Monthly Archives: August 2016

DGM – “The Passage”

This band is quite special to me. The last DGM album “Momentum” was incredible and the song “Trust” from it has become a personal anthem. So “The Passage” was easily one of my most highly anticipated albums of 2016. The … Continue reading

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Oddland – “Origin”

Finland’s Oddland have had an interesting journey in their relatively young career. The band was formed in 2003 and in 2011, the band won Suomi Metal Star, a Finnish talent contest. The win landed them a record deal with Century … Continue reading

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TCP – “Temporal Chaos”

Neo-prog is a slippery slope for me as a listener. Many bands cite Genesis, Marillion and IQ as influencial but far too many of them churn out boring as fuck, watered down fluff that sound like anything you’d hear a … Continue reading

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Darkher – “Realms”

It’s very common that people find comfort in darkness, and I am no exception. But this is also close-knit to (one of) my problem(s): I’m a sucker for any kind of music labeled as dark, gothic, ambient and possibly female … Continue reading

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Meshuggah – “Born in Dissonance”

Meshuggah is ubiquitous and near legendary in the modern prog metal scene, and for good reason: very few bands can claim to have created something truly groundbreaking and unique, especially in a genre that can be as derivative as prog … Continue reading

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Nosound – “Scintilla”

I’ve tried getting into Nosound for a number of years now. The problem that I’ve had with the band is there are really little dynamics to what they do. It’s VERY low key art rock and the songs are often … Continue reading

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monkey3 – “Astra Symmetry”

I admit that I am new to the Swiss band monkey3 and I was initially attracted to review this album because the album artwork looked amazing and the title “Astra Symmetry” sounded cool. It’s even better that the music fits … Continue reading

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