Category Archives: modern metal

Four Stroke Baron – “Planet Silver Screen”

“Planet Silver Screen” is the sophomore release by Nevada trio Four Stroke Baron. It’s an interesting mash up of metal, prog, and new wave, with a healthy sprinkling of 2000s alt-pop. From the opening track “Cut”, it was coming off … Continue reading

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VOLA – “Applause Of A Distant Crowd”

Copenhagen, Denmark’s VOLA has a fantastic sense of groove, the ability to write infectious melodies and creative off-kilter rhythms, tastefully utilized down-tuned guitars, and continue to grow with every recording. Their previous full-length “Inmazes” was once a name-your-price release on … Continue reading

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Haken – “Vector”

Regardless of whatever I type in this review, the new Haken album is going to please many people and sell really well. I could just leave it there I guess. But since I try to be the “objective” reviewer, I … Continue reading

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Soen – “Lykaia Revisited”

We’ve already reviewed “Lykaia” by Soen so this isn’t about the music. In fact,  I like this album even more musically than when it came out! This is to take a look at “Lykaia Revisited” which is a remastered version … Continue reading

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Deathwhite – “For a Black Tomorrow”

Back in 2015, I reviewed the last EP by Deathwhite. In it, I remarked how I assumed they would be a band I should like but that the EP just wasn’t quite good enough. I closed by saying they were … Continue reading

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Edge of Haze – “Deluge”

Edge of Haze’s “Deluge” is the type of record that is a bit difficult to write about. The trim and tight work checks many of the requisite boxes for this type of modern prog release, but ultimately while the production … Continue reading

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