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Howling Sycamore – Seven Pathways to Annihilation (Prosthetic Records)

Being familiar with Howling Sycamore’s 2018 self-titled debut, I was ready for another challenging experience. That one was at its heart a mind-expanding progressive metal experience. Ominously ex Ephel Duath lead Davide Tiso promises something “slightly more challenging” and a… Continue Reading →

Texas Metal Outlaws – S/T (Heaven & Hell)

This is a Texan super group, I first I thought this was the Texas Metal Legions destined to play Keep It True next year, but it’s not, although some of the same musicians feature. Primarily, it’s a project put together… Continue Reading →

Ignitor – Haunted By Rock & Roll (EMP)

Ignitor have been around for a while; it’s a couple of albums since I really listened to them, and so it’s kind of a fresh pair of ears for this one. “True” heavy metal from Texas, however “true” this maybe,… Continue Reading →

Howling Sycamore – S/T (Prosthetic Records)

Do sycamores howl? Well, seeing who is involved with this, they probably do. The name, which stuck out for me, was Davide Tiso of Ephel Duath. This told me to expect highly challenging, indeed weird musical patterns. But it’s not… Continue Reading →

Septagon – Deadhead Syndicate (Cruz Del Sur)

Formed in 2013, Septagon is the brainchild and result of a collaboration between Lanfear’s Markus Ullrich and Atlantean Kodex’s Markus Becker who were created with the sole purpose of bringing the edge and aggression of the 80’s LA Bay Area… Continue Reading →

Native Construct – Quiet World (Metal Blade)

Berklee College of Music in Boston.  The largest college of contemporary music in the world. A seat of learning that spat forth Quincy Jones, Bruce Hornsby, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy and Steve Vai. It is also the institution that created… Continue Reading →

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