty. Mixed with a Oranssi-style psychedelic elevates this sound.

10:06-15:43
GENEVIEVE (MD)
No for an Answer
— Assaultive death bordering on grind, but neck-breaking ability to dissolve into sparse minimalist.

16:05-19:52
ANIMA DAMNATA (Poland)
Your Life Is Cursed
— A twisted disjointed Polish beast. Aw! Sounds so cute.

20:10-28:42
AMENRA (Belgium)
Plus Pre`s De Toi
— Blistering brooding Belgians. These guys know how to do heart-wrenching.

29:27-34:07
CODE (UK)
Plot of Skinned Heavens
— Dude from Grave Pleasures (ex-Beastmilk)/Hexvessel, so you know this shit is good. Vocalist is the highlight; a stunning ability to be sweet while breaking your face in.

34:40-40:58
BLOODWAY (Romania)
Midlight Scout
— Romanian metal is melancholy, vampiric, and fierce; of course. The vocalist is a standout, and also created the album art.

41:17-48:08
APOLOGOETHIA (Spain)
De Aeterno Praesentia
— Flamenco guitar introduces a bit of folk in atmospheric black metal.

49:21-END
THANTIFAXATH (CAN)
Self-Devouring Womb
— Cloak-wearing and anonymous, continuing to create horrorscapes. These guys got my 2015 Best Horror album.

Behind My Vocals:
Ideal Husbands; The Soft Moon; Dead Husband; She Past Away; Trisomie 21; Molly Nilsson; Boy Harsher

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_247_112817.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:29am EST

0:25-8:20
THE CLEARING PATH (Italy)
Stargazer Monolith
Sweet angular Italians. This was such a meditative journey. Don’t be scared of angular, these guys do it to perfection.

9:28-17:13
DESOLATE SHRINE (Finland)
The Silent Star
Chilled Finnish death metal with a dollop of swirling black metal on top. One of the top offerings for death metal this year, do NOT miss this album

17:41-20:40
SOFT KILL (Portland)
Insider (Tom Petty cover)
Rough gazey post cover of Tom Petty. Free: https://anopendoor.bandcamp.com/

21:04-28:00
MORVIGOR (Netherlands)
No Repentance
Dynamic Morvigor, vocalist packs an emotional punch. Top notch.

28:37-36:47
PURPLE HILL WITCH (Norway)
Ghouls in Leather
Norwegian classic rock, nostalgic beautiful doom.

37:28-44:06
KRALLICE (NYC)
Kronus Deposed
Krallice is bludgeon metal, expanding and pulverizing. More of the same: which is really really good.

44:57-48:17
LADY BEAST (Pittsburgh)
Lone Hunter
Last year’s E.P. from Lady Beast is SOOOOO badass. This new full-length is a bit softer, but still speed and roaring riffs.

48:44-52:46
HEXIS (Denmark)
Sacrificium
Suffocating, demonic and brooding Danish.

53:41-END
GODFLESH (UK)
Be God
Godflesh still has the same noise-y attitude, but it also feels like they’ve redefined themselves. This is relevant.

Behind My VocalsHuman Tetris; Ruh; Pink Turns Blue; Pleasure Symbols, Phosphor; Sad Lovers and Giants; Sixth June; Boy Harsher

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_246_112117.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

0:25-6:00
HORN (Germany)
Retrograd
— Folk has never been my favorite, so to start with a folk song means I fucking fell in love. Just the perfect black metal song infused with gorgeous folk. This EP will contain dulcimer and trumpets, stoked for it to be released. I love that the pictured released was a band member with his arms wrapped around a dulcimer (nerd).

6:56-14:10
RAM (Sweden)
Gulag
— Romping 80’s heavy metal style, done Swedish.

14:41-17:41
CONVERGE (MA)
Murk & Marrow
— What the hell do I need to say about Converge, these guys are gods.

