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Posts tagged "Progressive"
Pyogenesis - A Kingdom To Disappear (AFM)

Pyogenesis – A Kingdom To Disappear (AFM)

Pyogenesis are back with the second in what has been revealed to be a Victorian-era themed trilogy of albums which begun in 2015 with “A Century In The Curse Of Time” which was a hard hitting and melodic slice of metal from a band who.. Read More
Todtgelichter – Rooms (Supreme Chaos Records)

Todtgelichter – Rooms (Supreme Chaos Records)

Was 2013’s “Apnoe” a step too far for Todtgelichter? It was quite a departure from their early stuff but three years and a couple of new members later it seems the band have had a little bit of a re-think. Not a UK government style.. Read More
Fallujah – Dreamless (Nuclear Blast)

Fallujah – Dreamless (Nuclear Blast)

The world has been waiting for a band like Fallujah. That’s what the band’s vocalist says. So understatement in the music seemed an unlikely outcome in the case of “Dreamless”. Wow. Well I have to say this oeuvre from the San Franciscans is striking. “Dreamless”.. Read More
Elvaron - Ghost of a Blood Tie (Fantai'Zic Productions)

Elvaron – Ghost of a Blood Tie (Fantai’Zic Productions)

‘Ghost of a Blood Tie’ is the fifth album by this French quartet formed way back in 1993. I’m really not certain whether their older material is substantially heavier, but this new album is very easy listening with the occasional nod to hard rock and.. Read More
The Levitation Hex – Cohesion  (High Roller)

The Levitation Hex – Cohesion (High Roller)

Formed in 2010 in Canberra, Australia, The Levitation Hex cite themselves as a retro-inspired death and thrash metal band. Citing influences along the classic prog and psychedelic style sound but delivered with the more metallic edge of the 80’s onwards for heavier music, the four.. Read More
Messenger – Threnodies (Inside Out)

Messenger – Threnodies (Inside Out)

This version of Messenger is the London-based progressive rock band. I’ve heard of them but I confess that this is the first time I’d listened to any of their work. What struck me at first was the clean and dreamy feel about “Calyx”, which opens.. Read More
Obscura – Akroasis (Relapse)

Obscura – Akroasis (Relapse)

I think it’s fair to say that Obscura mainman Stefan Kummerer is something of an enthusiast of the works and approach of the late, great Death mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Much like Schudiner did throughout the 1990s, across the last decade, Kummerer has skilfully defined Obscura.. Read More
Exocrine – Unreal Existence (Great Dane)

Exocrine – Unreal Existence (Great Dane)

This album belies the fact that it is this French band’s debut release. I was surprised to learn this after listening to “Unreal Existence”. Heavily progressive and specialising in technical and complex patterns, it has real purpose. Fire comes in from all directions. Such an.. Read More
Kylesa – Exhausting Fire (Season of Mist)

Kylesa – Exhausting Fire (Season of Mist)

It’s all too easy to take a band for granted, especially when they’ve been doing their thing for as long as Kylesa have. However, if we take a few moments to hark back to 2001, when they first formed, sludge metal was having another resurgence... Read More
De Profundis – Kingdom of the Blind (Wickerman)

De Profundis – Kingdom of the Blind (Wickerman)

De Profundis are a UK band who completely bypassed me having formed about the same time I left there for life on the continent in 2005. Apparently starting out devoted to doom, these Londoners have since evolved into more of a progressively minded extreme/black metal.. Read More
One Machine - The Final Cull (Scarlet)

One Machine – The Final Cull (Scarlet)

At first I thought this was One Machine’s first album, only to find out that ‘The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth’ was released in February 2014 and ‘The Final Cull’ is actually their second album. One Machine is Steve Smyth’s baby, featuring Jamie.. Read More