Heavy Comp Is Heavy Vol. 1

‘Tis the season of giving and good will to all men and women, so we here at Heavy Blog decided to get into the swing of things by putting together the very first edition of Heavy Comp Is Heavy, showcasing some amazing and truly ear-battering new bands that are sure to…

Explore ‘The Fulcrum‘ With Sleepers Awake

  If you haven’t got it yet, I’m a big fan of Sleepers Awake’s latest outing Transcension — we even managed to bring you a full stream of the album to sink your teeth into. Their meandering sludgy prog creates some exceedingly heavy and catchy tracks, most notably on the climactic album closer…

Sleepers Awake – Transcension

You’ll find a lot of people extolling the virtues of ‘hearing an album in full’ in the metal scene, suggesting you don’t get the full experience unless you take it the way it was meant to be heard and there is no genre this is more true for than progressive metal. Case in point: Sleepers Awake latest effort Transcension, which contains 70+ minutes of meandering and complex prog that weaves the tale of The Auger and his ‘struggle with higher forces’. From beginning to end, the entire trek feels connected and fluid and to simply sample parts of it would be to do it a disservice.

Hey, Listen To Sleepers Awake!

I heard the Sleepers Awake track ‘The Fulcrum’ for the first time the other day after a trawl through recommended bands on Last.FM and I’ve found myself humming that opening section over and over again, even at the most inopportune times. It’s addictively catchy. Carried by vocalist Chris Thompson’s thick croon, the track…