Heavy Blog Soapbox – Saying you “Have” to See Bands Live to “Get” Them is A Terrible Argument

After one of our reviews goes live, I always approach the comments section with hesitant intrigue. For all the supportive comment that makes the hours of listening and writing worth it, there’s inevitably going to be a detractor delivering a potent cocktail of salt and shade. Sometimes the criticism is…

Experience A Chaotic Black Metal Marathon With Mastery’s “V.A.L.I.S.V.E.S.S.E.L.”

San Francisco “dark music” label The Flenser released some of the most noteworthy experimental music of last year. New albums from White Suns, Have a Nice Life, Planning for Burial,  Botanist, Wreck & Reference,  Mamaleek and Kayo Dot covered a broad range of genres and all helped to establish The Flenser as one of the most eclectic and  exciting labels out there…