Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sonata Arctica – “The Ninth Hour”

I have admittedly never been much of a power metal fan. Although the big, galloped rhythms, massive keyboard patches and fantastical lyrics never really grabbed me, I still appreciate the musicality and technicality inherent in what these bands do. With … Continue reading

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In Flames – “Battles”

Let’s get a few things out of the way. No I don’t consider In Flames to be “prog.” I decided to review this album because I like the band. So if you are only into things labeled as “prog,” you … Continue reading

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Albums Revisited: Yes – “Big Generator”

With Anderson Rabin Wakeman hitting the road together, it got me thinking about the Trevor Rabin era Yes albums. I love “90125” and always have. I love “Talk” and did a column on it. I am probably one of the … Continue reading

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Interview with Kalle Wallner of Blind Ego and RPWL

It’s been a while since “Numb.” What made this the time to do another Blind Ego album? Yes, it is a pity to had a break for such a long time. But there were very busy times for me. 2010 … Continue reading

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Kyros – “Vox Humana”

The band Kyros began as Synaesthesia a few years ago and it was essential a solo project of keyboardist/vocalist Adam Warne. Warne hired a band to support the self-titled debut album and eventually the band decided to change its name … Continue reading

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Pelander – “Time”

Magnus Pelander is best known as the man behind the band Witchcraft. That band blends old school psych rock with prog and even elements of stoner rock and doom. The last two Witchcraft albums, “Legend” and “Nucleus” are flat out … Continue reading

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Live Review: ARW (Anderson Rabin Wakeman) at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT on October 21, 2016

The line has been drawn. There are two Yes bands. One owns the name, the other has the heart and spirit of the band. For me, after seeing ARW (Anderson Rabin Wakeman) play live, they are Yes to me. The … Continue reading

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