Category Archives: progressive metal

Marco Hietala – Pyre of the Black Heart

And now we get the English version of this great album. Though, most of you will already be familiar with this (if you too are a fan of Nightwish), having heard the Finnish version released last year. And yes, I … Continue reading

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Neil Peart 1952-2020

It’s hard to put into words how much Neil Peart meant to me. It’s staggering to see how much he meant to SO MANY people. It was more than his talent as a drummer or even his ability to craft … Continue reading

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Moron Police – “A Boat on the Sea”

I get a lot of submissions from labels and PR reps. When Roie Avin of Royal Avenue Media (and InsideOut and the Prog Report) sent me “A Boat on the Sea” by Moron Police, I wasn’t blown away. I listened … 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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Sons of Apollo – “MMXX”

Somehow, prog metal supergroup Sons of Apollo survived to make a second album, “MMXX.” I’ll admit I was worried that I would not like “Psychotic Symphony,” but overall it was a really good album with enough hooks and prog craziness … Continue reading

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