18:14-24:54
CLOAK (GA)
Beyond The Veil
— Debut album, groove perfection, infectious, endearing, need to get it on vinyl. They claim Fields of the Nephilim as one of their influences, which is a very influential gothic band. I don’t hear goth in this band, but definitely a touch of psychedelic and rock, which Fields skirted.

25:35-32:05
RED SCALP (Poland)
Faces
— Really, Poland is erupting as a powerful scene. Now they are excelling in jamming psychedelic stoner riffage? Not expecting that.

32:30-40:28
BLAZE OF PERDITION (Poland)
Weight of the Shadow
— The other obvious spectrum of Polish metal: bleak, dark, gritty black metal. The vocalist is a badass. What stands out in this sound is the melancholy undertone.

41:01-43:15
WITHERING HERD (OH)
Perfect Recursion
— Fuck. You know when you are middle-aged and cranky and miss the power of the music of your youth? I thought industrial was fucking over. Withering Herd is a 2-piece redefining this genre; and I love the incorporation of synth and electronic – it sounded like the soundtrack of 70’s B-movie horror. https://witheringherd.bandcamp.com/releases

44:10-49:27
AUÐN (Iceland)
Í Hálmstráið Held
— Yet another STUNNING Icelandic black metal band; but this one is intensely rich and lush and I soaked in it.

50:03-53:39
PROCESSION (Chile/EU)
When Doomdays Has Come
— One member left in Chile; the others scattered across Sweden, Berlin, Amsterdam, Denmark. How easy does that make recording? Epic, heavy metal, doom.

54:20-END
BERGRIZEN (Ukraine)
Der Unsterbliche Geist
—One of the best black metal releases, the Ukraine gots it goin’ on.

Behind My Vocals
John Maus, album - Screen Memories (2017)

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_245_111417.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:36am EST

0:25-6:38
MINISTRY (1984)
Every Day is Halloween

6:39-14:06
BAUHAUS (1982)
Bela Lugosi's Dead

14:08-18:41
DEPECHE MODE (1986)
Black Celebration

18:42-24:58
OINGO BOINGO (1985)
Dead Man's Party

25:16-29:02
SKINNY PUPPY (1992)
Killing Game

29:03-33:25
SISTERS OF MERCY (1985)
Black Planet

33:26-39:02
PINK TURNS BLUE (1987)
I Coldly Stare Out

39:03-44:12
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT (1990)
Do You Fear (For Your Child)

44:43-49:36
THE CURE (1980)
A Forest

49:37-55:33
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (1981)
Night Shift

55:34-END
XYMOX (1989)
Tonight

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_244_103117.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

0:25-3:19
LAPIN HELVETTI (Finland)
Noutaja Otti
— What's not to love about a Finnish band that is reminiscent of super early Metallica.  A bit more punk.

4:23-8:46
THROANE (France)
Et ceux en lesquels ils croyaient
— Swarming weirdo experimental French that still retains the groove.  You gotta love the French.  

9:15-15:38
WITCH TRAIL (Belgium)
Splendour
— Belgian post-punk that erupts in noise and black metal and hardcore.
 
15:55-24:38
PUBLIC PSYCHE (Belgium)
New Days
Belgian post-punk that swirls into krautrock and noise.  So frigging cool.  

25:09-28:46
PARTISAN (Belgium)
Change
— Belgian post-punk that dives into dark shoe-gaze.  

29:04-34:34
BELLTOWER (Brooklyn)
Echoes Sung by Winter Winds
— Oh hell, more black metal from Brooklyn.

34:59-44:00
YOUNG HUNTER (Portland)
Black Mass
— Female and male vocals are a highlight in rocking catchy melodic Young Hunter.  

44:37-50:08
AFRAID OF DESTINY (Italy)
Hear Me
— Afraid of Destiny released a full-length earlier in the year.  This is from a just-released split with Eyelids.  Italian black metal.  
 
50:23-54:14
NIGHT VIPER (Sweden)
No Escape
— Swedish husky female vocals fronting a heavy metal band.  Fuck. Yes.
 
