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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...progressive music!

Neal Morse Band (NMB) – “Innocence & Danger”

NMB is the new abbreviation used by the Neal Morse Band, kinda like ELP or ELO. They are back with another double album, “Innocence & Danger.” Unlike the last two albums, this is not a concept record and to be … Continue reading

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Rob’s FINAL Recommendation Roundup

This is my last “review” because, as I know I’ve said, I’ve never enjoyed writing them. To me, music is about exploring for yourself and not letting people tell you what is good and what is shit. Additionally, bands,labels and … Continue reading

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Subterranean Masquerade – “Mountain Fever”

Israel’s Subterranean Masquerade have had a string of very good albums over the years. Their consistency made me question why band leader Tomer Pink would dump world class vocalists Kjetil Nordhus and Paul Kuhr. Partially it was that each have … Continue reading

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The Aristocrats announce new live album ‘FREEZE! Live in Europe 2020’ to be released on May 7th

Here is the press release regarding the upcoming live album by the Aristocrats! The rowdy and rollicking instrumental rock/fusion power trio The Aristocrats (guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann) loudly and proudly showcase their renowned electric onstage chemistry … Continue reading

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Liquid Tension Experiment – “LTE3”

The long awaited third album by supergroup, Liquid Tension Experiment is finally here. “LTE3” comes 22 years after their second and seemingly final album. Obviously a lot has transpired since then.Keyboard wiz Jordan Rudess joined Dream Theater after the second … Continue reading

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Transatlantic – “The Absolute Universe”

This is one of the trickier reviews I have had to do. I am reviewing two versions of the same album. As you probably know, Transatlantic recorded “The Absolute Universe” as a single album and then decided hey let’s make … Continue reading

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Jason Bieler & The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra – “Songs For The Apocalypse”

Jason Bieler & The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra is the new project from Saigon Kick mainman, Jason Bieler. While I am familiar with his well known band, I don’t know a lot of his solo material. I do own a … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 23

      There’s been a few releases that I haven’t reviewed but do deserve to be brought to your attention. The first is the second album by Our Oceans, “While Time Disappears.” The band were known as Exivous, an … Continue reading

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Rob’s Top 20 Studio Albums of 2020

In case you missed my radio show, here is my countdown of my 20 favorite studio albums of 2020. No EPs, no live albums, no hits albums. 20. Ring Van Mobius – “The 3rd Majesty” 19. Lunatic Soul – “Through … Continue reading

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Gryphon – “Get Out of My Father’s Car!”

Gryphon is back again, proving that their reunion for “Re-invention” was not a one off. “Get Out of My Father’s Car!” features original members Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland and Dave Oberlé joined by Andy Findon from the last album plus … Continue reading

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