Monthly Archives: November 2017

Single Celled Organism – “Splinter in the Eye”

Single Celled Organism is a neo-prog project by Jens Lueck from Germany. Neo-prog can really be a generic, vanilla form of prog in my opinion. It takes a lot to break free from the very SAFE sound of this sub … Continue reading

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Lucifer Was – “Morning Star”

I will start by admitting that I did not know who Lucifer Was was before being offered this album for review. Upon my first listen of their album Morning Star, I was struck by how classic sounding it was for … Continue reading

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Sectile – “Sectile” EP

There are times when a review is easy to write. Usually it’s when I really love something or really hate something. For Dublin’s Sectile, it’s actually neither of those. Their self titled EP is okay for what it is. The … Continue reading

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Kansas – “Leftoverture Live & Beyond”

Replacing a vocalist as dynamic and unique as Steve Walsh is damn near impossible. Kansas did it before when John Elefante was recruited in 1982. He did a decent job and it kept Kansas afloat until Walsh returned in 1985. … Continue reading

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Virgil & Steve Howe – “Nexus”

“Nexus” was to be the first connection between father and son. Steve Howe on guitars and his son Virgil Howe on everything else. Sadly, the younger Howe’s death on September 11, 2017 turned this album into his epitaph. The bond … Continue reading

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Dream Theater at the Palace Theatre, Albany NY on November 14, 2017

I saw Dream Theater for the first time back in 1993 on the Images and Words Tour at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. So it was very cool to see them yet again, but this time 25 years after … Continue reading

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Galactic Cowboys – “Long Way Back to the Moon”

At the risk of sounding like a fanboy, I’ve been into Galactic Cowboys since their self titled debut album came out back in 1991. Since then, I’ve picked up each album (and the EP) immediately and the band never disappoint. … Continue reading

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Entheos – “Dark Future”

Entheos have followed-up their 2016 debut CD with “Dark Future,” released November 11, 2017 on Spinefarm Records. Less than 18 months between two full-length CDs you ask? Chaney Crabb (vocals), Navene Koperweis (drums, ex-Animals as Leaders, Animosity), and Evan Brewer … Continue reading

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Almanac – “Kingslayer”

 Just over a year after their debut album “Tsar”, Almanac is back with their second outing, “Kingslayer.” Almanac is the project of guitarist Victor Smolski, formerly of Rage. The band have not one but THREE vocalists. That is part of … Continue reading

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Cloak – “To Venomous Depths”

For me, Atlanta’s Cloak fit the progressive death metal tag. Now, I do realize that many people will suggest otherwise and honestly, I can understand that argument. But their debut album “To Venomous Depths” is packed with great riffs and … Continue reading

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