Monthly Archives: March 2018

Earthless – “Black Heaven”

Earthless have been one of the best instrumental bands that you might not know of. The band have recorded albums with 20 minute psychedelic jams that flat out ROCK. They have only featured vocals once in the past and it … Continue reading

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Malady – “Toinen Toista”

I spent a lot of hours listening to Scandinavian prog. But I also love Finnish prog as well (Finland isn’t part of Scandinavia for those curious). But that entire peninsula has given the world so many great bands over the … Continue reading

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Between the Buried and Me – “Automata I”

I think many people know that I love Between the Buried and Me and that I hate their new record label, Sumerian. Sumerian is one of the shittiest labels on the planet. Why? I don’t have the space to waste … Continue reading

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Monotheist – “Scourge”

Monotheist are not a band for the faint of heart. They play some of the most technical death metal that I’ve heard (and I have heard a lot) and rarely let the listener up for air. What makes them great … Continue reading

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Jordsjø – “Jord”

Jordsjø is yet another great prog band from Norway. They remind me of a mix of Änglagård, Wobbler, Anima Morte and Goblin. It has all of the classic prog elements like vintage keyboards and flutes. Take the classic prog aesthetics … Continue reading

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Bob Katsionis – “Prognosis & Synopsis”

Keyboard wiz Bob Katsionis is probably best known for his work with Firewind. At least that’s where I know him from. While he plays a key role with that band, he is constantly overshadowed by guitarist Gus G. I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Crippled Black Phoenix – “Horrific Honorifics”

Crippled Black Phoenix have always been a band that have done cover songs. They are really good at them too. I suppose it was only a matter of time before they did an all cover album or EP. “Horrific Honorifics” … Continue reading

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Spock’s Beard announce 13th studio album ‘Noise Floor’

The album sees the return of drummer Nick D’Virgilio, who originally left in 2011. It was engineered by long-time collaborator Rich Mouser and will be released as a 2CD digipak (featuring an EP of material from the same sessions), gatefold … Continue reading

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