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Major Parkinson – Blackbox (Karisma)

Major Parkinson – Blackbox (Karisma)

Ground Control to Major Parkinson … actually, that’s not so inappropriate as “Blackbox” has a cosmic, cinematic feel. It is the Norwegian band’s fourth album, and comprises a collection of eerie sounds. It is the most experimental of experimental works. As the drum beats hypnotically,.. Read More
Fleurety – The White Death (Peaceville)

Fleurety – The White Death (Peaceville)

Bloody hell you wait 17 years for a Fleurety album and 2 come along in the space of months. Fair enough ‘Inquietum’ which you can read all about elsewhere on these pages is strictly a compilation featuring 4 singles released between 2009-2017 but ‘The White.. Read More
Sons Of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony (Inside Out)

Sons Of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony (Inside Out)

Inside Out is a label renowned for housing progressive metal powerhouses and titans in the genre when it comes to complex performances, convoluted compositions and individual brilliance on the virtuoso level… Basically if you’re good at what you do in the realms of prog, you.. Read More
Wobbler – From Silence to Somewhere (Karisma Records)

Wobbler – From Silence to Somewhere (Karisma Records)

The interesting thing about Norway’s Wobbler, whose fourth album this is, is that they push boundaries in the world of prog, yet their music is so recognisable. This, without doubt, is the charm of it. This prog that they peddle is of an older school.. Read More
Five The Hierophant – Over Phlegethon – (Dark Essence)

Five The Hierophant – Over Phlegethon – (Dark Essence)

If you’ve ever read some of my inane scribblings, you’ll know I’m not at adverse to firing the occasional barb in the direction of the grim, kvlt mob who like to apply corpse paint and scream, and as such it’s a real surprise that I.. Read More
Grand Delusion – Supreme Machine (Minotauro Records)

Grand Delusion – Supreme Machine (Minotauro Records)

Those who can make any money, let alone a living out of reviewing are few and far between. The majority of writers are folks like your humble scribe who happen to be fans and want to spread the word of what is good, and maybe.. Read More
Poseidon – Prologue  (Ripple Music)

Poseidon – Prologue (Ripple Music)

If you’re not yet familiar with Poseidon, then I think it is time you changed that, and ‘Prologue’ may well be the album to help you. Developing from the single track ‘Omega’ that was released over a year ago, the band have clearly been away,.. Read More
Discipline – Captives of the Wine Dark Sea (The Laser's Edge)

Discipline – Captives of the Wine Dark Sea (The Laser’s Edge)

I’ll have to ‘fess up, that despite liking to intersperse my metal with a liberal helping of Prog, I’d never heard of Discipline until their new label The Laser’s Edge sent over ‘Captives of the Wine Dark Sea’ for review. This is despite the band.. Read More
Dreamwalkers Inc – The Antithetic Affiliation (Layered Reality Productions)

Dreamwalkers Inc – The Antithetic Affiliation (Layered Reality Productions)

Dreamwalkers Inc is the band project of Tom de Wit from The Netherlands. I’ve come to regard The Netherlands as the epicentre of Prog, not least because ProgPower Europe is held there. Dreamwalkers Inc put on a very nice show there last year. There is.. Read More
Tusmørke – Hinsides (Svart Records)

Tusmørke – Hinsides (Svart Records)

“Groove is in the heart of darkness”, they say. Well, as well as being groove-masters, Tusmørke are self-proclaimed ambassadors of macabre romanticism. Progressive in a retro way and just plain weird, I’d put it, in the way that certain Norwegian bands such as Atrox effortlessly.. Read More
Lonely Robot - The Big Dream (Inside Out Music)

Lonely Robot – The Big Dream (Inside Out Music)

Just so you’re aware, if you hear any splashing sounds during this review it’s the sound of my doggy paddling. Yep I’m far out of my depth, deep in the topographical oceans I merely paddled in as a kid, heading for the land of Prog.. Read More
Persefone and Poem - London Underworld, 16/4/17

Persefone and Poem – London Underworld, 16/4/17

After a quick check of the merch stand I was in familiar territory … the pit at the Underworld. I’ve taken to looking at merch stands nowadays for bizarre items. A recent one was Haken coffee, which I resisted at £10 for a small bag,.. Read More