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Madrost – The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh (S/R)

Madrost – The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh (S/R)

Orange County, California may conjure up images of real housewives. For me I picture Laguna Beach, Irvine and a place called Lake Forest, which I know well. Not so well though to know that this is where progressive thrash metallers Madrost come from. “The Essence.. Read More
Interview - Earth Electric (Rune Eriksen)

Interview – Earth Electric (Rune Eriksen)

There’s a new power station lighting up the grid, designed to enlighten those into progressive metal and classic rock with its timeless sound. Those behind it are not such new names though as the band rose from the ashes of much the loved Portuguese /.. Read More
Foscor – Les Irreals Visions (Season of Mist)

Foscor – Les Irreals Visions (Season of Mist)

Foscor have been around as a band since 1997 but it was their last album “Those Horrors Wither” (2014) which captured my attention and made my top 10 for that year thanks to its dark and shadowy intrigue. I was immediately reminded of the atmospheric.. Read More
Sabbath Assembly – Rites Of Passage (Svart)

Sabbath Assembly – Rites Of Passage (Svart)

It’s always fascinating following a band from conception through various stages, wondering what they are going to come up with next. Sabbath Assembly have certainly kept the interest levels up with their body of work since dabbling with the hymnals and esoteric mysteries of The.. Read More
The Thirteenth Sun – Stardust (Aural Music)

The Thirteenth Sun – Stardust (Aural Music)

Just to call a band Progressive Metal poses further questions nowadays. Many years ago it was easy, it used to be that you would see the term and just think Dream Theater and that’s an end to it, but it’s a badge that thanks to.. Read More
Earth Electric – Vol 1: Solar (Season Of Mist)

Earth Electric – Vol 1: Solar (Season Of Mist)

Blimey how time flies, was it really 4 years ago that Ava Inferi made the surprise decision to bow out at seemingly the top of their game? It would appear so and after 4 excellent albums it was certainly a loss to their fans if.. Read More
Until Rain - Inure (Sensory Records)

Until Rain – Inure (Sensory Records)

This is Greek band Until Rain’s third album release as follow-up to “The Reign of Dreams” (2009) and “Anthem to Creation” (2013). My only encounter with the band was at ProgPower Europe in 2015. What I remember about that was an overwhelming display of soft.. Read More
Wolverine, Oddland and Until Rain - London Garage 27/4/17

Wolverine, Oddland and Until Rain – London Garage 27/4/17

There’s a form I sometimes have to fill in which has three categories: preparation time, travel time and time to deliver the activity. Quite apart from the fact that in my old eyes you deliver coal or milk, not activity, one thing I always appreciate.. Read More
Cult Of Erinyes – Tiberivs (Code666)

Cult Of Erinyes – Tiberivs (Code666)

Friends, Romans Countrymen lend me your ears! It’s ancient history time as Belgian band Cult Of Erinyes conceptually dip back into the reign of Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman Emperor who lived from 42 BC –37 AD. It was a tempestuous era and one that once.. Read More
Pallbearer – Heartless (Nuclear Blast)

Pallbearer – Heartless (Nuclear Blast)

Having set a precedent for emotive doom metal with soaring riffs and heart rending vocals on their previous two albums, Pallbearer take a completely new direction with third full-length ‘Heartless’. Now signed to Nuclear Blast, the Little Rock four piece have reinvented their sound, opting.. Read More
Interview - Pallbearer

Interview – Pallbearer

Pallbearer are an unusual act for their era – able to appeal to fans on all ends of the musical spectrum, while still retaining their own distinctive sound – the band were quickly propelled into the spotlight following the release of debut ‘Sorrow and Extinction’.. Read More
Locust Leaves – A Subtler Kind of Light (I, Voidhanger)

Locust Leaves – A Subtler Kind of Light (I, Voidhanger)

Locust Leaves have an “ecumenical vision of metal”, whatever that means. In fact when I read the following statement, I realised it was time to stop reading and start listening: “A voice, a final utterance of a vague, illogical, recurring consonant/vowel that can’t be pinpointed.. Read More