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Chapters – The Imperial Skies (Remastered) (S/R)

Featuring former members of Hang The Bastard, Chapters was a different kind of beast that took Joe Nally and Angus Neyra in a more technical and progressive direction whilst still capturing the fury of their old band. Released in 2013,… Continue Reading →

Wilderun – Veil Of Imagination (Century Media)

I’m a complete nerd in every sense of the word. Bullied for playing Warhammer in high school and then going on to find Metal and within that the likes of Death and Black Metal (the most basement dwelling genres of… Continue Reading →

Thoughts Factory – Elements (Melodic Revolution Records)

With the cover art and a name like Thoughts Factory, it was always going to be a bit of a surprise if this German band turned out to be brutal Death Metal. Nope, Progressive Metal of a high standard is… Continue Reading →

Green Carnation – Leaves Of Yesteryear (Season Of Mist)

It was a sad day back in 2007 when Norwegian Metal band Green Carnation decided to call it a day. No-one before or since has ever truly captured their progressive avant-garde dark metal style in the same way, yet bowing… Continue Reading →

Bioplan – Epipath & Ocular (Layered Reality Productions)

After wondering how an ep could have 12 tracks, I then realised that this is in fact two eps. The experienced Swedish artist who is Bioplan (sounds like a brand of yoghurt to me but I’ll get over it), released… Continue Reading →

Barishi – Old Smoke (Season of Mist)

Old Smoke makes me think of Texas barbeques. Right country, wrong place. Progressive metal band Barishi are from New England. The band’s 2016 album “Blood from the Lion’s Mouth” was impressive and made my top 20 for the year on… Continue Reading →

Sectile – Falls Apart (S/R)

Progressive metal is a tricky thing. Overdo it with the complexity and the unusual harmonies and you end up with a mess that even great musicianship can’t save. Sectile, a relatively young band from Dublin, Ireland, founded in November 2016,… Continue Reading →

Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade)

I appreciated the imaginative patterns of Intronaut’s “Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)” (2013) if not the vocals. Since then they released a further album “Direction of All Things”, and now this, their sixth album release. I did actually see… Continue Reading →

Ihsahn – Telemark (Candlelight)

It’s been a couple of years since we last heard from Ihsahn with last album Àmr and it seems his plans for 2020 are to release a couple of 5 track EP’s dedicated to his home country. As he is… Continue Reading →

Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void (InsideOut Records)

It’s been a while. Psychotic Waltz’s last full album release was in 1996 with “Bleeding”. There was then a lull between 1996 and 2010 in band activity. They have more recently been putting themselves about and indeed played at ProgPower… Continue Reading →

Pyogenesis – A Silent Soul Screams Loud (AFM)

Avant-Garde and German Metal trailblazers Pyogenesis return once more with stories inspired by the 19th century, finally bringing a curtain on the century which changed the world in so many ways. The journey initially began in 2015 with “A Century… Continue Reading →

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