Category Archives: avant garde

Pain of Salvation – “Panther”

Panther. The new album. Pain of Salvation are known to take chances both with their style and production. I respect that but sadly this one loses a lot due to a poor mix and production. This is their St. Anger. … Continue reading

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Oranssi Pazuzu – “Mestarin kynsi”

Oranssi Pazuzu are not going to be for everyone. If you aren’t into wretched black metal vocals like Ihsahn or Enslaved do, then you can skip this review. But if you do like those style of vocals and love the … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 18

Igorrr– “Spirituality and Distortion” Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: 27 March 2020 First off, Igorrr is not going to be for everyone. If one were to look up extreme metal, I think Igorrr would be the definition. There is … Continue reading

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Ihsahn – “Telemark” EP

Ihsahn is one of my favorite artists. In my book, he is a musical genius that can do whatever he wants and pull it off. His plan now is to release two EPs with the first one being “Telemark,” named … Continue reading

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Transport Aerian announce European tour for 2020

Here’s a press release from Transport Aerian announcing an upcoming 2020 European tour. No dates have been published yet however. But a new song is coming on January 24th via Melodic Revolution Records! Belgian progressive rock project Transport Aerian comes … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 14

To start things off, we have the long awaited fourth album by Noekk, “Waltzing In Obscurity.” I reviewed their EP “Carol Stones and Elder Rock” from last year which was an all acoustic affair. I had wondered if that was … Continue reading

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O.R.k – “Ramagehead”

Is it possible for me, as a huge fan of P@ Mastelotto, to give an objective review? Probably not but I’m going to do it anyway. Consisting of band members Lef: vocals, keys (Obake, Berserk!), Carmelo Pipitone: guitars (Marta Sui Tubi), Colin Edwin: … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 8

It’s hard to fathom what Juha Raivio has been thru over the last few years. He has seen half of Swallow the Sun leave for various reasons but more importantly, his partner, Aleah Stanbridge, passed away in 2016. No one … Continue reading

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HEADPHONE MEDITATIONS: Secret Oyster – “STRAIGHT TO THE KRANKENHAUS”

Let me begin by saying that this album, in my opinion, is a lost gem. The fourth and last studio album, originally released by CBS Denmark in 1976, is the result of an already talented band coming to their creative … Continue reading

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