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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!

McStine & Minnemann to release debut album on July 3rd!

Exciting news! The great Marco Minnemann is teaming up with the immensely talented Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance) for a new album! Check out the press release below! McStine & Minnemann is a new band consisting of Randy McStine and Marco Minnemann … Continue reading

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Katatonia – “City Burials”

After a (thankfully) brief hiatus, Katatonia got back in action with a tour to honor the 10th anniversary of “Night is the New Day” in 2019. So naturally the next step was a new album and that’s something I always … Continue reading

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Mantric – “False Negative”

It always amazes me when a band sets the bar higher with each album that they release. Eventually you think “okay, there’s no way this one can be better than the last one.” Mantric has 2 exceptional albums already and … Continue reading

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Witchcraft – “Black Metal”

First off, do not be fooled. “Black Metal” is not a black metal album. For that matter it is not a Witchcraft album either. So what gives? What “Black Metal” really is is a solo acoustic album by Witchcraft mastermind … Continue reading

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Hexvessel – “Kindred”

Life is made up of second chances and second opportunities. This is provided we choose to take them. Given how many times that I miss my first chance at something, I am always willing to give it another chance. Such … Continue reading

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Oranssi Pazuzu – “Mestarin kynsi”

Oranssi Pazuzu are not going to be for everyone. If you aren’t into wretched black metal vocals like Ihsahn or Enslaved do, then you can skip this review. But if you do like those style of vocals and love the … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 18

Igorrr– “Spirituality and Distortion” Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: 27 March 2020 First off, Igorrr is not going to be for everyone. If one were to look up extreme metal, I think Igorrr would be the definition. There is … Continue reading

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Pure Reason Revolution – “Eupnea”

There’s been a lot of bands making comebacks lately it seems. One band that I’ve wanted to reform is Pure Reason Revolution. Their debut album “The Dark Third” is essential. While their next two albums didn’t quite live up to … Continue reading

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Former members of Jellyfish reunite as The Lickerish Quartet

This is GREAT news. 3/4ths of Jellyfish have reunited! I wish Andy Sturmer would come out of hiding! Still, the first track from The Lickerish Quartet is a dandy! Here’s the press release: ______________________________________________   March 13, 2020 — It’s … Continue reading

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White Stones – “Kuarahy”

White Stones is the solo project of Martin Mendez, bassist for Opeth. It’s surprises me that he’d never done anything outside of Opeth. But I suppose it’s just as surprising that he is finally doing something. “Kuarahy” was an album … Continue reading

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