Of Men and Angels

An Album By

The Rocket Summer

Review by

Listen now

The wait is finally over for singer/songwriter Bryce Avery of the Rocket Summer. On February 23rd 2010 his fourth studio record, Of Men and Angels came out. This record is the a look into a very long journey into the life of this Texas prodigy. This record is a journal into Bryce’s life from faith to the hills and valleys, humbling himself to giving up fame for the presence of God. It has been a long journey for all of us this past year and Bryce is the songbird singing our songs that is our spirits to find our investment in the Maker. Favorite songs are “Something to Live For,” the title track and “Nothing Matters.”


HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


Full Feature
Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


Full Feature
My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


Full Feature
All Features