She Likes It Heavy on Tuesdays, 7pm PST on bostonfreeradio.com, prajmetal@gmail.com

0:25-4:02
DEMISER (SC)
Deathstrike
— Debut thrash from a fiery rasp in a Lemmy style and guitars that careen off a cliff.

5:08-12:34
SEPULCROS (Portugal)
Marcha Funebre
— Funeral doom death? This one engulfs and saturates, and then explodes into a cavernous death with monstrous beat. Be patient, this is gratifying. Massive album.

12:58-18:10
HERZEL (France)
La Flamme
— French heavy metal that jam with guitar rides, with changing tempos and epic leadups to dramatic Mercyful Fate vocals.

18:35-23:24
VARMIA (Poland)
bielmo
— Tribal Polish black metal with strange instrumentation including the didgeridoo and a range of vocals, including chants, female vocals and a guttural mutterer.

24:13-28:47
GREENLEAF (Sweden)
Tides
— 20 years for me, following this band. The lead singer was also shared with Dozer, another fave. The new vocalist has been around for a while now, and he is as epic. Sun-drenched Swedish retro done perfectly.

29:11-34:01
TURRIS EBURNEA (Italy)
Unified Fields
— A duo from Cosmic Putrefaction and Krallice, mesmerizing with twisted death and a touch of really unique melodic and droney bits.

34:31-40:17
MARIANAS REST (Finland)
Pointless Tale
— Finnish decompresses you with their style of melancholy blackened and a hot vocalist.

40:49-47:55
GENGHIS TRON (NY)
Alone In The Heart Of The Light
— Synth-based psychedelic, post- and spacey-rock that is immersive and heady.

48:47-54:13
KOLDOVSTVO (?Russia?)
IV
— Dr. Zhivago metal. Dramatic, romantic and melancholy-sweet driving to a bitterly cold ending.

54:40-59:24
MARASMUS (KC)
Archaic Burial Rites
— Marasmus balances delicate instrumentation and a brutal technical death. Raw and sparse that packs a wallop, with a blast of riffs when necessary.

59:49-END
HAPLESS WRETCH (London)
Necrotizing Fasciitus
— 10 minutes of filthy grime-y death that is as impactful as a much longer album.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_393_033021.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 7:46pm PDT

0:25-6:48
STORTREGN (Switzerland)
Grand Nexion Abyss
— Guitars galore; strummed to galaxy-driven solos to technical. Textures and genres include technical death, melodic black, and a blast of proggy lurches and massive riffs. A chilling rasp of a vocalist drops perfectly to the hottest muscular. Huge album.

8:02-11:59
PUPIL SLICER (UK)
Wounds Upon My Skin
— Yes, this album is that good. Not just another Dillinger; this pulls its weight from all directions. Grind and noise make way for massive riffs and groove with unexpected moments. Her vocals are strength and agony.

12:27-16:50
ENFORCED (VA)
Malignance
— Lighten this shit UP, with some brutal hardcore. Richmond in the HIZ-HOOOOOUSE. Appropriate fist on the album cover.

17:23-28:02
MARE COGNITUM (Portland)
Luminous Accretion
— Intricately woven guitar and drums, building to always something bigger. The suffocation is manageable with breaks of melody and a softened edge. Always stellar.

29:04-36:14
WESENWILLE (Netherlands)
The Descent
— A duo that has packed it all in there: sharp, angular, chaotic black metal sweetened with drama. It will take time to figure it out.

36:52-40:57
KANKAR (Germany)
Thüringer Schwarzmetall
— Another 2-piece with a powerful weaponized vocal, an equally effective drum, and moments of beer rock’n’roll warming it all up.

41:34-46:00
LUNAR SHADOW (Germany)
And Silence Screamed
— 80’s heavy metal soul with poignant lyrics and reflective ballads. Emotional and solid.

47:04-51:02
DVNE (Scotland)
Enûma Eliš
— Pronounced Dune. Thick, rich sludge with proggy overtones and epic breakdowns. A cool breeze of post-metal and experimental ambient really break it apart.

51:36-57:59
FUATH (Scotland)
The Pyre
— Two Scottish bands in a row! This is the most medieval warrior wintry black forest black metal you’ll hear in a while.

58:23-END
TOPOGRAPHIES (SF)
Lonely Figure
— I wondered how the vocalist Gray Tolhurst, son of the Cure's drummer/keyboardist, ended up in San Francisco. He was going to college here! He pushed away cold wave and post-punk for a long time, and finally broke down.  We should be so lucky. This is a luscious, poppy, misting, moody, dreamy album.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_392_032321.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 9:04pm PDT

Tribute to our dear friend Brian who was gone before his time. These songs represent the time we spent together dancing, drinking, gossiping, griping, loving.  And yes, there are two Hole songs.

