Monthly Archives: February 2018

Letters From The Colony – “Vignette”

It would be easy to just lump Letters From The Colony in the djent category with their Swedish countrymen Meshuggah. But Letters From The Colony only use some djent as part of their overall extreme metal/progressive metal sound. There are … Continue reading

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Usurpress – “Interregnum”

I passed on reviewing the last Usurpress album “The Regal Tribe” and it’s one of those times that when I did pass, I knew I had fucked up. My excuse at the time was that I was buried in reviews … Continue reading

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The Atlas Moth – “Coma Noir”

The Atlas Moth are one of those bands that there are times I really like and other times I wonder if I am out of my mind for listening to them. They are heavy and very much along the lines … Continue reading

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Howling Sycamore – “Howling Sycamore”

Just when you thought all the great band names have been taken, along comes supergroup Howling Sycamore! When I learned that the band was made up of former Watchtower vocalist Jason McMaster and ex-Obscura drummer Hannes Grossmann, I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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Steve Hackett – “Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham”

Another year, another Steve Hackett live album? It does seem like Steve releases one for every tour he does but I do think the fan base that he has developed over the years warrants it. He can really do as … Continue reading

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Mark Deutrom – “The Silent Treatment”

Reviewing re-issues isn’t something I do very often. One reason to take a look at the debut album “The Silent Treatment” from ex-Melvins bassist Mark Deutrom is that I love (the) Melvins. Granted they go thru bassists like Spinal Tap … Continue reading

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Tonochrome – “A Map In Fragments”

My adventure in music discovery continues. Tonochrome is another band I may have not heard of if it wasn’t for the internet. The first mention of the band I saw was via a member of the group of whom I … Continue reading

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Jon von Boehm – “Ortus”

While I am not a jazz expert, I do like many jazz fusion acts like Tribal Tech and Mahavishnu Orchestra. Bassist Jon von Boehm is a very talented bassist who leads his own trio into action on his new album … Continue reading

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Breidablik – “Penumbra”

When I heard the opening track Penumbra Part 1 for the first time, a thought popped into my head, “If Bass Communion and Tangerine Dream had a baby, it might sound like this”. Breidablik is the project of Morton Birkeland … Continue reading

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Caravela Escarlate – “Caravela Escarlate”

Can a band from Brazil be considered Rock Progressivo Italiano? I suppose technically they cannot. But it’s clear when listening to the self titled debut by Caravela Escarlate that they very much have RPI running through their veins. This album … Continue reading

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