Author Archives: Rob

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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!

Enslaved – “Utgard”

For me, Enslaved can do no wrong. But still, many artists have come to disappoint me (you know who they are). Fortunately with “Utgard,” Enslaved continue to be one of the great bands of our time. The band seems to … Continue reading

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Jakko M. Jakszyk – “Secrets & Lies”

2020 has been a terrible year. Fortunately the music of 2020 has been amazing. InsideOut has released a lot of great albums this year and here’s a look at one of the latest. Current King Crimson frontman Jakko Jakszyk took … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 22

Albums that you should consider checking out. First is the latest from the German collective Panzerballett called Planet Z. The main difference on this album versus past albums is the use of guest drummers. The list of drummers is quite … Continue reading

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Ihsahn – “Pharos” EP

Ihsahn decided on releasing two EPs versus one album. He split the tracks into two buckets: heavier and more melodic. The first EP was “Telemark” which was released earlier in the year. That was the heavy one. Now we have … Continue reading

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The Pineapple Thief – “Versions of the Truth”

Let’s get this out of the way. Having been a fan of Bruce Soord and the Pineapple Thief since 2002 or prior, I’ve yet to not love every album released. The new album “Versions of the Truth” is no exception. … Continue reading

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Simon Collins – “Becoming Human”

“Becoming Human” is the fourth solo album by Simon Collins, also known as Phil’s son. It comes after the 2013 release of a stellar album by Sound of Contact “Dimensionaut” on which Simon was the lead vocalist and drummer. Former … Continue reading

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Traveling back to 1997!

Over the course of the last…how many years have I been doing my internet radio show…let’s say 5 years, 6 years, I have done shows that focus on specific years. I’ve done all of the 70s individually. I did a … Continue reading

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Fates Warning reveals details for new album, ‘Long Day Good Night’

Very exciting news from Metal Blade Records and Fates Warning! Here is the press release. Fates Warning have been a formidable presence in progressive metal for more than 35 years, helping to shape and drive the genre without ever compromising … Continue reading

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The Tangent – “Auto Reconnaissance”

I’ve been into The Tangent right from the release of “The Music That Died Alone.” Since that amazing debut album, the band have been very “up and down” for me. Good album, average album, great album, bad album. So I … Continue reading

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Pain of Salvation – “Panther”

Panther. The new album. Pain of Salvation are known to take chances both with their style and production. I respect that but sadly this one loses a lot due to a poor mix and production. This is their St. Anger. … Continue reading

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