54:45-END
ROPE SECT (Germany)
Death is your lover
— Jamming blues and doom in a sweet post-punk band.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_243_102417.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

0:25-9:25
SPECTRAL VOICE (CO)
Dissolution
— Members hail from Blood Incantation, but this is another style of death – falling into horror noise and the unexpected.

10:33-13:39
DAEVA (Philly)
Deathcrush
— Crypt Sermon’s guitarist; Philly filthy gritty thrash with a scraping vocalist.

14:10-19:01
GNAW THEIR TONGUES (Netherlands)
Never Give Up The Dream Of Total Annihilation
— Fucking weirdos.

19:28-22:56
ARCADEA (GA)
Infinite End
— New band with Mastodon drummer and Withered’s vocalist, creating psychedelic synth.

23:39-27:50
ARCHSPIRE (Vancouver)
Human Murmuration
— Too difficult to listen to, so just move forward. Also, great.

28:12-31:22
HARD ACTION (Finland)
Nothing Ever Changed
— Oh the Finnish are taking over the world. 70’s rockin’, bell bottoms and pop.

31:43-35:42
STASS (Sweden/GER)
Warriors Land
— Chomping death made to kill your neck.

36:16-40:17
AUTHOR & PUNISHER (SD)
Pressure Lover
— Metal-infused industrial for snobs.

40:43-46:54
BLACK ANVIL (NYC)
Ultra
— The melodic vocals really are a wonderful touch here.

47:40-51:54
DEAD IS DEAD (Milwaukee)
Wolves
— Milwaukeean sludge with a kick of hardcore boots.

52:36-END
BELUS (Brooklyn)
Illusions
— You gotta love Woe’s vocalist added to yet another Brooklyn black metal band.

Behind My Vocals
(electronic disco) Manuel; Expansives; Decadance vs Italoconnection; Freak Electrique; Steel Mind; Laser; Pineapples; Body Electric; Louis

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_242_101717.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:32am EST

0:25-7:27
ARKHON INFAUSTUS (France)
Yesh li el yadi
— French grim neck-wrenching yet groovy.

8:43-15:45
SPIRIT ADRIFT (Arizona)
Spectral Savior
— Guitarist from Take Over and Destroy is one of my favorite vocalists. No longer a one-man band, bro is a boy band now.

16:24-21:46
BLUT AUS NORD (France)
Apostasis
— Uneasy and threatening, horror and texture. French bros are insane.

22:07-26:10
RADIO MOSCOW (San Diego)
New Beginning
— I immediately bought the vinyl.

26:54-30:47
REDENIK (Serbia)
Otpadnik
— Did you think about the fact that your band name sounds like "redneck"? Filthy chomping black and thrash and a touch of hardcore goodness.

31:16-38:39
HORRIFIED (UK)
The Perceiver
— Somehow all the genres, death and black flows into doom and minimalist at points.

39:13-41:32
VIRGIN IN VEIL (Finland)
Qedesha
— Yes, here is Christian Death influence on Finnish. 'nuff said.

42:25-47:26
THE MOTH (Germany)
Jupiter
— Bowel-releasing bass. Don't pass out. Great female and male vocals.

48:43-54:22
PRIMITIVE MAN (CO)
Sterility
— Noisy and explosive. Wait, that sounds gross.

55:13-END
SUNROT (NJ)
Riverbed
— New Jersey is the new cool, with sludge and hardcore, experimental and spacey.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_241_101017.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 2:30am EST

0:25-5:34
ALL PIGS MUST DIE (MA)
Slave Morality
All-star All Pigs Must Die releases after 4 years - and it is worth it. A filthy hardcore encrusted sound that dives into death.

6:59-12:08
UFOMAMMUT (Italy)
Core
Ufommamut is hella heavy-hitting doom, but still retain their modernized space acid trip.

12:56-16:37
GRAVE PLEASURES (Finland)
Joy Through Death
One of the best post-punk band out there. This is their second release, still catchy and unique and romantic and nostalgic.

