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Posts tagged "Progressive Metal"
Shuffle - #WontTheyFade? (Klonosphere)

Shuffle – #WontTheyFade? (Klonosphere)

When you get a press release which states that a progressive metal band has a huge host of diverse influences which contribute to making the band sound unique/individual/unheard of, it is like a red flag; it’s a trope many people use to try and put.. Read More
In The Woods - Cease The Day (Debemur Morti Productions)

In The Woods – Cease The Day (Debemur Morti Productions)

My superlatives surrounding this Norwegian bands previous album “Pure”, which saw them return to the world of progressive experimentalism after a long hibernation in the forest wilderness of which they were very fond of back in the 1990s, were abound with high praise and I.. Read More
Lost Tribes Of The Moon – S/T (S/R)

Lost Tribes Of The Moon – S/T (S/R)

These days, it’s not uncommon for bands to start taking inspiration and influences from the decades which helped create, diversify and cement rock and metal as genres. Many of the doom bands dip into the proto-metal and blues laden classic rock sounds to augment their.. Read More
Haken – Vector (Inside Out Records)

Haken – Vector (Inside Out Records)

I go around a lot in Prog circles and I’ve sensed a shift change in attitude towards Haken. Whereas around 3 or 4 years ago, they were the bee’s knees and the favourite band of many, I’ve heard the view expressed a number of times.. Read More
Heir Apparent – The View From Below (No Remorse)

Heir Apparent – The View From Below (No Remorse)

It’s been 29 years since their last album ‘One Small Voice’, that album in itself was a complete contrast to the near perfect debut of ‘Graceful Inheritance’ released in 1986, a whole two years before another band made a massive statement with ‘Operation Mindcrime’. Coincidentally,.. Read More
A Forest Of Stars - Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes (Prophecy Productions)

A Forest Of Stars – Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes (Prophecy Productions)

With a pinch of snuff, a rustle of taffeta and the swirling bitter aroma of laudanum, the Gentleman’s Club of A Forest Of Stars open their oaken doors after a long three years of quiet, and yet of whispers. Do take a seat, Sirs, mes.. Read More
Ethernity – The Human Race Extinction (AFM)

Ethernity – The Human Race Extinction (AFM)

Formed in 2000, Belgian Progressive Metal five piece Ethernity were up until recently a Six- piece. Due to vocalist Julie Colin leaving the band (due to Personal Reasons), the band are now seemingly on the hunt for a new vocalist and releasing Julie’s swansong: concept.. Read More
Voivod – The Wake (Century Media)

Voivod – The Wake (Century Media)

It’s been 5 years since Voivod last targeted earth, not that they haven’t been busy with smaller releases and extensive touring over that time. An album from the Canadian troops is pretty much a main event and they work steadfastly and with determination, never particularly.. Read More
Kingcrow – Persistence (Laser’s Edge)

Kingcrow – Persistence (Laser’s Edge)

I can’t speak highly enough of Kingcrow’s two previous albums “In Crescendo” (2013) and “Eidos” (2015). Both are far-reaching immaculately structured collections of progressive metal songs. So naturally I was hoping for more of the same from “Persistence”, the seventh album release from the Italians... Read More
Circles – The Last One (Season of Mist)

Circles – The Last One (Season of Mist)

Circles first came to me this year when I saw that they were coming all the way from Australia along with compatriots Caligula’s Horse to play at ProgPower Europe. “The Last One” is their second album release after “Infinitas” (2013). It came as no surprise.. Read More
Psychotropic Transcendental – Lun Yolina Un Yolina thu Dar-davogh (Deformeathing Production)

Psychotropic Transcendental – Lun Yolina Un Yolina thu Dar-davogh (Deformeathing Production)

On the face of it, this is just weird. Psychotropic Transcendental is a progressive band from Poland purveying “narcotic porn metal”. The band history seemingly saw them split up in 2008 after one album release and now re-appearing with another one 17 years after the.. Read More
Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections (Pelagic Records)

Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections (Pelagic Records)

Ancestors have always been an interesting band to follow. Between 2008 and 2012, the band released three full-length albums, an EP and a split with Graveyard, increasingly refining their sludge metal and moving more into progressive territories. Live they were also a force to be.. Read More