Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dream Theater – “The Astonishing”

This has become one of the most anticipated albums of Dream Theater’s career. The hype machine went into overdrive once it was announced exactly what the band was planning to do with this album. I should point out that on … Continue reading

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Dream Theater releases “The Astonishing” and fans are divided

No, this is not my review of the new Dream Theater album, “The Astonishing.” I don’t see how anyone could have an accurate opinion of 131 minutes of music after a day. Yet that hasn’t stopped people from either declaring … Continue reading

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Second To Sun – “The First Chapter”

Second to Sun are an interesting band. For all intents and purposes, it’s a vehicle for guitarist Vladimir Lehtinen. There is no doubting the technical ability of Lehtinen. “The First Chapter” contains some amazing playing and top notch production. I … Continue reading

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Textures – “Phenotype”

From the opening scream on “Oceans Collide,” you are on notice that Textures are indeed back and more brutal than ever. “Phenotype” marks a new chapter in the history of Textures. Guitarist and chief songwriter Jochem Jacobs is no longer … Continue reading

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Bruce Soord – “Bruce Soord”

Bruce Soord is best known as the creative force behind The Pineapple Thief. The band actually started out as a side project for him and, like Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree, Soord was effectively the band at the start. Since … Continue reading

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