17:09-21:55
SEROTONIN (Netherlands)
Grey Hell
Dry and sharp black metal that feels very Oranssi Pazuzu: eclectic and weird, and bringing in different elements like vocal styles and synth.

22:18-28:22
YELLOW EYES (NYC)
Immersion Trench Reverie
FUCK. YES. NYC Yellow Eyes, I have loved every single one of their albums and prmoted them from day fucking one. This is melodic American raw black at its best.

29:02-33:04
FUTURE FACES (Switzerland)
Embraces
Aw. shit. So glad I didn't miss this very special romantic synth cold wave from Switzerland. Released earlier this year.

33:28-37:11
THE WAKE (Romania)
Trial Against Humanity
Romania. Let's imagine the natural: vampires. And what would these vampires love? Heavy fucking shit.

37:40-47:10
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM (WA)
Born from the Serpent's Eye
OK, everyone apparently hates Wolves, cause they were fucking awesome at one point. So let's pull them down now. This was a solid dense black metal album. As usual.

48:45-51:30
KUBLAI KHAN (TX)
True Fear
If music manifested into the physical, this would manifest into a punching, violent skinhead. (non-racist).

52:01-56:09
SATYRICON (Norway)
Dissonant
Fuck I hate the name of this band. I never knew these guys were a two-piece. Hella talented dudes, vocalist is a story-teller from hell.

57:00-END
MONOLORD (Sweden)
Wormland
Swedish thick. That's right.

Behind My Vocals
(all new 2017 albums except Lebanon Hanover, that came out 2013) Lebanon Hanover; The Wraith; Chain of Flowers; Virgin in Veil; Marbled Eye; Pawns; Nerve Quakes; Arcane

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_240_100317.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Special “upcoming shows” set – showcasing bands that are on tour and will be playing in the bay area soon. 

0:25-9:05
COBALT (Sunday, October 8, Elbo Room)
Hunt The Buffalo
— The original duo of Cobalt ended 2015 in public social media battle, sort of like CNN and Trump. It ended with one of them holding the reins of Cobalt, and adding the vocalist from Lord Mantis. What a boon, the vocalist is expert in intensity, desperate and emotional. For a duo, this strong of a vocal is a must. And holy shit, the original member did all the instrumentation.

9:05-12:19
VERMIN WOMB (Friday, October 13, Thee Parkside)
Rank & File
— Vermin Womb won my 2016 Best Grind album of the year. “Shit yeah bro” is what you say when you hear this debut full-length Vermin Womb album. Vocalist from Primitive Man fucking howls perfectly. Fortunately, Vermin Womb is way more dynamic and furious than Primitive Man. Maybe purists will say there is too much sludge and crust to make this truly grind, but fuck that. Shit just makes the album great.

12:20-16:32
NOISEM (Sunday, October 8, DNA Lounge)
Cascade of Stars
— Noisem is ambient, death, thrash, grind, punk and technical hardcore. Tons of grind, but their young energy breaks it up into a ripping hardcore album. They won my Best 2016 Hardcore/Punk-influenced.

16:33-21:17
STATIQBLOOM (Tuesday, October 10, DNA Lounge)
Despair Are Shadows
— Fade from Batillus is the modern EBM/Industrial leader. His industrial offerings are relentlessly danceable and dark. I fucking love this new album.

 

21:17-25:27
CULT LEADER (Friday, October 13, Thee Parkside)
Sympathetic
— Members of Gaza. Suffocating grind infuses this album, breaking into pummeling hardcore. Produced by Kurt Ballou.

25:27-32:51
WARNING (Wednesday, October 18, DNA Lounge)
Footprints
— Warning broke up in 2009 after releasing two albums, including a critical favorite in 2006 (Watching From a Distance). Two members went on to form 40 Watt Sun. Highly influential in the genre of emotional, dense, down-tuned doom.

32:52-37:18
ALTAR DE FEY (Friday, October 13, Hemlock)
Veil Of Death
— Old school deathrock in a new album from 80's band Altar De Fey, proving that the Bay Area indeed had a thriving deathrock scene in the 80's. You can tell they existed at the same time as Christian Death. This album is a mix of new and newly recorded old; and the vocalist strikes that perfect note of whine and badass.

