Monthly Archives: September 2015

Hillward – “Flies in Amber Stones”

Hillward is a prog rock band from Quebec that formed as a side project from 3 members of the band Southern Cross. They’ve added a fourth member since the recording of this debut album, “Flies in Amber Stones.” I will … Continue reading

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Antimatter – “The Judas Table”

Antimatter is the project of the multi-talented Mick Moss. You can’t help but connect Antimatter to Anathema because both bands share an ex-member in Duncan Patterson. So they do share some “remote” DNA. Stylistically, Antimatter have a darker sound than … Continue reading

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Brainswitch released their debut “And The World Will Sleep”

Brainswitch is 5-piece alternative-metal band coming from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Specific sound of this band is based on elements that goes all the way from mystic soundscapes, grunge harmonies, stoner rock elements to post metal atmospheres. The band’s debut … Continue reading

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Cyrax – “Pictures”

I’d never heard of Cyrax prior to getting “Pictures” in the review queue. This Italian band mixes prog rock ideals with symphonic metal. There are some operatic vocals on the album, for example “These Greenvalleys” and “Opedipus Rex.” The closest … Continue reading

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Caligula’s Horse – “Bloom”

Vocalist Jim Grey is a busy man. Not only is he the singer for Caligula’s Horse but he is also the vocalist for Arcane. Arcane released their second album in January, a double album entitled “Known / Learned.” I mention … Continue reading

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Interview with Jim Grey of Caligula’s Horse and Arcane

You are a very busy guy. Earlier in the year your other band Arcane released a double album and now Caligula’s Horse is set to release your third album “Bloom.” How do you find the time? Haha, good question. I … Continue reading

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Sadist – “Hyaena”

Who in their right mind would write a concept album about the hyaena. “Hyaena is a genus comprising two of the living species of hyenas.” So why has the legendary Italian progressive death metal band Sadist made this creature interesting … Continue reading

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