Playlist Swap – 1/2/2020

Look at that date baby. Hell yeah. Here we go. Even a cursory glance of our biweekly playlist updates will reveal that there is a great deal of variety among our staff’s musical tastes. Due to this, we brainstormed the idea of Playlist Swap, where two of our contributors pick their favorite…

Share
  • spread the world
1120 views

Heavy Blog’s Top 50 Albums of 2019

This is one of those years where you’re writing your end of year summary every day. It’s a year which inundated all of us with so much music, and from so many angles and genres, that it almost begged to constantly be analyzed, made sense of, and conceptualized. I’ve written…

Share
  • spread the world
21547 views

Editors’ Picks – November 2019

November! I love November. That’s when it starts to really get cold in Israel. November is also when music starts to slow down as people prepare for the Big Freeze (both in temperatures and in social presence) that is December. However, this is 2019 and all the Old Laws do…

Share
  • spread the world
4344 views

Release Day Roundup – 11/1/19

Editor’s Note: I’m glad to welcome longtime reader Remi VL as a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. -Scott Murphy Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to…

Share
  • spread the world
4917 views

Voyager – Colours in the Sun

A little something. Je ne sais quoi. The last mile. All of these expressions capture a simple but beguiling fact: although we’d prefer to pretend otherwise, our emotions, likes, dislikes, and opinions are far from understandable and mechanical. Beyond “just” context or mood, most of our justifications are elusive because…

Share
  • spread the world
5415 views

Yes, I’m Making An Exception And Writing About a Single Because the Upcoming Voyager Album Is That Good

Snazzy title, right? I’m just good at those, there’s no helping it. Anyway, forget that and let’s talking about Voyager and, more specifically, about their upcoming album. Voyager is a band I’ve always enjoyed but never could bring myself to love. All the elements were there but something about it…

Share
  • spread the world
4252 views

Hemina – Night Echoes

Hemina are one of those bands that I really want to/”should” like but have never quite gotten myself around to. On previous releases, something in their sound felt off to me, even though it bares favorable comparisons to groups like Ayreon, Voyager, Haken or even Caligula’s Horse (it’s not a…

Share
  • spread the world
2582 views

Disco Loadout: 2018 In Review

Four years ago, I started to keep a complete list of every band I saw. Three years ago, I began kicking myself for not starting that childishly simple task sooner. Never mind. At least I can tell you exactly what I got up to this year – with one important caveat. A…

Share
  • spread the world
2093 views