Sometimes music that is not actually metal, or hard rock, or shit-flinging grindcore, can still be heavy. There is music that, while decidedly not traditionally heavy, seems to carry the same sensibilities and, while we can’t quite put or finger on it, you’ll usually find a lot of metalheads gravitate towards it.

Emma Ruth Rundle’s solo efforts are a perfect example of this.

Emma’s music is a dark, folksy acoustic-driven sound that feels like Americana from an alternative reality. It’s soothing, comforting, but with a very real weight.

Her most recent album, ‘On Dark Horses’, is a beautiful, somber record that serves as a perfect soundtrack to a rainy Sunday and some self-reflection.