Monthly Archives: March 2016

Steel Jungle – “Soidinmenot”

Helsinki’s Steel Jungle are a curious band. They clearly can and will do whatever they want on record. “Soidinmenot” is the result of this pioneering spirit. The album at times reminds me of The Aristocrats (“Ektoplasma”), other times Frank Zappa, … Continue reading

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Far From Your Sun – “In the Beginning… was the Emotion”

“In the Beginning…was the Emotion” is an interesting album. It’s what I would consider to be art rock in it’s purest form. Nothing about the album is easy yet nothing is overly complex. Take the rhythms of Tool, add in … Continue reading

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In Progress – “North Atlantic Echoes”

In Progress are a fascinating band. Any band that can release two albums that virtually have nothing in common other than the band! Their 2011 debut album “Signal Failure” was a prog metal with a slight industrial flavor. That album … Continue reading

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Eternity’s End – The Fire Within

The main reason this album interested me was the lineup of Eternity’s End. The band consists of guitarist Christian Muenzner (Alkaloid, ex-Obscura) , bass player Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Alkaloid) and drummer Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, ex-Obscura). Being a big … Continue reading

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Interview with Ross Jennings of Haken

Here’s my interview with Haken frontman Ross Jennings! Congrats on “Affinity,” it’s an amazing album. I love the whole 80s software concept. How did that come about? The 80s was the decade where computers started to enter our homes and … Continue reading

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Almanac – “Tsar”

Almanac is the new project from former Rage guitarist Victor Smolski. Almanac might be considered symphonic metal but I really think they are very prog as well. Symphonic prog! What drew my interest to “Tsar” was that ex-Ivanhoe vocalist Andy … Continue reading

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Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt: Invention of Knowledge due in June

The duo of Jon Anderson (ex-Yes) and Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic) have announced the title and track list for their upcoming album. “Invention of Knowledge” will be released via Inside Out Music on June 24th. Read the full … Continue reading

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Jon Anderson announces new album coming with Roine Stolt!

“Invention Of Knowledge” is the title of a new album that Jon Anderson has been working on with Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings. Jon made the announcement rather casually (as only he can do) via Facebook. According to Jon, … Continue reading

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Sunpocrisy – “Eyegasm, Hallelujah!”

It’s albums like this one that making reviewing fun and rewarding. To say that “Eyegasm, Hallelujah!” has a lot going on is an understatement. The good news is that it’s a lot of GOOD things going on. Sunpocrisy have a … Continue reading

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