Monthly Archives: November 2015

Spock’s Beard – “The First Twenty Years”

I am not going to review this new “best of” album by Spock’s Beard in the usual way. I can say that if you’ve never heard the band, this compilation is a very good way to find out all about … Continue reading

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The Chronicles Project – “When Darkness Falls”

The Chronicles Project is led by keyboardist Malte Rathke. The album “When Darkness Falls” is a concept album or metal opera if you prefer. With many supporting players and vocalists and a grand concept, it does sound and feel like … Continue reading

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Nucleus Torn – “Neon Light Eternal”

It’s just my luck. When I finally find a band as creative and daring as Switzerland’s Nucleus Torn, it’s on their final release! After 18 years and achieving all he set out to do, Fredy Schnyder, the man behind Nucleus … Continue reading

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Our Oceans – “Our Oceans”

Our Oceans is a side project consisting of Tymon Kruidenier, Michel Nienhuis and Robin Zielhorst, all of whom are in the band Exivious. Kruidenier and Zielhorst were a part of Cynic. While Exivious is an all-instrumental tech prog metal feast … Continue reading

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Zierler – “ESC”

This is an album that seemed like a no-brainer for me to love. First off, the all-star lineup: Truls Haugen of Circus Maximus on bass, Bobby Jarzombek on drums from Fates Warning and Riot, Scar Symmetry guitarist Per Nilsson, and … Continue reading

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Interview with Mick Moss of Antimatter

Hello, Mick. How are things with you? At the moment it’s a cold winter. All the gigging is finished. All the work for the album is finished. So I’m a bit useless at the moment. I promised myself I’d have … Continue reading

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Aisles – “4:45am”

A while back, I heard the title track from “4:45am” by Chilean prog rockers Aisles. The song is so damn catchy and upbeat. Honestly, the song is irresistible. So going into the album, I assumed that the whole album would … Continue reading

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