Category Archives: metal

Oranssi Pazuzu – “Mestarin kynsi”

Oranssi Pazuzu are not going to be for everyone. If you aren’t into wretched black metal vocals like Ihsahn or Enslaved do, then you can skip this review. But if you do like those style of vocals and love the … Continue reading

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Dynazty – “The Dark Delight”

Gonna do something a little different and step outside the box on this one. The prog box, that is. Don’t worry, this page is still prog. But thought I would highlight a non-prog band just to show that there is … Continue reading

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Sepultura – “Quadra”

I reviewed the last Sepultura album and I know people were surprised since they aren’t really prog. That said, there was plenty of prog moments on “Machine Messiah.” The title being a reference to the Yessong. They are back on … Continue reading

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Dead Kosmonaut – “Gravitas”

I’d never heard of the Swedish band Dead Kosmonaut before getting sent this promo but I liked the description so I gave it a shot. They definitely merge Sabbath and Maiden but also have a Uriah Heep vibe going as … Continue reading

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Restless Amoeba’s Top Albums of 2019… and other things…

Last year was a real pain in the ass trying to compile a list of my top albums of 2018. So much so, that i made a concerted effort to start tracking and building my list as I went along. … Continue reading

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Ray Alder – “What The Water Wants”

“What The Water Wants” is the debut solo album by long time Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder. Alder has been with Fates since 1987 and has been a part of other projects such as Engine and more recently Redemption. With … Continue reading

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ProgPowerUSA 2018 – Day Three

Each day will be listed in the order that the bands performed. And if you missed Day Two, you can find it here. . . . Manimal (Power Metal from Sweden) . I went in cold on this one. I … Continue reading

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Distorted Harmony – “A Way Out”

Israel’s Distorted Harmony started out as a more straight up prog metal outfit with very obvious Dream Theater influences. They released their debut album “Utopia” for free and garnered much attention. When it came time for the second album, the band … Continue reading

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NON – “The Time is Now”

NON is short for Nine O Nine. They are from Portugal and part of the reason I decided to review their album “The Time is Now” was I did hear SOME potential. They are good musicians, they understand how to … Continue reading

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