37:18-41:07
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN (Tuesday, November 21, DNA Lounge)
Anchored To The Inlayed Arc
— Artificial Brain is mostly technical, raw, pummeling and painful all around. They incorporate just the right amount of progressive to keep your neck in a whiplash from the tempo changes. Vocalist scrapes the bottom of his throat and vomits it out. Just a stunningly talented band.

41:38-49:09
ATRIARCH (Saturday, October 21, Golden Bull (Oakland))
Inferno
— Atriarch have a great twist of retro industrial and post-punk mixed with intense bleak sludge leadup to a black hole in your heart. The album contains traditional industrial “remixes” to their songs, including one by Statiqbloom!

49:09-56:05
PILLORIAN (Sunday, October 22, Cornerstone (Berkeley))
Forged iron crucible
— Lead singer from defunct Agalloch. This album contains pretty melodic atmosphere and shining moments of black metal density with a diversity of vocal styles.

56:05-END
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT (Tuesday, October 31, Brick and Mortar)
A Daisy Chain for Satan
— One of my favorite industrial bands of all time, and on Halloween? Come on.

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0:25-6:33
BELPHEGOR (Austria)
Apophis - Black Dragon
— Hot Austrian vile that is so fucking evil.  Breathes life into my withered soul.

7:29-11:08
THEN COMES SILENCE (Sweden)
The Dead Cry For No One
— Swedish dark wave dances happily on a gloomy coast in a trench coat in the 80’s with spiky black hair in its face. You know?

11:57-20:21
BOTANIST (SF)
The Shape Of He To Come
— New album starts another series of Botanist albums that are a collaboration between all six members. Ethereal vocals are reminiscent of Controlled Bleeding's Songs from the Ashes – beautiful and airy against a storm of sounds. I do love the evil vocals also; and the compositions retain melody throughout. Probably my fave Botanist album yet.

20:33-23:01
ISOTOPE (Oakland)
Wake Up Screaming
— Oakland has a vivacious crust scene. Can I say vivacious? We are all so fucking vivacious.

23:28-27:42
DAWN RAY'D (UK)
Future Perfect Conditional
— Gorgeous use of violin that cuts a clean melodic swathe through dense black metal.

28:23-32:09
CANNABIS CORPSE (VA)
The Fiends That Come to Steal the Weed of the Deceased
— Song title: "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Bong Water". Bro from Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan. Solid and technical beyond the hilarity.

32:38-39:49
USNEA (Portland)
Lathe of Heaven
— Pacific Northwest style: epic sludge with brutal vocals mixed with stellar riffage brah pass the spliff.

40:11-42:12
PLAQUE MARKS (Philly)
Plaque Marks
— Scraped off the sidewalks of Philly. Dirty and filthy noise.

42:43-49:02
SATOR (Italy)
Heartache
— Unusual vocals drifts into Italian-style psychedelic space.

50:05-56:06
NIGHT (Sweden)
— Third album is light retro psychedelic rock, with harmonizing guitars in the forefront.

56:29-END
KRIEG (Philly)
— Slithering vocals against raw.

Behind My Vocals
Notchnoi Prospect; Velvet Condom; Sect; Message; Ikon (cover of She Likes Parties); Trentemøller; Clan Of Xymox; Lebanon Hanover; She Past Away; Linea Aspera

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0:25-5:06
BLOODLUST (Perth)
Death the Conqueror
— Perth thrash, so you know it'll be venomous. Those kangaroo-loving weirdos.

6:04-11:11
GIGAN (Chicago)
Plume Of Ink Within A Vacuum
— Left-handed progressive jazz and death in Gigan's 4th release.

11:44-19:38
EHNAHRE (Boston)
The Marrow
— Haunting, skulking horror soundscapes.

20:07-27:50
PORTRAIT (Sweden)
Martyrs
— Classic heavy metal from Sweden with emotional vocal storytelling.

