Category Archives: groove metal

GEPH – “Apophenia”

What do you get when you add two Chapman stick players and a drummer? You might think Stick Men but no, the correct answer is GEPH. GEPH are from Massachusetts and are clearly influenced by Tony Levin and the bands … Continue reading

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Fu Manchu – “Clone of the Universe”

I know what you’re thinking. Fu Manchu on a prog site?? Well hang on there. First off, I’ve loved this band since 1999’s “King of the Road.” They have that desert rock sound that Kyuss did and I loved Kyuss. … Continue reading

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Extremities – “Gaia”

People who share music with you are good people.  When Progman Rob sends me music to review, it’s like I have a personal Pandora-station making suggestions based on what he knows like.  It’s pretty cool.  [“awww, Ryan. -Rob] The email … Continue reading

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Toothgrinder – “Phantom Amour”

For the longest time, I was completely unsure if I liked or hated Toothgrinder’s last album “Nocturnal Masquerade.” There were elements I liked, and others that I didn’t. The band were heavy and yes fairly technical. This certainly gave them … Continue reading

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Byzantine – “The Cicada Tree”

Most reviews on this site are either requested by bands or releases that I receive from labels or PR agents. This review is not that. I like when an album that I buy impresses me enough to WANT to write … Continue reading

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