Monthly Archives: October 2015

Malacoda – “Malacoda”

“Just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should.” Hopefully these words will ring true on the next album by Canadian band Malacoda. On their self-titled debut, the band shows they can pretty much pull off any style of metal … Continue reading

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The Alea Dilemma – “Within the Clamor of Voices”

It’s nice to hear a true progressive rock band. When I say that, I mean ROCK. While they are not metal, the Alea Dilemma are definitely prog and they are ROCK. Hailing from Kansas City, this trio are very tight, … Continue reading

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Gaillion – “Letters from the Skipper”

This is part review but really this is more of a thank you I suppose. I was contacted a while back via Twitter by a guitarist named James “JVV” Vasquenza Jr. who said his band was reissuing a 25th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Eldritch – “Underlying Issues”

Eldritch have been around a while now and while they have always been billed as progressive metal. I am not sure I’d call them that to be honest. Their latest album “Underlying Issues” does not sound progressive at all. In … Continue reading

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Toul Syes – “4”

Most people are aware that I think post rock is very much a part of prog. Toul Syes are an all-instrumental post rock band from Budapest, who are less prog than most post rock bands I have been listening to. … Continue reading

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My Conversation with Pete Morten of Threshold, My Soliloquy and NightMare World

I decided it was long overdue to have a conversation with my friend Pete Morten who is not only in prog metal titans Threshold, but he also has his own band My Soliloquy PLUS a third band NightMare World. Pete … Continue reading

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Nad Sylvan – “Courting the Widow”

It’s nice to have progressive rock that harkens back to the heyday of the 70s. “Courting the Widow” has all the elements of a classic prog album. To start with, it has the voice of Nad Sylvan. There’s a good … Continue reading

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Interview with Jørn Viggo Lofstad of Pagan’s Mind

You guys went the crowdfunding route for “Full Circle.” What made you decide to do it? Having been booked into a 3-hour headlining set at the Prog Power USA festival we thought it would be cool to document this. The … Continue reading

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Koen Herfst – “Back to Balance”

Dutch drummer Koen Herfst has caused me to rethink reviewing music. His debut album “Back to Balance” could have been amazing. It starts out amazing. The third track “The Kramer” is an amazing prog metal instrumental. I was excited! By … Continue reading

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King Crimson released “In the Court of the Crimson King” 46 years ago today

On October 10th 1969, the music world was forever changed when King Crimson released their debut album “In the Court of the Crimson King.” Since then, so many people have discovered the majestic and powerful sound of this album which … Continue reading

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