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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 →

Arabs In Aspic – Madness And Magic (Karisma)

Trondheim veterans Arabs In Aspic have been the standard bearers for the retro-rock and classic prog stylings in Norway for the past 15 or so years. With a big musical focus on making their sound and approach sound like an… Continue Reading →

Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse (Agonia Records)

Transcending the norms of progressive blackened extremity Greek act Hail Spirit Noir continue their exploratory sonic narrative carved out on three previous exhilarating releases whose last album, ‘Mayhem In Blue’, which I reviewed here, and contained everything you could desire… 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 →

Pattern Seeking Animals – Prehensile Tales (InsideOut Music)

There’s more than an element of Spock’s Beard about Pattern-Seeking Animals, with three band members in common. It was no surprise then that this album, the second from the Californian band, is lauded as progressive art rock. As for the… Continue Reading →

Katatonia – City Burials (Peaceville)

After a short hiatus these erstwhile Swedes have returned to the fray, though I daresay nobody noticed they were actually gone. Personally, I lost track of them in the early-noughties around the time of “Viva Emptiness”. It was around this… Continue Reading →

SL Theory – Cipher (Rock Of Angels Records)

SL Theory is the brainchild of Greek multi-instrumentalist Sotiris Lagonikas, Co-founder of the bands What’s The Buzz? And Double Treat and a former member of six piece ‘Four Wheel Drive’. Based out of Piraeus, Lagonikas is a long time veteran… Continue Reading →

Echolons))) – Idea Of A Labyrinth (Tonzonen Records)

German Progressive Rock quartet Echolons))) formed in the early 2000’s in Frankfurt Am Main and have a different approach to the one I prefer when it comes to the music they create on the Progressive Rock spectrum. Whereas I usually… Continue Reading →

Birdeatsbaby – The World Conspires (DR Music)

Brighton band Birdeatsbaby dip their toes in our world rather than being the sort of band we would normally look at but then again, they co-exist in many musical universes. One only has to look at a recent covers album… Continue Reading →

Opeth – In Cauda Venenum (Moderbolaget Records)

Opeth are Progressive, in every sense of the musical terminology. The genre they reside in is labelled as Progressive, but unlike many others with the tag, they are ever-evolving, incorporating new influences and nuances within their current sound, a current… Continue Reading →

Noekk – Waltzing In Obscurity (Prophecy Productions)

Prior to the surprise emergence of a track on a 7” vinyl last year, the last time we heard anything from unique Progressive project Noekk was way back in 2008 with their album “The Minstrel’s Curse”. So why the sudden… Continue Reading →

Transmaniacon – The Strange World Of Suzie Pellet (New Heavy Sounds)

Just who is Suzie and why is her world strange? Plenty of questions to answer here. Well apparently she is the creation of author Ian Miller whose work has stretched to book, art, graphic novels and films. She is a… Continue Reading →

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