Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
It’s best to acknowledge the amount of hard work and passion these guys put into their music. With twenty years under their belt and showing no signs of slowing down, Converge have once again shown us why we should enjoy music and all that it encompasses.  read more…

Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

It’s best to acknowledge the amount of hard work and passion these guys put into their music. With twenty years under their belt and showing no signs of slowing down, Converge have once again shown us why we should enjoy music and all that it encompasses.  read more…

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CONVERGE Unveil New Song, Video and Pre-Orders for All We Love We Leave Behind
Everyones favorite hardcore/metal act Converge, have just made their soon to be skull-crushing full-length album, All We Love We Leave Behind, available for pre-order via Kingsroadmerch, with plenty of bundle packages to choose from, including a limited edition deluxe cd in a hardcover, clothbound book with an embossed silver foil cover. And for you vinyl junkies, a limited edition vinyl is also available on frontman Jacob Bannon’s Deathwish Inc. label. I made sure to snag one of these beauties to call my own before they sell out, which they no doubt will.  read more…

CONVERGE Unveil New Song, Video and Pre-Orders for All We Love We Leave Behind

Everyones favorite hardcore/metal act Converge, have just made their soon to be skull-crushing full-length album, All We Love We Leave Behind, available for pre-order via Kingsroadmerch, with plenty of bundle packages to choose from, including a limited edition deluxe cd in a hardcover, clothbound book with an embossed silver foil cover. And for you vinyl junkies, a limited edition vinyl is also available on frontman Jacob Bannon’s Deathwish Inc. label. I made sure to snag one of these beauties to call my own before they sell out, which they no doubt will.  read more…

Hey! Listen to Depravation!
Today’s gem goes by the name of Depravation, hailing from Germany and playing a raw mixture of dark metallic Hardcore and Black Metal, and their first release, I:PRAEDICTVM, is three chaotic-filled tracks comprised of raw screams and harsh riffs draped in a blanket of bleakness. Their music/tone is reminiscent of bands like Integrity and Tempest.  read more…

Hey! Listen to Depravation!

Today’s gem goes by the name of Depravation, hailing from Germany and playing a raw mixture of dark metallic Hardcore and Black Metal, and their first release, I:PRAEDICTVM, is three chaotic-filled tracks comprised of raw screams and harsh riffs draped in a blanket of bleakness. Their music/tone is reminiscent of bands like Integrity and Tempest.  read more…

GAZA – No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Heavy, intense, and with a highly technical and innately unconventional approach to their music, Salt Lake City’s GAZA perform an unpredictable mixture of metal, sludge, and grindcore. Their two previous full-length albums, He Is Never Coming Back, and I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die are some of the heaviest albums to grace the heavy music spectrum in the past few years. With a penchant for a dark tone and feel, GAZA have once again successfully blended these three styles of music to give us another album that is not only a worthy follow up to 2009′s He Is Never Coming Back, but an album that far surpasses it.  read more…

GAZA – No Absolutes in Human Suffering

Heavy, intense, and with a highly technical and innately unconventional approach to their music, Salt Lake City’s GAZA perform an unpredictable mixture of metal, sludge, and grindcore. Their two previous full-length albums, He Is Never Coming Back, and I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die are some of the heaviest albums to grace the heavy music spectrum in the past few years. With a penchant for a dark tone and feel, GAZA have once again successfully blended these three styles of music to give us another album that is not only a worthy follow up to 2009′s He Is Never Coming Back, but an album that far surpasses it.  read more…

From The Archive: Integrity – To Die For
One of the earliest bands that helped pave the way for my love of heavier music, was first introduced to me by my brother. I grew up listening to classic rock/metal, but honestly, if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have gotten heavily into the hardcore/metal scene. I always found myself listening to the plethora of hardcore and metal bands he had on cassette tapes and CDs, and it wasn’t until my early teens that I started venturing out and making my own purchases.  Read more…

From The Archive: Integrity – To Die For

One of the earliest bands that helped pave the way for my love of heavier music, was first introduced to me by my brother. I grew up listening to classic rock/metal, but honestly, if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have gotten heavily into the hardcore/metal scene. I always found myself listening to the plethora of hardcore and metal bands he had on cassette tapes and CDs, and it wasn’t until my early teens that I started venturing out and making my own purchases.  Read more…

Rorschach & Converge Rage In NYC! PLUS Release Date For New Converge Album Announced!

