Monthly Archives: September 2016

Marillion – “F E A R”

“Fuck Everyone and Run” is a provocative title to be sure. The topics that run through the new album by Marillion deal with today’s world of greed, power and yes fear. It made for a great acronym. Still, not many … Continue reading

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Meshuggah – “The Violent Sleep of Reason”

Meshuggah and I go way back: that is to say that the band was one of the first I discovered that truly sounded like nothing else, and my headlong dive into their music really began to expand my understanding of … Continue reading

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Watchtower – “Concepts Of Math: Book One”

This is a review that I never thought I’d write. Watchtower have been teasing new music for a VERY long time. The album was called “Mathematics” and now has finally been issued albeit as an EP called “Concepts Of Math: … Continue reading

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Epica – “The Holographic Principle”

When it comes to Epica and their music, people seem to either love them or they can’t stand them – I actually don’t fall into any of these categories. Trying to understand the hype about the Dutch symphonic metal band … Continue reading

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Edensong – “Years In The Garden Of Years”

I’d heard of Edensong a few years back and had been meaning to check into them more carefully. So with a new album, there was no better time than the present. Edensong are a true progressive rock band. There’s no … Continue reading

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Sand – “A Sleeper, Just Awake”

Sand is the solo project of Sam Healy. He is best known as half of post-proggers North Atlantic Oscillation. The line between both of Healy’s projects is a bit blurred and for me, as a fan of his work, I … Continue reading

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Veilburner – “The Obscene Rite”

I am a huge fan of black metal, death metal, and industrial metal. I am also a huge fan of genre bending and experimentation. I appreciate when artists take creative risks, and don’t go the safe route (as all too … Continue reading

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Dysrhythmia – “The Veil of Control”

My first exposure to Dysrhythmia was when they played before Intronaut and Cynic back in 2009. I was not prepared for what I was witnessing; it was a simple trio but the sounds they were making were chaotic and dense, … Continue reading

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