• Here’s a list of Bandcamp albums that are Name Your Own Price (free). It’s encouraged to support the bands if possible but I know it’s not possible for all of us. If you want one added comment below and I’ll check it out. If you encounter any that are no longer free then comment below! If you every see nazi shit posted here or anywhere on Noob Heavy, I didn’t know and you can email me at noobheavyau@gmail.com to remove that trash. The 2020 Free Band Camp Wiki is still up and will stay up. […]

  • These are visual artists who sell band merch designs on IG or are open for commission. They vary in price and style but there should be something for every level of band here. All Links go to Instagram or their official website or their FB (If no IG) (clicking photos works) If they put contact links in their bio then go there rather than DM. Try to have realistic expectations including budget. If you want to be included just email me with an example work to noobheavyau@gmail.com […]

Join The Kvlt by Espi Kvlt

  • Written by Espi Kvlt Dawn Ray’d – To Know the Light> RABM> UK> Releasing March 24> Prosthetic Records Anyone even slightly familiar with my taste in black metal knows that I place Dawn Ray’d a tier above most other bands. Not just black metal, but specifically RABM. Dawn Ray’d have shown time and time again their commitment to writing black metal songs about anarchism, anti-fascism, and the terror that occurs in our world as a result of the State and violent hatred. Naturally, I leaped on this album when I saw it show up in my inbox, and I listened to it immediately. Dawn Ray’d decided to lean more heavily into the [...]
  • Written by Espi Kvlt Spectral Lore – 11 Days> Black metal> Greece> Released March 21> Independent/self-release Two years ago, Spectral Lore once again took the black metal scene by storm upon the release of their fifth full-length masterpiece, Ετερόφωτος. Another experimental exercise in what one can do with black metal music, many found the album difficult to grapple with, which is a huge part of Spectral Lore’s charm. It challenges us, and we love the challenge. With epic scores and riffs that go all over the place, one is often left in a dizzying trance, trying to regain their balance but given almost zero opportunity to do so. That is [...]

New 2022 Albums


Sweeney Cow’s AOTY List

Hello, all! My name is Clayton, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to have my AOTY list published on Noob Heavy’s website! I am @cow_sweeney on Twitter and Sweeney Cow on most other […]

Australian Metal

Carcassbomb's Reviews

Australian Heavypedia: Interview with Shatter Brain (Death/Thrash)

Shatter Brain just put out their debut LP Pitchfork Justice after having a split and demo to their name since their formation in 2017. This new album marks a rise for the band in the underground Australian metal scene with an overall well rounded product. It certainly helps that they host a couple of their states largest metal festivals. […]

Progressive metal band Ironstone
Prog Metal

Australian progmetal band IRONSTONE release debut EP Prophecy on May 29th

Let me give you a first impression of IRONSTONE, a young progressive metal band from Bendigo, Australia. Influenced by a range of genres, their music is heavy and percussive, with atmospheric layers and catchy choruses. It features the duality of clean and distorted vocals, djent driven riffs and breakdowns, what makes the result contemporary, melodic and hard hitting. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Lucifungus – Derek 6 (Stoner Doom)

Lucifungus made a pretty strong impression in 2018 with their debut EP and a bunch of awesome show lineups in 2019. I’m glad to finally get some more from these guys. A very riff focused doom duo with a lot of gain, the way it ought to be. I wonder if they have the orange amps. Definitely got the Melvins vibe. […]

Reviews Presented Randomly


Album Review: Summoning The Lich – “United In Chaos” 8 (Death Metal)

I’m a pretty busy guy. I listen to a ton of stuff, I’d listen to everything if I could, but it’s simply not in the cards. I heard about this new Summoning The Lich album upon release, but for a while there it just fell by the wayside for me. After some incredibly positive recommendations from friends and readers, and Noob Heavy’s own Carcassbomb putting the record on their mid-year best list, I decided to check it out! […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Vredensdal – The Tyrant Shade 7.7 (Black Metal)

Writing for Noob Heavy has brought me tons of exciting opportunities, from interviewing one of my favorite bands too receiving early releases for highly anticipated albums, but the first promo I ever got was from Vredensdal, a one-man raw black metal project from here in America. Vredensdal will always stand out in my mind for that reason, and I felt it was only appropriate to cover their new record titled The Tyrant Shade. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Fires In The Distance – “Echoes From Deep November” 7.8/10 (Death Doom)

A dashing debut album that ranges from gothic doom to melodious death doom with equal finesse. There’s a lot of nice tones on this album with what sounds like some real keys instead of symphonics. It’s very atmospheric and in the realm of Katatonia and Amorphis fandom which we all love. We’ve got a really nice piece of art here done by Caelan Stokkermans who I have covered previously. Not sure if they did the design as well but I love the logo and album title typography. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Defeated Sanity – “The Sanguinary Impetus” 8.2/10 (Brutal Death)

So, full transparency, this is the most excited I’ve ever been for an early release. I’m a huge Defeated Sanity fan, and the day I found out they were releasing a new album AND I had early access, I freaked the fuck out. In case you aren’t familiar Defeated Sanity is a technical brutal death metal band, and their new album The Sanguinary Impetus comes out on July 24th. This is their first album since 2016, and their 4th album on Willowtip Records (who’ve had an amazing year in 2020, I might add) […]