Monthly Archives: June 2016

Face the Day – “Corroding Dreams”

Prog from Prague. I’ve wanted to say that since I started this page. Face the Day are a modern prog band from that fine city and their debut “Corroding Dreams” sounds like something you’d hear from a seasoned band. It’s … Continue reading

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Novena – “Secondary Genesis”

“Secondary Genesis” is the debut EP from Novena, a prog metal band from the UK which features Haken’s lead vocalist Ross Jennings. Since Ross has such a distinct and instantly recognizable vocal, it’s hard not to compare this EP with … Continue reading

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They Seem Like Owls – “Strangers”

They Seem Like Owls are a prog metal band that blend massive riffs with plenty of spacious atmosphere. They remind me at times of TesseracT and other times of The Faceless. The songs on “Strangers” are all really well written … Continue reading

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Tiles – “Pretending 2 Run”

“Pretending 2 Run” marks the return of Detroit’s Tiles, with their last studio album being 2008’s “Fly Paper.” While the band has taken a few years between studio albums before, they’ve never taken 8 years. To make up for lost … Continue reading

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Infinite Spectrum – “Haunter of the Dark”

“Haunter of the Dark” is the second outing for NYC’s Infinite Spectrum and the growth from their debut “Misguided” is quite apparent. Yes they are still a prog metal band that lives and dies with the concept album. “Haunter of … Continue reading

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Interview with Maik Knappe of Dark Suns

As a very new fan of the band, I have to ask what motivated the band to change from a mostly prog metal band on “Grave Human Genuine” to a more prog rock sound on “Orange”? It is mostly‚Ķ time. … Continue reading

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Astronoid – “Air”

Astronoid call their style of music “thrashgaze.” It’s one of the most accurate descriptions I have ever read. They are like Alcest jamming with Revocation. Take all of the technical prowess of a thrash band and merge them with the … Continue reading

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Be’lakor – “Vessels”

It’s been four years since Be’lakor released “Of Breath and Bone,” which was an incredible album to say the least. The Aussies are back with “Vessels” and this is an album that I’ve been looking forward to. One thing that … Continue reading

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Opeth sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment; “Sorceress” to be released in late 2016!

Nuclear Blast Entertainment is very pleased to announce the signing of Swedish progressive legends, OPETH. Always an unstoppable force for uniqueness amid a sea of generic swill, OPETH have been setting the rulebook ablaze, and ploughing a uniquely progressive and … Continue reading

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Rank ‘Em: ELP studio albums

With the tragic death of Keith Emerson, we will never get another ELP album. But Keith leaves behind a legacy of great music which will be loved by generations to come. So I thought it would be fun to rank … Continue reading

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