Category Archives: cinematic metal

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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Bryan Beller – “Scenes From The Flood”

Bryan Beller is one of the best bassist on the planet. I would venture to say that he is also the most underrated as well. Many people know him as one third of The Aristocrats. But Bellar has played with … Continue reading

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Avantasia – “Moonglow”

I’m fairly new to Avantasia in the grand scheme of things. Ghostlights was my first exposure and I loved it, so I dug into the back catalog. I googled Tobias (which the google suggestions filled in a question asking what … Continue reading

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Leah – “The Quest”

It’s been a while since I have listened to a Leah album. Loved her earlier work and got pretty excited when King’s and Queens came out. Especially after I saw how long it was (I like longer songs). And while … Continue reading

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Gösta Berlings Saga – “ET EX”

Sweden’s Gösta Berlings Saga are one of the newer signings by InsideOut Music but they are far from a new band. They have been together about 18 years now and their first album for the label “ET EX” is their … Continue reading

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Ayreon – “Into The Electric Castle: The 20th Anniversary Edition”

First of all… 20 freaking years since this came out. Is it classic rock yet? Time, please stop… or just slow down a little. Get your foot off the gas, at least! Let’s just get down to it. Same album, … Continue reading

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Manticora – “To Kill To Live To Kill”

Prior to this, I had never heard of Manticora. And on paper, not only should I know who they are but I should be a fan of theirs. Their new album “To Kill To Live To Kill” has all of … Continue reading

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