Recently I was lucky enough to attend a show that featured a few bands that not only encompass my love of music, but are also the foundation for the guy I am today. This past Saturday, May 26th, I headed off to Manhattan to a venue called Le Poisson Rouge, where I was about to treat my ears to some Grade-A hardcore… read more

New Review: Rise and Fall – Faith
Forming from the ashes of two other bands and only being around since 2002, Belgian rockers Rise and Fall have quickly become one of the most successful and hard hitting bands in the European hardcore/punk/metal scene, as well as gaining popularity here in the states. Already having a well established discography under their belts, which includes three full-lengths, splits and 7″s, Rise and Fall return after 3 years to give us the loudest and heaviest album of their career, the frenzied and razor sharp sounding, Faith.  read more…

New Review: Rise and FallFaith

Forming from the ashes of two other bands and only being around since 2002, Belgian rockers Rise and Fall have quickly become one of the most successful and hard hitting bands in the European hardcore/punk/metal scene, as well as gaining popularity here in the states. Already having a well established discography under their belts, which includes three full-lengths, splits and 7″s, Rise and Fall return after 3 years to give us the loudest and heaviest album of their career, the frenzied and razor sharp sounding, Faith.  read more…

From The Archive: Agent Steel – Unstoppable Force
It’s been a bit of time since I last delved into the genre of thrash/speed, but I would be a fool to completely ignore a genre of metal that pretty much was at the forefront of my everyday listening for quite some time. I was only a young lad when thrash was at it’s highest point, the 80′s. Sure, there is no denying that thrash today is still prominent and one of the top genres of metal, but there is no mistaking how amazing and in your face it was during the 80′s. All the greats where in full force; Sodom, Slayer, Kreator, Metallica, Riot, the list goes on. But rather than cover a band that has no doubt been discussed to death, I’m going with a band that I believe is one of the greatest in the genre, Los Angeles, California’s Agent Steel and their 1987 full-length album, Unstoppable Force.  read more…

From The Archive: Agent Steel – Unstoppable Force

It’s been a bit of time since I last delved into the genre of thrash/speed, but I would be a fool to completely ignore a genre of metal that pretty much was at the forefront of my everyday listening for quite some time. I was only a young lad when thrash was at it’s highest point, the 80′s. Sure, there is no denying that thrash today is still prominent and one of the top genres of metal, but there is no mistaking how amazing and in your face it was during the 80′s. All the greats where in full force; SodomSlayerKreatorMetallicaRiot, the list goes on. But rather than cover a band that has no doubt been discussed to death, I’m going with a band that I believe is one of the greatest in the genre, Los Angeles, California’s Agent Steel and their 1987 full-length album, Unstoppable Force.  read more…

The past few weeks have been hectic and I’ve been unable to keep up with my regular scheduled posts on Heavy Blog Is Heavy. But I’m back and a feeling of warmth has taken a hold of my heart once more. This week I go over an essential hardcore album that has been getting a lot of rotation lately. Enjoy! read more…From The Archive: Life of Agony – River Runs Red

The past few weeks have been hectic and I’ve been unable to keep up with my regular scheduled posts on Heavy Blog Is Heavy. But I’m back and a feeling of warmth has taken a hold of my heart once more. This week I go over an essential hardcore album that has been getting a lot of rotation lately. Enjoy! read more…

From The Archive: Life of Agony – River Runs Red

From The Archive: Converge – You Fail Me
This next band was bound to make an appearance one of these days and with their recent 2011 tour going full speed ahead, I felt it was best to have them as my next installment. Hailing from Salem, Massachusetts and playing a blend of hardcore, punk and metal, Converge are one of the top bands today in hardcore/metal and their influence is heard today in countless bands. With a discography consisting of seven full-lengths, multiple demos, a variety of splits and two compilation albums, Converge have no doubt made a name for themselves.  read more…

