Careful Gaze

Today, HM is proud to premiere the music video for Careful Gaze’s new track, “Rainbows.” The song comes from the band’s LP, You Too Will Rest, released this past summer.

The theme of the album is centered on eliminating the obvious hatred/bigotry in our society but also the less-apparent forms of it that pop up in everyday interactions. We spoke with Careful Gaze vocalist Gabe Reasoner about the track:

“Rainbows, specifically, is about people that grow up oppressed by their family and friends for not adhering to their expectations.”

Careful Gaze vocalist Gabe Reasoner

Reasoner also wrote into HM to talk more extensively about the track.

Ultimately, I wrote this to do two things:

  1. Encourage those going through situations like this that they are not alone, and they should not hate themselves based on the opinions of other people. Learn to love yourself and take care of yourself first, even if that’s not easy. Feedback from loved ones is important but can also be unhealthy depending on the situation. You have to decide how to express yourself based on what is right for you. This may mean you lose some people. If they are your true supporters and what you are doing is not harmful to yourself, they will stay with you even if they do not agree with all of your choices.
  2. Remind the friends and family of people in this situation to be cautious. Don’t get so wrapped up in your own ideals of how someone should look, dress, act, who they should love, etc., that you beat down or destroy someone else. The time for black and white labels in these sort of situations has passed. We are all humans here for a reason. Ask yourself how much the smaller details matter before you ruin someone else’s life for your own beliefs or preferences.

The video was directed by Dillon Bauman Imagery.


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
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
All Features