Category Archives: melodic rock

Overtures – “Artifacts”

I am getting a bit frustrated with bands that employ singers that simply aren’t of the same caliber as the rest of the band. Overtures are one of those bands. The music is catchy and still in a prog vein. … Continue reading

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Circus Maximus – “Havoc”

What the fuck happened to Circus Maximus? That’s a questions many fans of the band have been asking, especially after hearing this album, “Havoc.” The band changed their sound quite a bit on their last album “Nine,” but it still … Continue reading

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Magnum – “Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies”

Magnum have been around a very long time. Their roots are in 70s prog but have had more in common with melodic hard rock than anything akin to Yes or King Crimson. For me, they are a more kinder, gentler … Continue reading

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Amphetamin – “A Flood of Strange Sensations”

“A Flood of Strange Sensations” is an aptly named album by Amphetamin (a/k/a Sebastian). At first I wasn’t sure this album fit within the scope of the site. Musically, it is misleading at first. It seems straight forward but after … Continue reading

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When Taking a Risk Goes Wrong

Prog bands are often in a very tricky position. By definition, being progressive means to change and evolve. To progress means moving forward. The problem is that if prog bands progress to far from what fans expect, there can be … Continue reading

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Koen Herfst – “Back to Balance”

Dutch drummer Koen Herfst has caused me to rethink reviewing music. His debut album “Back to Balance” could have been amazing. It starts out amazing. The third track “The Kramer” is an amazing prog metal instrumental. I was excited! By … Continue reading

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The Room – “Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam” release date announcement.

Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce that Beyond the Gates of Bedlam, the new album from UK melodic rock band The Room will be released on 20th November 2015. Pre-orders will open at the band’s headline appearance at Progtoberfest … Continue reading

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