Category Archives: progressive metal

Riverside – “ID.Entity”

I don’t really write reviews unless somehow I am motivated. I am motivated in this case because Riverside is back. I mean really back. Following the death of guitarist Piotr Grudziński in 2016, it was unclear how or even IF … Continue reading

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My Top 10 of 2022

Here are my 10 favorite studio albums of 2022 (in order): Elder –  “Innate Passage” Umphrey’s McGee – “Asking For a Friend” Threshold – “Dividing Lines” Tedeschi Trucks Band – “I Am The Moon: I-IV” Tangerine Dream – “Raum” Porcupine … Continue reading

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My top studio album of 2022 is the new album by Elder, “Innate Passage.” Highest possible recommendation. This band just gets stronger and stronger.

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SiX BY SiX – “SiX BY SiX”

Supergroups are nothing new to Robert Berry. Back in 1988, he fronted the band 3 (a personal favorite) which also featured ELP’s Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer. Prior to that he was briefly in GTR with Steve Howe. Recently he … Continue reading

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Sigh – “Shiki”

In my opinion Mirai Kawashima of Sigh is on par with the great Ihsahn when it comes to talent and vision within the progressive black metal community. The first album that really got my attention was “Imaginary Soundscape” from 2001. … Continue reading

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A-Z – “A-Z”

A-Z is the new project/band formed by former Fates Warning drummer Mark Zonder. He enlisted the services of his former bandmate the legendary Ray Alder on vocals. And that’s where the band name comes from A-Z, Alder-Zonder. The goal, according … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Albums of the first half of 2022

Here are some albums you should check out. These are in alphabetical order. Mikael Åkerfeldt – “Clark (Music from the Netflix Series)” Cave In – “Heavy Pendulum” The Dear Hunter – “Antimai” The Gathering – “Beautiful Distortion” Marillion – “An … Continue reading

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Porcupine Tree – “Closure/Continuation”

For years now, fans of Porcupine Tree have been begging for a new album. After the release of 2009’s “The Incident,” band leader Steven Wilson embarked on a very successful solo career. It seemed he no longer needed Porcupine Tree, … Continue reading

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Leave Your Preconceived Notions at the Door

It’s probably the hardest thing to do when it comes to any art form. Not having any sort of expectation. The only time that I can actually listen to an album without any sort of preconceived notion is if I … Continue reading

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Where did they go?

I was having a conversation in the comments with a friend on here about a one man project that apparently no longer exists on Bandcamp or anywhere else for that matter. I am not surprised. Of course it’s hard as … Continue reading

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