Vektor – Terminal Redux

With the exception of maybe just a few other bands, Vektor have been basically running the thrash metal game in the modern era for a few years now. Their previous two albums, Black Future and Outer Isolation, were both met to almost universal acclaim from both metal fanatics and music…

Deep Dive: Deluxe Editions

When I buy an album, rarely will I buy the standard edition if a deluxe edition is available. There’s just something so tantalizing about having more music or visual content to enjoy from a band, even if it means paying a slightly higher price. I’ve recently started thinking about deluxe…

Heavy Chat Is Heavy: Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool

There are many times in our little enclave of Heavy Blog staff and contributors where we have great private discussions and back-and-forths on a variety of topics that never see the light of day. Sometimes these chats and conversations eventually turn into fully-formed articles and essays, but more often than not they simply languish and remain a pile of unused potential. The sad fact is that most of us simply don’t have the time to write all the posts, thinkpieces, and more that we want to, especially not in any sort of timely way when it’s about a current news topic.

So in an attempt to bring more of these kinds of discussions to light in a more open-ended and casual format, we’ll occasionally be bringing you these group chats featuring different members of the Heavy Blog staff. If you’ve read any of our Jazz Club columns you’ll already be familiar with this format on this site. We don’t expect these to happen with any sort of scheduled regularity, but anytime there’s something interesting going on – news, new releases, some dumb internet bullshit – we think might be interesting to open up to discussion for you all, we’ll try to make it happen.

Hey! Listen to The Hypothesis!

There’s just something so fucking great that sort of gets released in my mind whenever I hear a really well-done melodic death metal record. It’s like an energy behind the music; the feeling of the artists behind the music is so palpable that you feel like you could grab it…