Sunday, July 16, 2023

285: Will Haven

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 285 features an interview with Jeff Irwin of Will Haven.

[cover photo by Eric Rivera]

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photo by Eric Rivera

Will Haven were always ahead of their time. Their Nineties output mixed slow, ominous metal with extensive atmospheric sections, anticipating the "post-metal" and "doomgaze" movements that took shape in the following decade. Waves of metal sub-subgenres have peaked and subsided since then, but Will Haven are still around, and are still finding ways to stay ahead of the curve.

I spoke with guitarist Jeff Irwin about how he finds the balance between "brutal" and "pretty", and how audiences reacted to the band's sound during their early years. We also discussed how an interest in numerology guided the release of the latest Will Haven album VII, and why groove is an important element of Will Haven's music.

My thanks again to Jeff for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

taken from the album Muerte

taken from the album WHVN

"Diablito"/"Diablito II"
"No Stars to Guide Me"
taken from the album VII

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