Category Archives: classical

Marcela Bovio – “Unprecedented”

Vocalist and violinist Marcela Bovio is often associated with progressive music: She is the frontwoman of the symphonic progressive metal band Stream of Passion (the band is currently on their final tour) and collaborated with bands such as Ayreon, The … Continue reading

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Patrick Healy – “Setting a Course for Tomorrow”

Whenever I hear someone throw around the term “instrumental prog”, my mind instantly conjures images of bearded men bludgeoning multi-stringed monstrosities with metronomic precision. Either that or I expect streams of lithe arpeggios and endless guitar histrionics (sometimes these elements are … Continue reading

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Nathanael Larochette – “Earth and Sky”

Nathanael Larochette is the guitarist for the bands Musk Ox,a chamber folk outfit and for The Night Watch, a stellar prog metal band who are releasing “Boundaries.” I recently reviewed “Boundaries” so I was keen to hear what Nathanael Larochette … Continue reading

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Vmthanaachth – “Fit Secundum Regulam”

Based on the band’s name and even the album title, you might assume that Vmthanaachth are a black metal band. They are not. Based on the fact that there are only three tracks on “Fit Secundum Regulam” all of which … Continue reading

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So Hideous – “Laurestine (Orchestral)”

This album was one of my favorites from 2015. So Hideous decided to release an orchestral only version of “Laurestine.” I suppose the real artist is not So Hideous but rather The First Light Orchestra, who did all of the … Continue reading

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Beyond God – “A Moment of Black”

I remember listening to Stream Of Passion’s “A War of Our Own” back in 2014 and being completely blown away by the beautiful music – and as fate willed, the band broke up one week ago. But luckily, the Dutch … Continue reading

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iamthemorning – “Lighthouse”

This is a challenging album for me to review. There is no denying the talent of the Russian duo iamthemorning. The issue for me is that they are not a style of music that I listen to or really like. … Continue reading

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