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Edge of Haze – “Deluge”

Edge of Haze’s “Deluge” is the type of record that is a bit difficult to write about. The trim and tight work checks many of the requisite boxes for this type of modern prog release, but ultimately while the production … Continue reading

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Mammoth – “PROGenies”

I remember happening upon Progman Rob’s review of Mammoth’s 2016 LP “Deviations”, and subsequently adding the release to my very large list of “need to check this out at some point” bands and albums. Unfortunately, although always noted with the … Continue reading

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Naeramarth – “The Innumerable Stars”

One man bands can be a double edged sword. On one hand, artists with a singular vision and the talent and drive to make that vision a reality can produce some stirring and powerful music. Within progressive music alone there … Continue reading

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Gentle Knife – “The Clock Unwound”

I always find it refreshing listening to a band that aims to sound different on every track, and I usually applaud artists willing to take this risk even if the results don’t always pan out. Gentle Knife takes this varied … Continue reading

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Ethos – “Shade & Soil”

Every once in a while I’ll run into a band that contains an element that I usually refer to as the “love it or hate it factor”. This is the one element that can potentially be the “make it or … Continue reading

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Lunar Cape – “Just Lunatics”

Sometimes during the course of listening to music with the intent to review it, it becomes apparent that what you are listening to just isn’t for you. It can be easy to want to simply hit eject, but the challenge … Continue reading

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Cosmosquad – “The Morbid Tango”

I was reared on the instrumental guitar album, and it is this style that in many ways informed my initial dive into progressive rock and metal. As a musician, an active listener, and an analyst (for better or worse), there … Continue reading

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