0:25-4:16
SKINNY PUPPY (CAN)(1988)
Testure

4:17-8:52
KMFDM (UK)(1990)
Friede

8:53-11:45
HOLE (USA)(1991)
Teenage Whore

11:46-15:12
HOLE (USA)(1994)
Doll Parts

15:13-18:58
BAUHAUS (UK)(1981)
Passion of Lovers

18:59-23:55
MINISTRY (USA)(1989)
Thieves

24:15-27:08
PIXIES (USA)(1989)
Monkey Gone to Heaven

27:09-31:35
DEPECHE MODE (UK)(1987)
Never Let Me Down Again

31:36-34:38
THE SMITHS (UK)(1986)
Bigmouth Strikes Again

34-39-38:25
NINE INCH NAILS (USA)(1989)
Down In It

38:26-44:07
YAZ (UK)(1982)
Situation (U.S. 12'' Mix)

44:38-47:31
THE CURE (UK)(1985)
In Between Days

47:32-52:34
NEW ORDER (UK)(1989)
Dream Attack

52:35-56:29
SISTERS OF MERCY (UK)(1985)
Nine While Nine

56:29-END
PINK FLOYD (UK)(1975)
Wish You Were Here

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Tribute_to_Brian_031621.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 8:08pm PDT

0:25-5:04
INVULTATION (Ohio)
Cathedral Of Impaled
— Ohio weirdos in a cavernous death, pummeling raw black, and a sludgy groove.

5:58-9:44
SIGNIFICANT POINT (Japan)
Attacker
— Stylish retro Japanese that hit 80’s soaring epic heavy and speed metal on the head. Jamming, harmonizing, technical guitars steal the show.

10:06-14:09
THROWING BRICKS (Netherlands)
Constant Failure
— This will thaw your heart and pummel it to a pulp all at the same time. The desperate vocals really threw some arrows. Hardcore, sludge, black, post-metal and even drone.

14:52-20:51
KRALLICE (NY)
Disgust Patterns
— Krallice off-roads and it is the insane that our brains need. The masters of dense, technical prowess break under atmospheric vocals and avant garde synth to create a post-apocalyptic sound.

21:39-26:57
VOID (London)
VIII: The End (This Is the Way the World Ends)
— Another weird album with multiple facets: moody mathematical, industrial, funk-bass and theatrical psychedelic. A member of Hexvessel and Grave Pleasures.

27:32-30:12
SWAMPBEAST (LA)
Convulsing In The Shit And Piss Of Man
— Absolutely no “swampy stoner” here. This is some filthy, deranged death with heavily head-bangable moments.

30:44-35:21
FORHIST (France)
VI
— Vocalist of Blut Aus Nord creates his style of modern, well-produced black metal with a touch of folk.

35:39-39:46
NIGHTFALL (Greece)
Darkness Forever
— Haunting instrumentals build to melodic death and frenzied thrash.

40:06-45:17
BAEST (Denmark)
Towers of Suffocation
— Don’t underestimate a hearty portion of old school debilitating power death.

46:07-49:21
BLEIB MODERN (Germany)
Loony Voices
— Melancholy, of course. This is post-punk that knows mood.

49:41-END
NOCTAMBULIST (Netherlands)
De Leegte Wenkt
— Dutch black metal. What can go wrong.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_391_030921.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT

0:25-3:01
KNOLL (Memphis)
Inherent of Life
— Intense vocals line up with the sharp knife of grind, with death breakdowns and a meditative drone. A powerhouse, mixed by Kurt Ballou.

4:04-9:48
PARANORM (Sweden)
The Immortal Generation
— Thrash-driven, angular death blast with noodling guitars, reminiscent of our 80’s favorites. It unpacks into a full universe of sound. Vinyl won't be offered until August-September.

10:12-16:24
OMINOUS RUIN (SF)
Deception
— Absolutely no superfluous note in this tight, crisp, proggy tech, with atmospheric and organic pockets and badass guitar wizardry. Stark mofos.

16:43-23:43
SPELLJAMMER (Sweden)
Lake
— Speaking of downtuned epic stoner doom, Spelljammer has come out of a 5 year retirement. Take a huge hit, feel this propel you into its cloud, Swedish gods of composition.

24:27-28:22
SUMMONING THE LICH (St. Louis)
Demon of the Snow
— Death-charged debut diving into chomping thrash, swift tech death and tempo changes with the backdrop of fantasy-based themes.

29:08-36:32
IOTUNN (Denmark)
The Tower of Cosmic Nihility
— Epic, grandiose metal with emotional vocals soaring high, the vocalist is the stunner. He is also the vocalist from Barren Earth and Hamferd. Reminded me of While Heaven Wept.

37:02-41:51
CULTED (Sweden/CAN)
Lifers
— Distorted doom, somber raw stoner, and industrial groove with machinic drone and hushed vocals with the most incredible album art.

42:28-47:10
LESSER CARE (TX)
Head On The Floor (live)
— More moody, richly melodic dark wave from a surging alternative scene in Texas. Fucking Texas. I guess I’d be depressed there too.

48:13-55:50
LAMP OF MURMUUR (UK)
Curse of Silent Thunder
— Part of a split with anonymous band dai-ichi, I love the melody shining through the fury of the thin, raw black metal that break into massive riffs. Both bands kill it on this split.

56:20-END
EMPYRIUM (Germany)
The Wild Swans
— Crystal melodies soothing and rolling out in waves that eventually erupt into post-metal with a monstrous vocalist.

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_390_030221.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 8:29pm PDT

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