Category Archives: avant garde

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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Progressive Music Planet radio show joins Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio!

In addition to having my weekly radio show LIVE each Sunday at 10am Eastern on Metal World Radio, I’m pleased to be rerun each Tuesday evening at 8pm Eastern on Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio! I’ve been on Metal World … Continue reading

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Traun – “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine”

For all intents and purposes, the trilogy of releases from Traun called “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine” make up three parts of a full album. Each of them are roughly 20 minutes long … Continue reading

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Ihsahn – “Ámr”

In my opinion, Ihsahn is a musical genius. I don’t use that term lightly either. The list of people that I classify as a musical genius is short. It’s much shorter when I limit it to living legends. Every album … Continue reading

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Voices – “Frightened”

Concept albums can be a very slippery slope for me. Too many are bloated and corny. Darker concept records seem to appeal to me though. The last album by UK’s Voices was one of those albums. “London” was an album … Continue reading

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