Will Haven Deliver Best (And Hopefully Not Last?) Album To Date With Muerte

Sometimes to get a really accurate/real time feel for an album I’ll type notes in the drafts here as I’m listening through a record for the first time. Then there are other times where I’ll be so transfixed by what’s coming out of my speakers that I just can’t type anything. Sometimes in awe. Sometimes because of fear. A new Will Haven album usually takes up a healthy amount of both within my psyche because, on the one hand, the music they put forth is usually so spot on. So perfect. But on the other hand there’s the fear that whatever I type here won’t be able to properly convey how truly amazing the music Will Haven lay down is. [Read more…]

Black Map enter the heavy fray with …And We Explode

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What do you get when you put the singer/guitarist from The Trophy Fire, the drummer from Far, and the bassist for dredg in a room to create some new music? Definitely not what you’d expect. On the debut album from Black Map, this trio blows away all expectations and takes listeners on a sonic journey that’s a little bit prog, a little bit hard rock, and a whole lotta heavy with a healthy dose of space rawk thrown in  for good measure. [Read more…]