Author Archives: Rob

About Rob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music!

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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Dukes of the Orient – “Dukes of the Orient”

Dukes of the Orient began life as Asia. John Payne joined Asia back in 1991 for the “Aqua” album. Payne partnered with Asia leader Geoff Downes for 5 excellent albums before Downes reformed Asia’s original lineup leaving Payne without a … Continue reading

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