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!

Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 6

I cannot understand if “Manifesto of an Alchemist” is a Roine Stolt solo album or just a strange variation of The Flower Kings. It is credited to Roine Stolt’s The Flower King. I know this shouldn’t drive me nuts but … Continue reading

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Psycroptic – “As the Kingdom Drowns”

Tasmania’s Psycroptic is BACK with “As The Kingdom Drowns” and wow, it’s a killer album. Sure it’s only 35 minutes but it’s a relentless, blistering album nonetheless! I enjoy Psycroptic in doses. Like any tech death metal band, they can … Continue reading

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I know most people know about this but here’s the official press release regarding the brand new album by Dream Theater!   Band To Embark on The Distance Over Time Tour of North America Beginning March 2019   Two-time Grammy-nominated … Continue reading

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Antimatter – “Black Market Enlightenment”

Time to start with another one of my disclaimers. I love Antimatter so a new album by Mick Moss would have to be dreadful for me not to like it. That said, I do tend to have higher expectations for … 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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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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