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Blind Ego – Preaching to the Choir

Blind Ego return 4 years after the fantastic 2016 album, Liquid. It came to me right around when I was getting back into music heavily again. I was just rediscovering all the prog and metal releases that I had missed … Continue reading

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Marco Hietala – Pyre of the Black Heart

And now we get the English version of this great album. Though, most of you will already be familiar with this (if you too are a fan of Nightwish), having heard the Finnish version released last year. And yes, I … Continue reading

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Restless Amoeba’s Top Albums of 2019… and other things…

Last year was a real pain in the ass trying to compile a list of my top albums of 2018. So much so, that i made a concerted effort to start tracking and building my list as I went along. … Continue reading

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Nightwish – “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires”

Well… here we are again… another year, another live release. Looking back at their discography, it seems the last few (including this one) have been every three years. Nice and steady release schedule. Again, it will primarily be the already … Continue reading

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Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra – “Legacy Of The Dark Lands”

In addition to progressive metal and rock, one of my favorite types of music are dramatic film scores. And in that realm, one of my all time favorite groups is Two Steps From Hell, as they are one of the … Continue reading

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Vanden Plas – The Ghost Xperiment: AwakenIng

One of the mainstays of prog metal are back with part one of another two part concept album ( part two planned for next fall). This album is both short (6 tracks) and long (about 50 minutes). So, yeah, most … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day Four

Threshold pictured above Friday, Sept. 7, 2019 – Day 4: (All photos taken by me.)   For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): Sorcerer (Sweden) Screaming into day four is an epic doom metal band, Sorcerer, at … Continue reading

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