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Semantic Saturation – Paradigms

I’m new to Semantic Saturation so I dove into this one without knowing anything about them. Figured I would give it a full, fresh, blind listen. And I enjoy what I hear. . The band is made up of creator … Continue reading

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Epica vs. Attack on Titan

So, this is a release that came out last December in Japan but is just now getting a wide release to the rest of the world. Not sure why, given the fairly strong following the show it is based on … Continue reading

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Southern Empire – Civilisation

Well… here we are. The band whose debut album was my top release of 2016 has returned! Southern Empire introduce their sophomore effort and they definitely ramped up the epicness this go around. It clocks in at 4 tracks and … Continue reading

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Lux Terminus – “The Courage to Be”

First of all, I need to get it out in the open that I am a fan of  the multi-talented Vikram Shankar. Ever since I first saw that keyboard medley he did with a little Dream Theater and a little Haken, I … Continue reading

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Tyranny of Hours – “Darkling”

Before getting this album to review, I haven’t heard any music from Tyranny of Hours before. At least, that I recall. But it has been 5 years since the last album and I have listened to A LOT of music … Continue reading

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Haken – “L-1VE”

Well… Here we are. Haken’s first ever live album. And it’s got so much material, it is spread across two discs… well… four. I like being given bang for my buck. The physical copy comes with the Amsterdam concert on … Continue reading

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Xenoverse – “The Fall: Part I”

TLDR: Holy crap! This is vying for my top spot this year. Progressive metal at its best! . Another band that I love from Finland. Who would have thought?  The Fall: Part 1 is the first part of a two … Continue reading

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