Category Archives: symphonic metal

ProgPowerUSA 2018 – Day Three

Each day will be listed in the order that the bands performed. And if you missed Day Two, you can find it here (opens in new tab). . . . Manimal (Power Metal from Sweden) . I went in cold on … Continue reading

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MaYaN – “Dhyana”

A while back, MaYaN launched a successful indiegogo campaign to get an orchestra for it this album and this, their third album, is the first to feature one with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. And it is glorious. I’m a sucker for this … Continue reading

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Ethernity – “The Human Race Extinction”

Hailing from Belgium, Ethernity are a progressive metal band made up of vocalist Julie Colin, Julien Spreutels on keyboards, Nicolas Spreutels on drums, Francois Spreutels on bass, and guitars provided by Francesco Mattei (lead) and Thomas Henry. For more of … Continue reading

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Manticora – “To Kill To Live To Kill”

Prior to this, I had never heard of Manticora. And on paper, not only should I know who they are but I should be a fan of theirs. Their new album “To Kill To Live To Kill” has all of … Continue reading

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Epica vs. Attack on Titan

So, this is a release that came out last December in Japan but is just now getting a wide release to the rest of the world. Not sure why, given the fairly strong following the show it is based on … Continue reading

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Tyranny of Hours – “Darkling”

Before getting this album to review, I haven’t heard any music from Tyranny of Hours before. At least, that I recall. But it has been 5 years since the last album and I have listened to A LOT of music … Continue reading

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Traun – “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine”

For all intents and purposes, the trilogy of releases from Traun called “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine” make up three parts of a full album. Each of them are roughly 20 minutes long … Continue reading

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