2019 Albums

Chilean Death metal: Weight Of Emptiness Release New Video

Welcome to the first news post of many to come, Noob Heavy has been intending to broach the world of news for a while now and what better place to start than a submission from Chile. In 2019 Chilean metal really made its way onto my radar with it’s politically fueled and always interesting music culture so I’m happy to start 2020 by bringing something from South America to south of the equator for all of my friends to see. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Ironflame – Blood Red Victory 8 (Heavy Metal)

Ironflame is one of those projects where it’s very difficult to tell that this is a solo studio project with a live band due to how insanely well rounded it is. I’ve always had a sort of glee in covering solo projects and have a tendency to romanticise the idea of the lone creator but it is not undeserved when talking about the legendary Andrew D’Cagna of Icarus Witch. As with many lone creatives one project just isn’t enough, he’s in loads of projects not just as a musician but also as a sound engineer. […]

2019 Albums

Mass’ Worst Albums of 2019

A year full of pleasant surprises and grand albums is now past. But not all albums were of impressive quality. In fact, most fell somewhere in the middle of the huge heap of albums. There are, however, some that have hit the bottom and failed to be what they had intended to. The list provided here is of albums released in 2019 which had one of these two conditions: they were inherently weak, in terms of musical and vocal performance (but not production as many bands, especially underground ones or the ones who are active in less privileged countries, may not have access to state-of-the-art recording and mastering equipment) or they were much lower than I had expected and were a personal letdown. […]

2019 Albums

Interview: Golden Core (Norway)

Golden Core are a duo from Oslo, Norway. Their latest album, Fimbultýr, dazzled me earlier in 2019 with their genre defying blend of progressive and stoner metal styles. If you are not familiar then it is a fine entry point into the bands discography and will no doubt provide every kind of metalhead with something interesting and something new. The album appeared on my 2019 End Of Year List and I reviewed the album in more detail earlier in the year, so I’m very happy to have had the opportunity to the interview them. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Doomraiser – The Dark Side of Old Europa 8.5 (Doom Metal)

Epic and thoughtful doom metal from Rome, Italy. This is Doomraiser’s 5th LP in their career which is approaching the end of its second decade and it’s very much the level of quality you’d expect from such an experienced band. The Dark Side of Old Europa will have a wide release on January 24th 2020 and there will be an accompanying live performance of the entire album at Orion Club on the 17th (For the Rome locals). […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Wormhole – The Weakest Among Us (Deathcore)

Wormhole are a four piece technical death/Slam band coming out of Baltimore. Formed in 2015 the band have released one full length album with the second to be released early next year. At the heart of the band is the familial craftsmanship of the Kumar brothers, who along with the remaining members consist of live performers from bands such as Vulvodynia, Cognitive and Vale Of Pnath just to name a few. You can judge the full experience for yourself on the 14th of January via Lacerated Enemy Records. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Snorlax – II 8.5 (Black Metal)

Snorlax, besides the bubbly pokemon, is a not so bubbly blackened death solo project created by Brandon Auld, who is an Australian metal machine from my neck of the shit-woods Brisbane. He’s involved in numerous projects such as the death/hardcore band Descent and recording/Mixing as Black Blood Audio. Brandon also joined Siberian Hell Sounds and started Consumed in 2018, then started up Necroseptic and did a split as Snorlax in 2019. How do you know when you’re done? There’s a methodical nature to the creative process that ferments over years and almost always starts with a demo, from barebones to the whole damn skeleton, you can see the vision building. This is especially true with his solo project Snorlax which will confront you as harshly as any full band would dare. […]