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!

Dream Theater release first track from upcoming album (Warning: opinions!)

Dream Theater release the first song from their upcoming album “Distance Over Time.” The song is called “Untethered Angel” and it’s the opening track on the album. It sounds like Dream Theater. But according to some fans of the band, … Continue reading

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Rank ‘Em: Queen studio albums

With the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” doing so well and that I did a “Freddie fix” last month on the Facebook page, it seemed only natural to rank Queen’s 15 studio albums. This was at times very easy and other times … Continue reading

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Editorial: Why does Derek Sherinian still have a grudge against Jordan Rudess?

Twenty years ago (I can’t believe it’s that LONG), Jordan Rudess was asked to join Dream Theater. The problem was the band had a keyboardist in Derek Sherinian. Sherinian was a really good player too. But both John Petrucci and … Continue reading

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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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DREAM THEATER RETURN WITH 14th STUDIO ALBUM DISTANCE OVER TIME SCHEDULED FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 22, 2019

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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