Category Archives: progressive metal

Anacrusis – The Metal Blade Re-issues

Anacrusis emerged from St. Louis, Missouri back in 1986. They merged thrash metal with progressive metal though their earlier material was more thrash. By the time the band released their fourth and final album “Screams and Whispers” in 1993, they … Continue reading

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Opeth – “In Cauda Venenum”

Opeth are back again with “In Cauda Venenum” and, for those fans still thinking the death vocals will make a return, it’s time to give that up. There’s the one moment in “Dignity” that is somewhat harsh but, other than … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 14

To start things off, we have the long awaited fourth album by Noekk, “Waltzing In Obscurity.” I reviewed their EP “Carol Stones and Elder Rock” from last year which was an all acoustic affair. I had wondered if that was … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day Two

MaYaN pictured above. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 – Day 2: (All photos taken by me.) For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html Tomorrow’s Eve (Germany/USA) 4-5pm Butt dragging already. Oh boy. Got to the venue a … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day One

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 – Day 1: (All photos taken by me. Had some settings issues so they are what they are) For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html So, next year, I’ll have our room … Continue reading

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Sonata Arctica – Talviyö

This band doesn’t really need an introduction as most in this realm of music have heard them and already developed an opinion of them… multiple times even. And, man, do those opinions vary wildly. I could be way off base, … Continue reading

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