29:10-34:36
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT (Germany)
Skepsis Part II
— Dynamic, sparse and dense, cold and heartbreaking. Germanic meditation.

35:12-42:07
RUBY THE HATCHET (Philly)
Lightning Strikes Again
— Lush vocals and melancholy 70's blues.

42:39-47:00
AKERCOCKE (London)
Unbound by Sin
— Akercocke plays with vocal styles, soft to guttural, multi-dimensional tempo, death and thrash.

48:58-53:14
WAR CLOUD (Oakland)
No Man's Land
— Oakland grooves? Hells yeah.

53:59-END
CRAFTEON (Denver)
— Smoldering. Oh, and black metal and shit.

Behind My Vocals
The Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash, Outkast, Beastie Boys,
Biz Markie, Snoop, Tone Loc

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0:25-5:48
ATTIC (Germany)
The Hound of Heaven
— No, it isn’t King Diamond. This German band could be tongue-in-cheek, but they are too frigging good.

6:56-9:06
POISON BLOOD (NC)
Myths from the Desert
— Dude from Krieg and dude from Horseback. Duo creates creepy medieval sounds with jaunts into electro death rock.

9:34-13:40
DEMON EYE (NC)
Kismet
— North Carolina just came out with a Swedish band.

14:07-17:53
ALTARAGE (Spain)
Spearheaderon
— A Runner-Up in my 2016 Best Death Metal category. They release the full album in October; shit sounds as tight as their album last year. Swarm metal.

18:44-25:09
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
The Room of Shadows
— Pagan Altar started in 1978; and the lead singer died in 2014. His guitarist son pushed this album forward. 70’s rock with a touch of melancholy; and a vocalist who spins stories.

25:53-31:23
GRAVDAL (Norway)
Vi Som Ser I Mørket
— Charming spewing Norwegian black metal. Is there any other kind?

31:48-32:34
AKATHARSIA (Oakland)
Plastic Wrapped and Useless
— Oakland knows its crust: this is raw and chaotic, gritty and gnarly.

34:54-41:55
THE NECROMANCERS (France)
Grand Orbiter
— French occult, psychedelic and stoner with a honey-toned vocalist.

42:49-49:14
ETERNAL BLACK (NYC)
Sea of Graves
— Brooklyn does their distorted sludge with whiskey gravelly vocals.

50:06-END
DAXMA (Oakland)
Abandoning All Hope
— Guitarist and violinist, melancholy funeral doom with female Oakland vocalist.

Behind My Vocals
Kavinsky, Lazerhawk, Dynatron, Power Glove, Lifelike, Bourgeoisie, d.notive, Zombie Hyperdrive, Led Er Est

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0:25-4:38
KADAVAR (Germany)
Die Baby Die
— Red wine, warm sun, groove-out to the sexy crooners Kadavar, one of my favorite blues bands on this fucked up earth.

5:41-8:59
SEVENTH CIRCLE (Belgium)
Spinesnapper
— Viciously aggressive Belgians fit my mood. At least we unite in bleak.

9:33-13:50
THE LURKING FEAR (Sweden/UK)
The Cold Jaws Of Death
— Supergroup with the lead singer of At The Gates? Sign me up.

14:20-19:50
THE WIZARDS (Spain)
Leaving the Past Behind
— Spain’s The Wizards immerse in the righteousness of 70’s blues. Epic album, highly recommended.

20:21-26:41
CORPUS DIAVOLIS (France)
Wine Of The Beast
— Satanic French do ceremonial black with a serpent vocalist.

27:37-35:27
CORMORANT (Petaluma)
The Devourer
— This is an incredible band live, which is all you should ever want to know about a band. Their new four songs are massive, falling on a spectrum of genres.

35:54-42:59
ATRIARCH (Portland)
Void
— Jagged deathrock and post-punk with a lush vocalist.

43:25-52:48
HELL (Oakland)
Helmzmen
— One-man crusty distorted screeching despair. Love this album.

