February 3, 2023

Heavy Track of the Week is a brand new function on Heavy Consequence breaking down the highest metallic and exhausting rock tracks it’s good to hear each Friday. This week the consideration goes to dying metallic veterans Obituary’s “My Will to Dwell.”


Ah sure, a brand new 12 months. Within the realm of music criticism, it means a clear slate. All these lists and rankings of the highest albums and songs reset to zero, and we should uncover anew. An ideal time to launch our “Heavy Track of the Week” function.

The music trade typically shuts down across the holidays, so this primary week of January was slim pickings. That stated, those that have been daring sufficient to benefit from the sluggish week and drop new music garnered the highlight. Obituary relished in it, serving up a tasty slab of old-school dying metallic with “My Will to Dwell” — the newest single from their forthcoming album Dying of Every thing.

One of many nice elements of heavy metallic is the way it tends to evolve 12 months in and 12 months out, as sub-genres shapeshift and mix with each other. That’s why metallic stays a timeless and worldwide language, knowledgeable by the previous however not beholden to it — a fragile steadiness of nostalgia and progress.

Right here, the nostalgia issue is excessive, as Obituary remind us that generally, sick riffs and divebomb solos are all you want. No bizarre time signatures or experimentations (Mithridatum greater than fill that requirement in our honorable point out tracks beneath). Let or not it’s identified, the old-school dying metallic template — which Obituary helped forge — by no means expired. It’s the meat and potatoes to prog and tech-death’s leafy greens. Somewhat of each results in a balanced weight loss plan. Frontman John Tardy even has a Tom G. Warrior-like snarl to his supply on “My Will to Dwell,” and that’s all the time gonna win over our hearts.

— Jon Hadusek,
Senior Employees Author


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