Haken – Virus

Let me start this review by completely undermining my own opinion of this record: I am no expert on progressive metal. Only over the past couple of years have I begun to mine its incredible riches, but get pas... Read More...

Elder – Omens

A new release from a beloved band is a chance to once again reconsider the question of identity. Like any artistic endeavor, an album is, on many levels, an expression of personality and a many-pronged stateme... Read More...

Obscure Gems – Ark

Way back in 2011, in what is now the Days of Yore of Heavy Blog, Noyan ran a series of posts titled Obscure Gems. It focused on underrated, under-appreciated albums, shining a light on their genius. In 2020, I... Read More...