Monthly Archives: December 2016

code – “Lost Signal”

There are bands that truly define what being progressive is all about. code is one of those bands. They began life as a black metal band and evolved into the prog rock band they are today. Unlike bands like Opeth, … Continue reading

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Pain of Salvation – “In the Passing Light of Day”

“In the Passing Light of Day” marks the return of Pain of Salvation to their heavier side. When I interviewed Daniel Gildenlöw back in 2014 following the release of the acoustic album, “Falling Home,” Daniel said that he felt it … Continue reading

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Dolcetti – “Arriver”

Whimsical yet serious, melodically surprising and rhythmically challenging are the phrases that immediately come to mind while listening to the sophmore recording of Italy’s Dolcetti, entitled “Arriver.” The guitar stylings of Gianni Rojatti, to my ears, are steeped in the … Continue reading

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Blackfield – “Blackfield V”

After two very disappointing albums from Blackfield (with Aviv Geffen at the helm), Steven Wilson rededicated himself to the project for the duo’s fifth album. The good news? It’s not as bad as the last two albums. The bad news? … Continue reading

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Words of Farewell – “A Quiet World”

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this album so I was very excited to get a chance to review it. While I recognize that Words of Farewell are a solid band that sound great, “A Quiet World” is a … Continue reading

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