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Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant (InsideOut)

I was hugely impressed by Caligula’s Horse last album “In Contact” (2017), and the way they stepped up to the plate and proved worthy of being the main headliners at ProgPower Europe in 2018. “Rise Radiant” is the Australian progressive… Continue Reading →

Haken – Virus (InsideOut)

It won’t have escaped anyone’s attention that the title of this album is topical. In fact Haken are not jumping on any current bandwagon here, not that that ever is their way, but it’s a kind of sequel to the… Continue Reading →

Sarpa – Solivagus (S/R)

A bit of everything here from Texan project Sarpa. It’s not often you hear a driving African drum beat fused with black metal. That was for openers. Black metal fury continues with “Triad of Might”. It’s expansive, epic and downright… Continue Reading →

Shaman Elephant – Wide Awake But Still Asleep (Karisma Records)

May 2020 has been quite a progressively influenced month for me on Ave Noctum. It all started with the unique melancholic progressive flavourings of Green Carnation, Thoughts Factory were next with traditional Progressive Metal, Horisont came at it next, chucking… Continue Reading →

Dool – Summerland (Prophecy)

It’s true that there is not a huge amount to look forward to at the moment and we have to take the pleasures where we can. Thank goodness for music and this is something that I and no doubt anyone… Continue Reading →

White Stones – Kuarahy (Nuclear Blast)

So, as I know there are legions of Opeth fans out there among you, let’s get this up straight and centre. “White Stones” are the death metal band put together by Uruguayan Opeth band member Martin Lopez. To be honest,… Continue Reading →

Sweven – The Eternal Resonance (Ván Records)

As you’ve probably guessed this Swedish act is named after the final album by Morbus Chron before they split up. Purely the sonic vision of Morbus Chron’s Robert Andersson this could be viewed as a solo project under the banner… Continue Reading →

Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade)

I appreciated the imaginative patterns of Intronaut’s “Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)” (2013) if not the vocals. Since then they released a further album “Direction of All Things”, and now this, their sixth album release. I did actually see… Continue Reading →

The Massacre Cave – Godlust (Red Death Records)

I thoroughly enjoyed The Massacre Cave’s mini album “The Ninth Wave” (2012) – lots of ideas and well executed – and was very pleased to be reunited with them in the form of their new album “Godlust”. The band is… Continue Reading →

Big Scenic Nowhere – Vision Beyond Horizon (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Fans of desert and stoner rock are in for a treat with this collaboration that strings together an impressive selection of contributors. Whilst some collaborations don’t quite come together, this one is a different kettle of fish. Fu Manchu’s Bob… Continue Reading →

In Human Form – III (I, Voidhanger)

This band from Massachusetts doesn’t conform to stereotypes. An avantgarde front stands with extreme metal and an avowed love of prog-jazz fusion. We don’t lurch from one passage to another as it’s smoother than that, but you have to have… Continue Reading →

The Old Dead Tree – The End (Season of Mist)

This is a really interesting release. I remember The Old Dead Tree in particular from their excellent 2003 work “The Nameless Disease”. They followed this up with two albums before splitting, resulting in the EP “The End” being their first… Continue Reading →

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