Monday, February 28, 2011

Three Heavy Jazzy Bands You Have Never Heard Of.

Okay guys, I know it has been a while since my last post.  Sorry, Sorry, My Bad.  I have been busy with work and schoolwork, I haven't really had the time.   To make it up, I am giving you guys a treat.
I am choosing three of my favorite heavy, jazzy bands, that you probably have never heard of.  A lot of the reason that I never got into jazz before was because it lacked the visceral energy that I crave.   These bands are technical, harmonically rich, AND HEAVY!

1.  Exivious
Exivious is a self-proclaimed fusion-metal band.  It consists of members of Cynic and Textures.  They combine heavy riffs, jazzy solos and are very progressive.  The Music of Exivious is filled with many dynamic and meter and tempo shift, not to mention constantly modulating.

2. Triphasic
Triphasic is a trio, featuring Gary Willis (Jazz and Fusion virtuoso) on bass, Llbert Fortuny on Saxophone and David Gomez on drums.  They are based in Spain.  Like Exivous, they are a one time project, but killer nontheless.  If you like very weird and dissonant music, like hemophiliac, these guys bring it.

2.Gordian Knot
Gordian Knot is not too jazzy, but awesome still.  It too features members of cynic, with Sean Malone as the driving creative force.  John Myung of Dream theater guests, as does Ron Jarzonbek and Jim Matheos.  They recorded some of the best instrumental prog ever.

I hope you all enjoy this selection of some of my favorite music.


  1. Nice. Gordian Knot was my favorite of the 3.

  2. Yes, Gordian Knot is nice, I like it.

  3. Heavy Jazz? Wow I'm glad I'm learning of this... this stuff is awesome.

    I'm a guitarist my self I'm going to have to try some of this style at my next jam session!

  4. Wow, you're right. I've never heard of them and they're really good!

  5. kick ass bands man.

  6. Not my type of music but I must say I really enjoyed Triphasic.

  7. I've heard of Gordian Knot. Actually love em :)

  8. i never thought i would enjoy jazz but this is just simply awesome! thanks

  9. Ha! I do know about Triphasic, because someone in some Phish forum brought them up (and accused them of "stealing", which was completely unfounded..)