Crossfaith – Ex_Machina

The buzz surrounding Osaka’s Crossfaith seemed to dissipate as quickly as it arrived. The quintet quickly amassed formidable reputation based on their exhilarating live shows and their intriguing blend of EDM and modern metalcore. Unfortunately, the excitement the band brought on the live front failed to translate to record, and…

Bury Tomorrow – Black Flame

It seems like Bury Tomorrow have been on the verge of producing something truly remarkable for some time now, which makes Black Flame a bit of a double-edged sword. For, while it perhaps constitutes the Southampton quintet’s most fully-realized effort to date, their fifth full-length also only adds to the mounting…

Hey! Listen to Thot!

Bear with me here, because Thot are quite a bit out of my usual listening comfort zone and I’m not sure I have the adequate terms and points of reference to accurately describe what we’re getting into here. I’m sure there’s probably a word for what the Belgian act do—although,…

Release Day Roundup – 9/22/17

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep up to date with what’s been released. Which brings us to this Heavy Blog PSA: a weekly roundup of new albums which pares down the the week’s releases to only our highest recommendations. Here you’ll find full album/single streams, pre-order links and, most importantly, a collection of albums that could very well earn a spot on your year end list. Enjoy!

Hey! Listen to Mona Borland!

When I was starting to get really into mathcore, there were a few bands that I owe a lot to: Dillinger Escape Plan (but really, no shit, right?), Botch, Converge, Psyopus—you know, the essentials of the genre. On top of that, bands like Enter Shikari and Hands Like Houses were…

letlive. Video Their ‘Muther

Unsurprisingly given the date, .letlive have released a video for their poignantly heartbreaking track ‘Muther’ from the seminal album Fake History. One of my all time favourite finds from last year, Fake History takes off from where Glassjaw left off with Worship And Tribute. Check it out: ‘Muther’ is one of…

letlive. Cover Refused’s ‘The Deadly Rhythm‘ In Sweden; Announce U.S Tour With The Devil Wears Prada, Every Time I Die & Oh, Sleeper

With all the hustle and bustle about Sweden’s returned punk heroes Refused it’s apt that, on their recent European tour supporting Enter Shikari with Your Demise, American post-hardcore band letlive. saw fit to cover Refused’s track ‘The Deadly Rhythm’ from The Shape Of Punk To Come when they passed through the Swedish stops…

Fellsilent Calls It Quits

Add this to your list of casualties for 2010. UK progcore band Fellsilent has broken up. From MySpace: “It is with heavy hearts but clear minds that we announce that this is the end of FELLSILENT. There’s no big dramatic story to tell, but after 7 years of putting everything…