Next To None – A Light In The Dark

The concept of a Dream Theater-esque prog metal band consisting of 15/16 year-olds is pretty enticing. Everyone is impressed by videos of child prodigies playing ridiculous solos on YouTube, and given the particular virtuosity requirements of the type of music the genre label implies, it’s easy to think that kids who make it would…

Post Rock Post – Maïak

Hello one and all, and welcome back to our segment, The Post Rock Post! It seems to me that these sort of posts usually start with a complaint on the state of the genre, and that’s understandable. However, today I want to open with a love letter to this incredible…

Refused Finally Share the Full Taste of Freedom

The journey to Refused’s comeback album has been turbulent, with three lead singles that have varied greatly in quality. Debut single “Elektra” (spin here) was nothing revolutionary, but it was a vintage Refused banger that had me sufficiently stoked for the new record. Then “Françafrique” dropped (spin here), one of the worst songs…

Windhand Reveal Grief’s Infernal Flower

Richmond, VA based doom quintet Windhand are a favorite around the Heavy Blog office as well as a personal favorite band of mine; I seriously can’t get enough of them. We previously reported that their highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Soma, one of my favorite doom records of all time, would be entitled Grief’s Infernal…