MOST ANTICIPATED EVENTS IN THE KENYAN ROCK SCENE 2015

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This is our list of the things to look forward to in 2015. 2014 was groundbreaking for a number of reasons. On a personal level I feel unfulfilled because I missed out on a couple of crucial events. However that year also marked the birth of HeavyandtheBeast; starting out at Tumblr before moving to WordPress. By the end of the year we hope to have our own domain name and reach out to way more people. We hope that as a result we can take further steps in keeping this conversation about local rock content constant. We would like to appreciate everyone that read the blog and gave us support.

Aside from concerts and other gigs, what has really got me excited are the sheer number of albums that are scheduled to roll out this year. So expect lots of content on the blog as far as reviews and other thoughts are concerned. Continue reading “MOST ANTICIPATED EVENTS IN THE KENYAN ROCK SCENE 2015”

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REVIEW: LUST OF A DYING BREED – DENOUMENT

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BAND: LUST OF A DYING BREED

TRACK: DENOUMENT

GENRE: DEATH-CORE

ALBUM: CAT OF NINE TAILS

The song title is an innovative way of foretelling the main thesis of this track which in simple terms is the tale of the end of humanity, the end of the grand play after the decapitation, denouement. The song makes use of blast beats and double bass drumming aspects that are typical to the sub-genre. These aspects, together with the growling, enhance the unsettling dark aura that at times makes you cringe but leaves substantial room for enjoyment. Continue reading “REVIEW: LUST OF A DYING BREED – DENOUMENT”

REVIEW: MURFY’S FLAW; ABSO-BLOOMIN’-LUTELY

Image credit to Murfy's Flaw's music video, Abso-bloomin'lootely (screen capture)
Image credit to Murfy’s Flaw’s music video, Abso-bloomin’lootely (screen capture)

Band – Murfy’s Flaw

Song –  Abso-bloomin’-lutely

Album– Hello Light

Year –   2011

Tongue twister, mouthful of a song title, yeah that shoe definitely fits. But does it wear the hat for being a rip off of Avril Lavigne’s sk8r boy? Or is there more? Continue reading “REVIEW: MURFY’S FLAW; ABSO-BLOOMIN’-LUTELY”