Monthly Archives: October 2018

Horrendous – “Idol”

I’ve seen a lot of press regarding Horrendous’ new CD Idol (released September 28, 2018). They certainly earn a cool point for the wicked cover art – it’s HR Giger plus Dalvador Dali for me. The opening track is a … Continue reading

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Gösta Berlings Saga – “ET EX”

Sweden’s Gösta Berlings Saga are one of the newer signings by InsideOut Music but they are far from a new band. They have been together about 18 years now and their first album for the label “ET EX” is their … Continue reading

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Ayreon – “Into The Electric Castle: The 20th Anniversary Edition”

First of all… 20 freaking years since this came out. Is it classic rock yet? Time, please stop… or just slow down a little. Get your foot off the gas, at least! Let’s just get down to it. Same album, … Continue reading

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Sutej Singh – “The Emerging”

Sutej, hailing from Solan, Himachal Pradesh (INDIA), is very new to me and I can only say… what an introduction! The whole thing is a very cinematic experience, layered in melody with a lot of emotion.  . Some fantastic players joining Sutej … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 4

Thumpermonkey sounded VERY much like Faith No More when I last heard them on “Sleep Furiously,” so when I heard a track from their new album “Make Me Young, Etc” I was surprised by how it sounded. “Veldt” is the … Continue reading

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – “Wasteland”

English rockers Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have returned with a concept album for the modern age. Of a world wiped of memories and personality. Where the zombified humans are glued to their screens. Receiving information fed to them, but … Continue reading

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Soft Machine – “Hidden Details”

Soft Machine is a band that even those folks who say they aren’t into progressive rock seem to know and love. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the band touch on something beyond prog that becomes their own … Continue reading

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Seventh Wonder – Tiara

I’m a bit of a late comer to Seventh Wonder. I was introduced to them via Mercy Falls, and sadly missed that performance the year they played it at ProgPower Usa. I really liked that album, even though I found … Continue reading

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VOLA – “Applause Of A Distant Crowd”

Copenhagen, Denmark’s VOLA has a fantastic sense of groove, the ability to write infectious melodies and creative off-kilter rhythms, tastefully utilized down-tuned guitars, and continue to grow with every recording. Their previous full-length “Inmazes” was once a name-your-price release on … Continue reading

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