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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 →

Sisare – Leaving The Land (V.R. Label)

As fine as it is, that artwork doesn’t give a lot away does it? Possibly something retro? Something a touch Doom-laden perhaps? Well actually Sisare are a Finnish progressive rock/metal quartet, building nicely on their debut with this, their 2nd… Continue Reading →

Agusa – S/T (Laser’s Edge)

When I first listened to this, I was sitting on an all stations rail replacement bus service from Stansted to Cambridge. A jolly good accompaniment it was too, not least because its whole being is clearly geared towards taking us… Continue Reading →

Kaipa – Children Of The Sounds (Inside Out)

Kaipa will be a familiar name to many a progressive rock fan, as they were an active and important part the Swedish progressive rock scene since their recording debut in 1976 through to their hiatus in 1982. Band founder and… Continue Reading →

Ayreon – The Source (Music Theories Recordings)

It’s a bit of a thankless task reviewing a new Ayreon album. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always a joy to hear but…what do you say? Arjen Lucassen puts so much info out there pre-release that all the Ayreon fans… Continue Reading →

Defy the Ocean – Elderflower (S/R)

Defy the Ocean’s publicity describes this EP as “expertly weaved layers of rock with atmospheric waves of melancholy”. There are elements in “Elderflower” of post-rock and progressive patterns but what Defy the Ocean seem to be adept at most of… Continue Reading →

King Goat – Conduit (S/R)

King Goat? I’d heard a bit about these chaps from Brighton on Social Media, where they had been getting some rave reviews of late, and so when thee Editor placed this platter up for grabs, I thought I would see… Continue Reading →

Crippled Black Phoenix – New Dark Age Tour EP (Season Of Mist)

Crippled Black Phoenix have always been a hard one to pin down to a single genre so its no surprise to find multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves still warping any pre- or mis-conceptions we may have of his band. This long-playing EP… Continue Reading →

Bauda – Sporelight (Temple of Torturous)

This is an interesting project from Bauda, a progressive rocker from Chile. In it he collaborates with Rene Rutten of The Gathering. After a dramatic opening, “Vigil” is one of the most transfixing progressive tracks I’ve heard. It has that… Continue Reading →

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