53:57-58:00
VENOM INC. (UK)
Time To Die
— Whatever the drama behind Venom Inc., this is a blast of a speed album.

58:33-END
INCANTATION (PA)
Omens To The Altar Of Onyx
— Pummeling crushing technical death.

Behind My Vocals
Electronic Disco: Nexus; Luna; BHW; Paul Paul; Manuel; Expansives; Coda; Material; Wet

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0:25-5:17
URN (Finland)
Celestial Light
— Finnish riffs creating combat boot metal with a throaty vocalist.

6:09-10:55
COUCH SLUT (NYC)
Company Picnic With Dust Off
— Bleak, angry female vocals let you know whattup. Rockin’ noise. We need more screaming, strong women.

11:33-16:03
TEMPLE OF VOID (Detroit)
The Hidden Fiend
— Bowel-filthy vocals drive slow, epic doom into chugging death and back again.

16:25-26:44
SEMPITERNAL DUSK (Portland)
Blessed In A Hail
— Let your brain steep in the ambient; it is an investment for the riffing death.

27:55-30:23
DEPHOSPHORUS (Greece)
Blessed In A Hail
— Unique high-pitched vocalist displays immediate tension and desperation. Drumming is tight and tempo-changing.

30:50-36:16
BORIS (Japan)
Biotope
— Boris does not lose their shoegaze. They play with texture, layering breathy vocals and noise and distortions.

36:39-43:45
MORIBUNDO (Spain)
Luz (Ciego Color)
— Moribundo means dying; these guys incorporate romance in their version of death.

44:42-48:40
FALSE (WI)
Anhedonia
— Wisconsin is as wretched as the rest of us. False has a new EP of (2) frenzied black metal songs screaming from the tundra of North America.

49:18-54:21
SINMARA (Iceland)
Nine Halls
— Icelandic does black metal perfect. Dense and gorgeous.

55:04-END
WRETCH (Indiana)
Bastards Born
— Sad story behind Wretch. Lead singer of Gates of Slumber loses two members to addiction. Proceeds from this distorted groove sludge goes to charity for addiction

Behind My Vocals
Eleven Pond; Pink Turns Blue; Trans-X; Twins; Zweite Invasion; iamMANOLIS; Kirlian Camera; Modern Eon; She Past Away

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0:25-9:20
TERRY GROSS (SF)
Shameless Imposter
— Meditational psychedelic from members of Fucking Champs, Triclops and Pins of Light. Check them out on this multi-lens camera and ambisonic microphone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdOOsp81gd0

10:31-16:52
RAGANA (Oakland)
You Take Nothing
— Raspy raw vocals shines in this explosive female two-piece.

17:30-23:54
DESTROYER OF LIGHT (Austin)
Prisoner of Eternity
— Crooning doom that breaks into chugging riffs. Beautiful, epic song-writing.

24:37-27:45
LONG GONE (Finland)
Delusional Whimper
— Finnish fucking hardcore, need I say more. OK, I will: the vocalist is a guttural god.

28:23-36:-03
RUNESPELL (Australia)
Aeons of Ancient Blood
— Lonely one-man black metal band makes melancholy, vampiric sounds.

36:37-40:32
IDLES (Bristol)
Exeter
— Oh, I love this rock and punk album. It is perfect. Don’t miss out – strong punk lyrics, a vocalist that is fucking amazing, and a retro-indie melodic tinge to it.

40:48-46:18
NATTVERD (Norway)
Der Tronen Blender Vender Vi Oss Mot
— Fucking Norwegian black metal.

47:30-52:26
DROID (Ontario)
Amorphous Forms (Shapeless Shadows)
— The album art is amazing: 70’s art depicting an alien landscape. Catchy psychedelic prog thrash fits their art perfectly.

52:59-57:11
WITCHHELM (Ohio)
Death Worship
— The entire album is acoustic except for this lovely melodic diddly.

57:41-END
SELBST (Chile)
Visions of mankind withering
— Hailing from Venezuela, this now-Chilean band screams out despair.

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