Haken – Affinity

Calling the past back into the present is a tricky endeavor. In music, it can often lead to the opposite of what a band intended, leaving their music derivative rather than innovative. However, for those bands who manage to skillfully reach back to bring some part of what made past…

PHOTOS: The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Disentomb, Cryptodira—April 14th, 2016 @ Amityville Music Hall, Amityville, NY

When big bands play smaller, intimate venues, it’s always a treat. On April 14th, 2016, at Amityville Music Hall, we had just that. Opening the show was Cryptodira, who are anything but strangers to Heavy Blog. Performing a near-new song setlist, they get their friends/fans/those of the like hyped up…

Hey! Listen To Izegrim!

Thrash metal can be a hit or miss. After having some huge bands basically take the genre by the throat, thrash can be considered to be a little exhausted in terms of new innovations. This isn’t to say that there aren’t any new thrash bands out there that are doing…