When Given Time to Grow

An Album By


Review by

When Victory Records announced that Conveyer joined their family, the band informed fans they would also be debuting their full-length record, When Given Time to Grow, with the label. This announcement came with a single from the record, “Haven,” and the song alone received rave reviews. It’s a true feat; I’m not sure the band imagined they’d even be around to see a full-length, let alone a major label. A little over a year ago, Conveyer was without a drummer and vocalist. As a response to this predicament, the boys from Minnesota asked their good friends, Indianapolis’ Dan Glover and Danny Adams, to move up to the cold north and join the band (Glover and Adams are members of one of Indiana’s beloved hardcore groups, All Became New.) Since the lineup change, and especially with the addition of these two talented Hoosiers, Conveyer has grown into so much more than a motley hardcore group from the Midwest.

Adams’ unique vocal style, for example, fits Conveyer’s emotional tone and hopeful mood like a glove and brings something new to the table from their former style. “Cage” showcases this, spotlighting his purely worshipful, beautifully painful screams. Conveyer does submit to a particular “melodic hardcore” musical style, an abundance of fast drums mixed with dissonant post-rock style riffs, natural harmonics and power chords are the makeup of pretty much any melodic hardcore song; however, Conveyer executes this flawlessly. Each song on When Given Time to Grow flows with no awkward pauses or, “Okay… now what?” moments, another testament to the band’s songwriting and maturity on this debut. There’s no doubt this album will give heavy music fans of all types something fresh and new to talk about.


Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.


Photo by Alex Krauss

Full Feature
Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


Full Feature
Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


Photo by Ashley Osborn

Full Feature
All Features