A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant

A Perfect Circle was never the same following the re-election of George W. Bush. Although the band had remained largely apolitical and introspective up until that point, the controversial ballot saw them abandon an impending hiatus to deliver one last hurrah, in the form of 2004’s overly political, covers collection…

Half Life – Tool

Tool is a band that has a special place in every metal fan’s heart. Now, that place varies, depending on the fan—some people wear their respect for the band on their sleeves (quite literally in many cases), while others view Tool as just another pretentious “experimental” band, completely overrated, with…

Half Life – Deftones

Welcome to yet another installment of Half Life, where we at Heavy Blog dissect a current band’s (i.e. a band that is still making music) discography. For previous articles in this column, please click here. Deftones are somewhat of an oddity in the rock/metal community. Their sound has an undefinable…

JERICCO – Beautiful In Danger

Successfully composing layered epics of greater than ten minutes in length and thematically intricate concept albums is no doubt a feat of great skill and application, worthy of the praise and attention we laud upon the musicians who bless us with such challenging listening experiences. However, what is less obvious, and less often recognised, is just how difficult it is to write songs that are more compact in structure, yet are of such depth that they continue to reveal new secrets and subtleties with each repeated listen. Hailing from the current Australian school of alternative and progressive rock, JERICCO have, with their debut album, Beautiful In Danger, managed to compile a collection of songs that do exactly that.

Tool Playing Shows Early In 2012

  Apparently Ticketmaster done a little fuck up by releasing ticket information for an early 2012 run for Tool, and although they pulled the offending page, the dates – plus a few more – have resurfaced. Shows are as follows: 01/14 Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center 01/15 Las Vegas,…

Watch Haley Williams Pretend To Be Maynard James Keenan On Deftones’ “Passenger”

This past Sunday, Deftones played Luxembourg’s Rock-A-Field Festival and performed Passenger with Paramore’s Haley Williams doing Maynard’s parts. I think she did a pretty good job, but her stage presence was practically non-existent, facing away from the audience for half the song. Even still, the vocal performance wasn’t too bad.…