GUEST POST: Weslie Negrón’s Top 20 Albums of 2021



We were able to survive the first week of 2022. Even if it’s with a bunch of weird stuff that is still happening, we can focus about all the positive possibilities that the new year may have in store for us. I have made my new year’s resolution be to listen to more music. If you know me personally you may ask “how can you listen to more music?”, well… I ask myself the same thing and I think I can do better. Personally, I’m really looking forward for the new Messa, Into Eternity, and Porcupine Tree albums this year, but before we get talking about the future, let’s delve ourselves on how much of a great year 2021 was for heavy, dark music. Some of the best albums I’ve heard in a while came out in 2021 and, honestly, it was pretty hard to assemble this list since there were just so many great albums to just narrow them down to 20. But I was able to come up with my final list and, after much deliberation, here are what I consider are the top 20 sonic repercussions of a Pandemic that is still at large:

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REVIEWS ROUNDUP: Blackwater Holylight, Hex A.D. and Green Lung


Blackwater Holylight Silence/Motion

With Blackwater Holylight’s unique brand of Doomgaze getting gradually heavier with each passing album, it makes sense that their third full-length, Silence/Motion (RidingEasy Records), pushes that heaviness to its furthest extents yet.

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Blackwater Holylight Shares New Single, New Album Incoming


Portland Stoner Rockers Blackwater Holylight have released a new single, “Around You” from their forthcoming new album, Silence/Motion. The album will arrive via RidingEasy Records October 22nd, 2021. Listen to “Around You” now, and pre-order the album in a variety of formats at the links below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blackwater Holylight – Veils Of Winter


Blackwater Holylight (RidingEasy Records), the début album from the Portland, Oregon-based doomstresses of the same name, delivered not merely an enlivening quality but also realised founder member Alison ‘Sunny’ Faris‘ intent of giving heavier rock a new lease of life by incorporating more tuneful, lighter music into that sound. With second album Veils Of Winter (RidingEasy Records) the band, now a quintet with the addition of guitarist Mikayla Mayhew, aim to expand on that formula and the buzz created by that first release.

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR STAFF POST: Weslie Negron Top 20 Albums of 2019


2019, the year that closes the decade and with it a lot of interesting releases in the Heavy Metal world. In this article, you’ll get to see my top 20 favorite albums of the year. It was no easy task to choose just 20, a lot of talented bands released quality stuff this year, but I believe these are the ones that close the decade on a high note and gives us hope for more in the future.

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Blackwater Holylight Shares New Single – “Motorcycle”, New Album Incoming


Portland Stoner Rock band Blackwater Holylight have announced their highly-anticipated second album, Veils of Winter is dropping on October 11th from the vaunted Riding Easy Records. Check out the heavy first single ‘Motorcycle’ right now! You can catch the band tearing it up on the road this fall supporting former RidingEasy labelmates Monolord throughout the US in November, and Thou in September, plus a handful of hometown shows.Continue reading