Review: Haishen – Awaken the Endless Deep

The Music

The Words

Haishen, whose Chinese name (海神) translates to God of the Sea, are an innovative new prog metal band from Rochester, NY. After releasing their self-titled EP, first in 2020, then again in 2021 (remixed/remastered and re-released by their label Needlejuice Records), Haishen are back with their debut full-length, Awaken the Endless Deep, releasing on May 9th, 2024. This is a concept album about Chinese creation mythology, and is full of epic prog rock, melodic death metal, and much more.

The album opens with “Crimson Sun” which after some … Read more

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The Middle-East-infused music of Ḥashshāshīn, comprised of members from Five Star Prison Cell, Squat Club, and Serious Beak is pretty interesting. The only song out, Sati, could be better, as it seems to be dragging on the same theme or atmosphere throughout while it could play a bit more with it and create more varied emotions. Well, there’s hope of that happening still, this is just a demo of one song, chances are it’s their first one and wanted to get the word around, so it might be the one where they’re just experimenting together and getting used… Read more