The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult

Experiments. They don’t always go well. Think Shelley’s Frankenstein’s Monster. Morbid Angel’s Illud Divinum Insanus. Flubber. Art, science, and technology are rife with examples of new ideas gone awry, and the consequences these failures exact on their originators and society at large. In metal, experimentation (obviously in definition completely dependent on subgenre history, evolution, etc.) is risky business. Not all experiments work out (Looking at you Metallica and Lou Reed), and those that do often divide loyal fan-bases to a severe extent. In a genre of music as bound to its traditional sounds as metal, experimentation can be a death sentence…

Plini Is Coming Back To Remind Us How Nu-Prog Is Done With “Sunhead” EP

Fellow denizens of the Metalosphere (shut up, it’s a thing now), rejoice! For, at long last, the Australian voice of one Plini has returned to grace our ears. In the sea of mediocrity that nu-prog has quickly become (and, perhaps, always was for the most part), Plini’s voice has been an essential reason to even bother with the genre. From the first of his EPs and down to the genius of his previous release, Handmade Cities, Plini’s approach to nu-prog has been more interesting and accomplished than almost all of his peers. So, when the man announced his upcoming EP, Sunhead, I was thrilled. The first single from it (released as a standalone to begin with but later included in the album itself) was good but I knew that more was coming. And, lo and behold, we now have that “more” in the form of “Kind”.

Jazz Club Quarterly // April – June 2018

Welcome back to Jazz Club Quarterly! We hope you’ve built up a craving for jazz over the past few months, because we have a diverse array of recommendations for your listening enjoyment. Other than the obvious inclusion of Kamasi Washington’s latest compositional epic and the “lost” album from sax legend John Coltrane, we hope you find a number of surprises from Ahmed, Dave, Nick and myself that end up making their way into your regular rotation (and hopefully, your AOTY list). We have a lot of jazz to cover, so let’s get to it! -Scott Murphy John Coltrane – Both Directions…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: A Nasty Stream of Vermin from Bled to Submission

A lot is said about being impartial when it comes to covering the arts. Arts like film, painting, sculpture, grindcore… I’d like to think that anyone frequenting Heavy Blog knows that we while we do our best to take a look from every angle, sometimes we write about stuff that we love; no matter how much I try, it’s almost impossible to remain unbiased when I start smashing the Grind My Gears keys. Today is one of those days. Bled To Submission release their new EP Vermin this week but I harangued and chased them and dropped on dirty knees…