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...progressive music!

Yes – “The Quest”

I’ve already pondered the “validity” of the current Yes lineup calling themselves “Yes,” but they are the only Yes we have. And just when we thought the mess that was “Heaven & Earth” would be the final Yes album, we … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

The question of when is a band no longer “authentically” that band is one you see constantly raised in music. Rarely do you have a band like Rush that kept the same members for years and then disbanded upon the … Continue reading

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Rank ‘Em: Haken studio albums

I haven’t done one of these columns in a long time so why not now? Add in that I post a lot less in general, so I thought why not a newer band. Haken has some amazing albums and all … Continue reading

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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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