From The Archive: Converge – You Fail Me

This next band was bound to make an appearance one of these days and with their recent 2011 tour going full speed ahead, I felt it was best to have them as my next installment. Hailing from Salem, Massachusetts and playing a blend of hardcore, punk and metal, Converge are one of the top bands today in hardcore/metal and their influence is heard today in countless bands. With a discography consisting of seven full-lengths, multiple demos, a variety of splits and two compilation albums, Converge have no doubt made a name for themselves.  read more…

From The Archive: Deadguy – Fixation on a Coworker
Formed in 1994 and haling from New Jersey, Deadguy has proven to be very influential on modern hardcore and metal as evidenced by their only proper studio album, Fixation on a Co-Worker. If you’re at all familiar with bands like Rorschach, Kiss It Goodbye, Unsane and Botch, then by all means, you will find yourself enjoying Deadguy.  read more…

From The Archive: Deadguy – Fixation on a Coworker

Formed in 1994 and haling from New Jersey, Deadguy has proven to be very influential on modern hardcore and metal as evidenced by their only proper studio album, Fixation on a Co-Worker. If you’re at all familiar with bands like Rorschach, Kiss It Goodbye, Unsane and Botch, then by all means, you will find yourself enjoying Deadguy.  read more…

From The Archive: Skycamefalling – To Forever Embrace The Sun
As of lately I’ve been regressing back to the music of my teenage years. Not sure if it’s a longing to feel young again, a trip down memory lane, or is it because I’ve come to understand whatever music you’ve listened to as a teenager, is the music that you’ll never forget.  read more…

From The Archive: Skycamefalling – To Forever Embrace The Sun

As of lately I’ve been regressing back to the music of my teenage years. Not sure if it’s a longing to feel young again, a trip down memory lane, or is it because I’ve come to understand whatever music you’ve listened to as a teenager, is the music that you’ll never forget.  read more…

From The Archive: Carcass – Heartwork
Carcass. The name itself instantly embeds an image of something dead and left to rot, but if you happen to listen to metal music, then perhaps you might find yourself thinking of the goregrind/melodic death metal band who hailed from Liverpool, England. Once going by the name of Disattack, and playing hardcore/punk, they eventually changed their name and gravitated towards goregrind with the release of their first full-length album, Reek of Putrefaction. Overtime though, the band moved on to a more death metal sound, and it wasn’t until Heartwork came out that we saw the band evolve into melodic death metal. read more…

From The Archive: Carcass – Heartwork

Carcass. The name itself instantly embeds an image of something dead and left to rot, but if you happen to listen to metal music, then perhaps you might find yourself thinking of the goregrind/melodic death metal band who hailed from Liverpool, England. Once going by the name of Disattack, and playing hardcore/punk, they eventually changed their name and gravitated towards goregrind with the release of their first full-length album, Reek of Putrefaction. Overtime though, the band moved on to a more death metal sound, and it wasn’t until Heartwork came out that we saw the band evolve into melodic death metal. read more…

From The Archive: Tempest – Passages 
(originally posted on October 5th, 2011)
Now I know the majority of the bands/albums I discuss for this article are from my years of growing up and listening to heavy music, but I feel this one time I need to make an exception for a band I only just started listening too. Why? Because they blew my god damn mind, that’s why. While doing my routine rummaging of the internet looking for bands, I stumbled upon Tempest, and little did I know that this Canadian outfit was about to take me by storm with their mesh of post-metal/rock and hardcore music that enveloped itself in a dark outer casing of despair and crust. Suffice to say, it was pretty much love at first listen. read more…

From The Archive: Tempest – Passages 

(originally posted on October 5th, 2011)

Now I know the majority of the bands/albums I discuss for this article are from my years of growing up and listening to heavy music, but I feel this one time I need to make an exception for a band I only just started listening too. Why? Because they blew my god damn mind, that’s why. While doing my routine rummaging of the internet looking for bands, I stumbled upon Tempest, and little did I know that this Canadian outfit was about to take me by storm with their mesh of post-metal/rock and hardcore music that enveloped itself in a dark outer casing of despair and crust. Suffice to say, it was pretty much love at first listen. read more…