Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rank ‘Em: Porcupine Tree studio albums

I haven’t done one of these columns in some time so I figured I should tackle one of prog’s more popular “modern” bands. As always, this is just going to be STUDIO albums. Also I am not including the demos … Continue reading

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Himmellegeme – “Myth of Earth”

Himmellegeme have a unique name and a captivating sound. Though the band is from Bergen, Norway, they actually remind me of a mix of two Icelandic bands: Sólstafir and Sigur Rós. I am a massive fan of those bands so … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Rites – “Phoenix”

You couldn’t find a better name for this album! After laying dormant for 10 years, Sweden’s Nocturnal Rites have risen like the “Phoenix.” Lead guitar Nils Norberg left in 2008 which clearly dealt the band a serious blow. Joining them … Continue reading

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Vattnet – “Vattnet”

There is nothing more “progressive” than a band that completely reinvents themselves. After releasing two awesome atmospheric black metal albums, New Hampshire’s Vattnet Viskar went through a major change. Lead vocalist and guitarist Nicholas Thornbury left the band. Casey Aylward … Continue reading

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GALACTIC COWBOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM LONG WAY BACK TO THE MOON

I’ve been a Galactic Cowboys fan from the very beginning. Their self titled album blew me away and I’ve loved every release since then. FINALLY, they are back after 17 years apart. Here’s the press release from their new label … Continue reading

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The Contortionist – “Clairvoyant”

I got into The Contortionist after hearing the first song off their debut album on a sampler from Good Fight Music. They walked the line between djent and deathcore. Thankfully they never quite went full on deathcore on their debut … Continue reading

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Gentle Giant – “Three Piece Suite”

There are two very obvious things involved with this album. One is that Gentle Giant are incredible. The second is that Steven Wilson is great at remixing. The sad thing about “Three Piece Suite” is that the songs on it … Continue reading

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