Monthly Archives: May 2016

Universal Mind Project – The Jaguar Priest

Before digging into this review, it may be helpful to explain what’s exactly going on with this band. I first thought Universal Mind Project is, as the name says, an all-star project like the many projects in the (progressive) metal … Continue reading

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What is Prog? Revisited.

I know I’ve posted about this before but this is something that I could write a damn book about. The biggest question that fans of Prog get asked is what they “consider” to be prog? This is the trickiest question … Continue reading

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Suns of Thyme – “Cascades”

It sounds strange for me to say that I need a challenge every now and then. I listen to so much music but many times it can blend together, even if it’s technical or avant-garde. So when I read a … Continue reading

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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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