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Posts tagged "Progressive"
Brain Story – madeinside (S/R)

Brain Story – madeinside (S/R)

A Polish guy called Mariusz Kumala has created a progressive psychedelic rock project depicting musical space travel. “madeinside” is its latest incarnation. “madeinside” is indeed like a journey through the clouds. Echoing, synthesised voices, cosmic interventions and other wordliness are part of the adventure, notably.. Read More
Seer – Vol. III & IV:  Cult of the Void (Art of Propaganda)

Seer – Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void (Art of Propaganda)

It seems like only a few months ago that I was reviewing the first album by Canadian venturers into the outer darkness Seer, but a check on the clock shows that it was in fact closer to a year and a half since ‘Volume 1.. Read More
In Human Form - Opening of the Eye by the Death of I (I, Voidhanger)

In Human Form – Opening of the Eye by the Death of I (I, Voidhanger)

That’s one clunky album title but actually that’s Ok as this is one clunky album. Continuing on their everlasting quest to pick out the obscure and unfathomable, Italian label I, Voidhanger always manage to keep us on our toes and their latest trio of releases.. Read More
Anathema – The Optimist (KScope)

Anathema – The Optimist (KScope)

All hail optimism? Well in times of negativity it’s something that seems rare but do not despair entirely as although musically Anathema, as is well documented, are a long way from musical origins, narratively their lyrical themes are still to a certain point quite crestfallen... Read More
Riverside London Islington Assembly Hall 22/5/17

Riverside London Islington Assembly Hall 22/5/17

Riverside were without support. They don’t need support. They weren’t alone either. Their reputation goes before them, so a good sized crowd of all ages convened downstairs and upstairs at the Islington Assembly Hall, breaking the recent trend of low turnouts for prog bands in.. Read More
Misanthropic Rage – Gates No Longer Shut (Godz ov War)

Misanthropic Rage – Gates No Longer Shut (Godz ov War)

And fire swept the earth. No, it’s not Enslaved but Poland’s Misanthropic Rage who cast all asunder with their avant-garde progressive metal. A dark, croaky voice echoes behind a full-out sound which bounces off walls, crunches buildings and creates expanses and big atmospheres. Frequent tempo.. Read More
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