Category Archives: hard rock

HeKz – “Invicta”

UK prog metallers HeKz are another one of those bands that I’ve been meaning to check out in more detail but just haven’t had the time to do so. I’ve heard bits and pieces of their first two albums but … Continue reading

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Earthless – “Black Heaven”

Earthless have been one of the best instrumental bands that you might not know of. The band have recorded albums with 20 minute psychedelic jams that flat out ROCK. They have only featured vocals once in the past and it … Continue reading

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Magnum – “Lost On The Road To Eternity”

Magnum has been around a long time. I actually always meant to listen to them over the years but just never did. I finally did when I reviewed their last album, “Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies.” Rather than just accept the … Continue reading

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Circu5 – “Circu5”

Circu5 is the project of British mult-instrumentalist and vocalist Steve Tilling. Initially, the album didn’t seem like a fit for me but after giving it a fair shot, there’s a lot to enjoy. First off, the music of Circu5 is … Continue reading

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Edguy – “Monuments”

Compilations are a tricky situation. A band wants to release something that not only might attract new fans but also be something that existing fans will want to buy as well. Edguy has been around quite a while now and … Continue reading

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Cosmosquad – “The Morbid Tango”

I was reared on the instrumental guitar album, and it is this style that in many ways informed my initial dive into progressive rock and metal. As a musician, an active listener, and an analyst (for better or worse), there … Continue reading

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