The Lightness of Being – Last Dance Review – Metalhead Community

Today we are featuring another promising old school prog rock band; The Lightness of Being, from London, UK. We have reviewed their impressive new song; Last Dance, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.

The Lightness of Being is another promising progressive/alternative rock band I have discovered some time ago. They have made a brand new single release a few days ago; Last Dance, and I have decided to bring them to our readership’s attention. The Lightness of Being is one of the very few bands that I respect and admire. And I think they definitely worth following!

Before listening to their last release; Last Dance, I already knew a few of their songs. Unconsciously, their music got me interested from the first moment I listened to it, which has never happened to me before. I thought about it, you know. My preferences and facts might not go well together all the time and I know that. I usually grow up listening to traditional heavy/thrash metal, lots of prog, classical and experimental music. I love when there’s something fresh, unique, new, unusual, unpredictable, and something in music that I can discover. In this matter, The Lightness of Being has a very specific place for me. I don’t wish to limit their musicality with any usual definition here. They have an exceptional blend of Porcupine Tree, Slayer, and Alice in Chains. And it is incredible to hear all of these amazing influences together, in such a delicious way. Please check out the song while reading the rest of the article.

Last Dance is a typical old school dirty prog rock song with exceptional vibes from the 90s. I personally loved it just like their other songs I listened before. It has a badass Slayerish intro that immediately reminded me of Dave Lombardo kinda drum partitions, connecting it to a super moody verse section with huge Alice in Chains vibes. The vocalist has also the proper attitude for the job and you can easily feel while you listen to it carefully. Time to time I talked about the thin line between having influences in your music and being a copycat in songwriting. Yes, The Lightness of Being has strong influences you can immediately tell. Yet, it was the beauty of this music what came to my mind among all the other things. They simply have the spirit for the job.


The composition, in general, is much more standard and easy-going, unlike any other proper prog-rock bands. Nothing negative, nothing to worry about. All these decisions are the pillars, characterizing their music. I read their biography before writing my review, and it is not that surprising to hear that they actually are an experienced band, formed in 2010. In my view, the numbers on their social media don’t show the reality. They are one of the most underrated bands I have heard lately. The only thing that I thought there’s still room for improvement about them was their production. Yet, everything still sounds very well balanced and in good harmony.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am well impressed by The Lightness of Being. They have a brilliant music style that we, traditional rock/metal fans loved listening to all our lives and still enjoy doing it. However, they show the real potential, and also make a difference with their own way of blending all these great influences together. Simply amazing.

Please go ahead and check out the links below if you’d like to find out more about the band, follow them on social media and subscribe to their channels to show your support and also not to miss any upcoming releases.

Last Dance has earned its place in our Top Rock Songs Playlist on Spotify!


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In conclusion, we, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate The Lightness of Being for their incredible job on; Last Dance, and wish them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.

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