Monthly Archives: May 2016

Insomnium announce new album and book, ‘Winter’s Gate’

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have been forging a very special release during the past few months, entitled Winter’s Gate. It’s a concept album made up of one epic 40 minute song. The album is built around a short story, Winter’s Gate (Talven portti in Finnish), written … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift – “Becoming Aware”

“Becoming Aware” by Paradigm Shift seemed like an obvious album for me to like. For starters it was mixed by the great Rob Aubrey and mastered by Acle Kahney from TesseracT. Both are very good. For the most part, the … Continue reading

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Frost* – “Falling Satellites”

After disbanding Frost* a second time, Jem Godfrey has put together a new lineup which has been together for a few years now. Long time guitarist/vocalist John Mitchell (Arena, It Bites, Lonely Robot) is the only member who has been … Continue reading

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Witherscape announce new album, “The Northern Sanctuary”

Following up on 2013’s highly acclaimed debut album, The Inheritance, WITHERSCAPE return with another mesmerizingly dense conceptual album entitled The Northern Sanctuary, which has been scheduled to see a worldwide release on Friday July 22nd, 2016. WITHERSCAPE features singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire … Continue reading

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In Mourning (Feat. Ex-Katatonia Drummer) Stream Full New Album “Afterglow”

Sweden’s progressive/melodlic death metal six-piece IN MOURNING, featuring Daniel Liljekvist formerly of Katatonia on drums, have made their new album “Afterglow” available for streaming prior to release date. Set to be released on May 20th via Agonia Records, “Afterglow” is … Continue reading

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Gorguts – “Pleiades’ Dust”

I’ll start with a warning. If you are faint of heart or just a prog purist who thinks neo-prog is somehow still groundbreaking music, you probably should skip reading the rest of this review and continue to pretend that the … Continue reading

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Rank ‘Em: Rush studio albums

It doesn’t get much harder than ranking Rush studio albums. There are so many and the band have had different sounds through the years. Still, Rush have always been about the “song” regardless of how long the song is. That’s … Continue reading

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Pressure Points – “False Lights”

There are a couple of things that I asked myself when I first listened to “False Lights” by Pressure Points from Finland. “How far up my ass has my head been that I haven’t heard this before now?” and “Why … Continue reading

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