Category Archives: modern metal

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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Threat Signal – “Disconnect”

Another band that’s back in action after being quiet for a number of years is Ontario’s Threat Signal. To be fair, the band has weathered many challenges since they released their self titled third album in 2011. They faced everything … Continue reading

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Iris Divine – “The Static and the Noise”

Iris Divine is another one of those bands that I’d heard of and been meaning to check out, but just never got a chance to do so. That’s one of the reasons I am still doing reviews! And after hearing … Continue reading

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Signals of Bedlam – “Escaping Velocity”

NYC’s Signals of Bedlam are a VERY talented band. However, sometimes talent isn’t enough. “Escaping Velocity” is one of those albums that starts out pretty good before essentially falling off a cliff. Stylistically, the band remind me of Tool or … Continue reading

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In Flames – “Battles”

Let’s get a few things out of the way. No I don’t consider In Flames to be “prog.” I decided to review this album because I like the band. So if you are only into things labeled as “prog,” you … Continue reading

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Temperance – “The Earth Embraces Us All”

I’m trying to figure out why people still listen to symphonic power prog in 2016. Ever since some bands released great music in this genre during the 2000s, many others have been trying to imitate them ever since. Temperance look … Continue reading

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