A Collective Nod – Northwest Post Rock Collective

Out of the musical collectives we’ve already covered, the Northwest Post Rock Collective might be the most elusive. Online searches lead us to a few Facebook events and posters but not a page for the collective as a whole. However, they also show us that the group is alive and well, hosting shows and bands from their geographical area. It also goes to show that even the most ethereal and loose support network holds some worth and power for musicians of the style; its very existence does that. The bands that I was able to gather up for this post are probably not exhaustive of the collective’s works but they’re pretty damn good, so I hope they’re at least indicative.

Get Another 5 Hours Of Post-Rock For Free With Post-Engineering’s 2nd Compilation!

Man, time flies, doesn’t it? I honestly could have sworn it had only been maybe 3 months since I wrote up this post about the excellent blog post-engineering’s first ever Bandcamp compilation. That mammoth endeavor included over 4 hours of brilliant music covering a very wide variety of post-rock, post-metal, and other heavily post-influenced sounds. It introduced me to a ton of fantastic bands (one of which even wound up on my year-end list!). It’s in fact been half a year since that was released though, and now post-engineering is back with a brand new comp spanning a whopping 42 tracks over nearly five hours. And just like the last one, it’s 100% free!

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – Playlist Swap – 10/9/15

Even a cursory glance of our biweekly “What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To” posts (last week’s update here) will reveal that there is a great deal of variety among our staff’s musical tastes. Due to this, we brainstormed the idea of “Playlist Swap,” another biweekly segment that takes place between…

Set And Setting Are Coping

A while ago, Damien told you to go listen to Set and Setting. I was a reader back then and I, like the loyal fan that I am, followed suit. What engulfed my ears on that day was one of the reasons I became a regular reader of Heavy Blog. Equanimity, the previous release…

Hey, Listen To Set And Setting!

One of the things I love most about metal, in a general sense, is that there’s always two sides to every coin — as one band forges forward in one direction trying to become more extreme/frantic/brutal/technical than everyone else you can always bet on there being someone somewhere out there…