We’ve been on your case for a while now with our idea of the “East Coast” movement in post-rock so I won’t bore you again with the details of the community that’s been growing there (and extending their reach to the West Coast as well as Europe and beyond). Suffice it to say, for now, that Old Faith are very much a part of that scene; they play a sort of heavy post-rock (although this track is a bit more dreamy), with the bass turned up loud and artwork by Brian Morgante (otherwise known as Deadhorse and featuring heavily on the covers of albums from this scene). If you’ve been paying attention, you already know based on those facts that I love them. And, indeed, their upcoming self titled release is a pure joy for fans of this kind of post-rock. Thus, I am delighted to premiere today the excellent video for “Switchbacks” off of that selfsame album. Head on over the jump!
It’s no secret by now that I’m a sucker for emotional doom; when you take that slow, feedback laden drawl and marry it to clean vocals and plenty of atmosphere instead of abrasive weight, I’m all there for it. There’s just something about that combo that gets me every time. It’s no surprise then that I’m all over Radiant Knife’s latest release, Science Fiction. Released on August 8th, it’s chock full of riffs, great vocals and an overall approach to doom and stoner that gets right down to the core of why the genre work so well. Thus, I’m proud to premiere their video for “Swarming Lights Surround You” today, an excellent track showcasing the strengths of the album in general!
It gives me great pleasure to bring you this premiere. Technical death metal masters Augury are back after almost a decade with their third album Illusive Golden Age, which is incredible. Those of you who are familiar with the genre might recognize bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe from his stint in…
You ever yearn for the return of the sludge scene from the late 00’s where Baroness’ Blue Album and Mastodon’s Blood Mountain were the prevailing style before the arena rock vibes took over? Look no further than Vancouver natives Black Wizard, who are working diligently to keep that flame alive,…
This is certainly an “off brand” post for Heavy Blog to be running but, if you’ve been following the blog for a good measure of time, you should know that we love music in all its forms. One of the greatest joys these brings us is connecting with people from all over the world in their love of music, whatever genre or style they might be playing. Thus, we get sent a lot of stuff, from a lot of backgrounds, geo-locations and styles. Recently, one of our contacts from Australia, Lachlan R Dale (you know him as Art of Catharsis, one of the best and most eclectic underground labels in Australia and, indeed, the world, and bands like Hashshashin and Serious Beak) got in touch with us with something special, something of a pedigree unlike anything else we’ve run on the blog.
It’s easy to forget just how much time, energy and life goes into the creation of a full length record. Sometimes the songs have been written and slaved on for several years before being recorded and seeing the light of the day. It makes sense that at the end of…
I love hearing the influence of bands I already love in new music. Maybe The Cartographer weren’t necessarily thinking of Fear Factory when they wrote “Vultures”, but that’s kind of what I’m getting. Taken from their Human Error EP released last year, we’ve got the video premiere for this groovy beast of a track. With consumer tastes in “proper” metal changing so rapidly, it’s nice to have a band to remind people that certain sounds are always satisfying. It’s groovy and it’s heavy and it will damn well make you bang your head.
Fans of my entries to the Grind My Gears franchise (it’s a franchise now; deal with it) will recognise the name Dark Habits and should be instantly brought back to memories of harsh, devastating bursts of hyper violence and crust. The best kind of noise around. They’ve barely scratched the surface of the Earth with their very recently released debut but look set to tunnel right through the crust of the planet itself. It’s only fitting that Heavy Blog debuts the brand new video from these Glaswegian d-beat bastards because it’s heavy, it’s grim and it’s sweaty as fuck; I speak for myself when I admit that I’m definitely a great example of the latter.
Since Year of the Cobra’s 2015 inception, Amy and Jon Barrysmith have proven that you don’t need a huge band to create a huge sound. Producing massive, infectious heavy riffage and a sound mightier than a duo should rightfully lay claim to this pairing pummel audiences the world over. You’d be forgiven for drawing the easy straight-line comparison to Jucifer considering the similar pieces parts but you’d be doing yourself a woeful injustice to both bands.
It’s been nearly six years since we were absolutely floored by Uneven Structure’s debut album Februus. It was a perfect storm of ambition, atmosphere, and emotional/conceptual depth that made it tower above the array of djent records that dropped in the early 2010’s. Depending on who you ask, it may be the best record that has ever come out of that scene.
The follow up La Partition is no slouch, either.