Category Archives: metal

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┬áDistorted 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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Black Neon District – “Standing Waves”

Djent as a genre has pretty much exhausted itself. At least that’s what I think and then a band will come along that channels djent in a new, fresher way. VOLA was one of those bands. Letters From The Colony … 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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