Monthly Archives: February 2020

Toundra – “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari”

One’s discovery of new music is an ongoing process. I have to, nay, must argue with those who say as one gets older as a human that you are less open to new music. That has not been my case … Continue reading

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Jan Akkerman – “Close Beauty”

I let the latest solo album by ex-Focus guitarist Jan Akkerman pass me on by. I listened to it initially and it just didn’t hit me at all. I even thought how he and Focus should reunite since Focus’ latest … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 17

Godsticks – “Inescapable” Label: Kscope Release Date: 7 February 2020 Godsticks are a band that definitely get better with each album. There have been times in the past where I wasn’t sure just how much I liked them. But they … Continue reading

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Ihsahn – “Telemark” EP

Ihsahn is one of my favorite artists. In my book, he is a musical genius that can do whatever he wants and pull it off. His plan now is to release two EPs with the first one being “Telemark,” named … Continue reading

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Blind Ego – Preaching to the Choir

Blind Ego return 4 years after the fantastic 2016 album, Liquid. It came to me right around when I was getting back into music heavily again. I was just rediscovering all the prog and metal releases that I had missed … Continue reading

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Sepultura – “Quadra”

I reviewed the last Sepultura album and I know people were surprised since they aren’t really prog. That said, there was plenty of prog moments on “Machine Messiah.” The title being a reference to the Yessong. They are back on … Continue reading

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Virgil Donati – “Ruination”

As a drummer and composer, Virgil Donati is one of the best on the planet. [Insert a Planet X joke in here.] Yes I first learned about Donati from his collaboration with Derek Sherinian in Planet X. To be honest, … Continue reading

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