Not just one of the best bands to come out of Slovenia, Hei’An is up there with the very best rock bands we’ve heard this year. From anywhere. I saw their performance before I even knew who they were, and that’s a great place to start; flawless musicianship, and a wonderfully compelling presence from all four band members.
Progressive metal music is far from dead. Hei’An is up there with the best of them. Great songwriting; really intriguing concepts, lyrically something I value very highly. It’s a fairly heavy sound, distorted and loud in all the right places, but with captivating and memorable melodies; a winning combination you won’t find everywhere. They are a band that gives you the right energy with their music and helps you to get away from your day-to-day life and lose yourself in modern post progressive metal goodness.
Alcest, Lantlos, Deafheaven, Tesseract, Leprous, Periphery, Gaerea, Architects, Northlane, Bring Me The Horizon are some of the artists who inspired them to form the Hei’An band and make mind-blowing music. Currently, Hei’An is working with the producers Matej Gobec and Randy Slaugh who have worked with many famous artists.
Check out this little montage of behind the scenes of the making of their debut album “imago”. You will feel the energy and the passion of Hei’An and you will love the vibe of modern-day progressive metal. Once you watch that you will be wanting to follow them.