Thornhill – The Dark Pool

A year or so ago, I wrote about Thornhill and their then-fresh EP, Butterfly. As I said back then, the band showed promise, navigating the shoals of progressive metalcore with impressive agility. I even uttered the dreaded word “djent”, conjuring up the spectre of that oft-abused sub-genre in the positive.…

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Chaos Divine – The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

In 2015 we told you that Chaos Divine had the goods, and today we’re lucky enough to speak with them. Starting off as something of a melodic death metal band, Chaos Divine have gradually evolved into the progressive/alternative rock sound which Australia has become famed for. We speak with them about their fantastic 2015 release Colliding Skies, their experiences with crowd funding, the Australian scene, what it’s like being a band from the isolated west coast of the country and, of course, eggs.

The Matador – Destroyer

Australia is no stranger to great music, especially not over the past decade or so. Bands like Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool, and The Butterfly Effect have all made their way over to the states in some way, shape, or form, and have captivated countless people with their beautiful music. However,…

The Butterfly Effect are Back!

It is now more than a decade since The Butterfly Effect burst on to the Australian alternative metal scene, captivating audiences with their darkly heavy riffs and beautifully melodic vocals.  However, with time, and perhaps unsurprisingly given their close association with bands like Karnivool and Cog, the band developed more…

Hey! Listen To Coerce!

Sometimes you don’t need to be the fastest, loudest, or even the most technical in order to get noticed. Sometimes you just need to have the right songs that are not only powerful but memorable. And many bands can’t do both simultaneously, and unless you’re the newest “craze” in the…