Author Archives: Ryan Good

About Ryan Good

Formerly: Host of "Strong PROGress", college radio music program Director of Loud Rock Department WSUM in Madison, WI On-Air Host 105.5 WMMM in Madison, WI Drums/songwriter/vocals Runga Kutta Host "So Jam Good" in Nekoosa, WI

Innerspace – “Rise”

Canadian Progressive rockers Innerspace have released their sophomore recording “RISE” and it’s a grower. If you are reading this website, you probably know what a “grower” is. In case you are unaware, it’s a recording that at first is somewhat … Continue reading

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Pyramaze – “Contingent”

When it comes to music reviews, I believe that the following disclaimer is a double-edge sword: “I don’t normally listen to this genre.” Why would that matter? Maybe that would let me off the hook if I gave Pyramaze’s new … Continue reading

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Slyde – “Back Again” EP

Being totally unfamiliar with Slyde, I have to make comparisons to launch this review of the “Back Again” EP. “Fading” opens with metallic guitar chording reminiscent of Leprous, but then bust into double-time metal in the Coheed vein. I also … Continue reading

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Dolcetti – “Arriver”

Whimsical yet serious, melodically surprising and rhythmically challenging are the phrases that immediately come to mind while listening to the sophmore recording of Italy’s Dolcetti, entitled “Arriver.” The guitar stylings of Gianni Rojatti, to my ears, are steeped in the … Continue reading

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Dysrhythmia – “The Veil of Control”

My first exposure to Dysrhythmia was when they played before Intronaut and Cynic back in 2009. I was not prepared for what I was witnessing; it was a simple trio but the sounds they were making were chaotic and dense, … Continue reading

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Aisles – “Hawaii”

I found out about Chilean prog rock group Aisles’ new recording “Hawaii” by doing normal internet stuff: searching Bandcamp for progressive rock bands, reading Twitter, having that circle of friends constantly on the lookout for new music. Ideas to consider … Continue reading

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Third Ion – “Biolith”

July 8th brings the new release from Canadian progressive metal band Third Ion called “Biolith.” This release continues to showcase the band’s love of prog-metal and video games and my mind instantly draws a connection to Last Chance To Reason … Continue reading

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What Escapes Me – “Egress Point”

Hailing from Kolkata, India, What Escapes Me plays progressive metal that will appeal to many listeners. Their CD “Egress Point” was released on April 27, 2016 and has been an independent, DIY venture. Track one is instrumental and introduces a … Continue reading

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Fallujah – “Dreamless”

San Francisco Bay-area atmospheric death metal band Fallujah release “Dreamless” Friday, April 29th on Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD may be titled “Dreamless” but there are plenty of lush, ethereal events going on thanks to the highly stylized guitar techniques … Continue reading

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Aliases – “Derangeable”

The Basick Records 2012 sampler was my first exposure to the UK’s Aliases (not to mention Circles, Monuments, Uneven Structure). While they did seem to disappear after that, it was not without good reason; one lead singer came and went, … Continue reading

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