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She Likes It Heavy

Sep 25, 2013

A show of favorites, don't miss this one! Especially if you hate my voice, because I don’t talk in this show – just the music. Just in case you missed them the first time around- these are albums that I listen to over and over again.

I couldn't believe how awesomely this blackened thrash band hit my heart. Technical riffs galore, I want to see them live.

Dark Path: Earthling (Virginia) (2013) (0:28-5:16)

Yeah. Guitar solos rising up from Canada, and pumping straight through your fist.

Giants: Anciients (Vancouver) (2013) (5:17-12:36)

Playing at Slim's in November - complete and utter weirdos who I imagine frolicking in the woods with unicorns.

Rivfader: Finntroll (Finland) (2013) (12:37-16:40)

From the brains of one of the best Swedish bands of all time (Dozer) comes a super jammy, sexy, catchy band with even thicker compositions. Greenleaf needs to be heard!

Dreamcatcher: Greenleaf (Sweden) (2012) (16:41-20:29)

Brilliant, avante-garde black metal with a full sense of humor. New album at the end of October. I am so in love with how insane their thoughts are, but in the most approachable way.

Loputon tuntematon: Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland) (2011) (20:30-26:19)

You will want to eat this album while laying in a field high as a bubble in the blue sky. Every song is delicious, from beginning until end.

Disappear: Asteroid (Sweden) (2010) (26:51-32:10)

I keep promoting this band, because their albums are that strong - extremely versatile but still that blackened thick sludge with powerful vocals.

Violence IV: Global Nuclear Annihilation: Fister (St. Louis) (2013) (32:11-37:50)

How this band has been overlooked for the more popular Swedish bands, I have no idea. This entire album is brilliant. It doesn't fit neatly into any genre pocket - but it does lean towards the creepy occult stuff

Svantovit: Obrero (Sweden) (2011) (37:51-42:47)

The new "IT" band, but with great reason, not some crap mainstream one. They bend your beliefs in what to expect from a retro sound. A perfect rock album, with just a hint of high school parking lot

Kings Highway: Scorpion Child (Austin TX) (2013) (43:18-47:30)

Thrash done to technical heaven. Super old school with super modern twists. Brilliant band, don't underestimate them as purely conceptual. Spin-off of White Wizzard, Bassist is ex-Skeletonwitch.

Bestia Triumphans: Holy Grail (Pasadena) (2013) (47:31-53:19)

Founded by the brilliant Dave Schmidt, also of Sula Bassana fame, and many German space rock projects

Doomsday Machine: Electric Moon (Germany) (2011) (53:30-END!)