Album Reviews

Vola – Applause of a Distant Crowd

Upon hearing Copenhagen’s Vola and their latest recording, Applause of a Distant Crowd, I am reminded of many things; different musics and bands/artists, of course, but also peace – and roaring silence, mixed with violence.  [Read »]

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Summer Storm – First

Looking far back at my ill-fated foray into guitar-playing I remember Vigier being a French manufacturer of stylish but expensive guitars. The brand has been around for quite a while, even though I rarely come [Read »]

Album Reviews

Manimal – Purgatorio

After debut The Darkest Room and the second album called Trapped In the Shadows, it is time for the third album. Third albums are always important for a band, a kind of make or break point. With Samuel Nyman [Read »]

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Lux Terminus – The Courage To Be

A certain frame of mind needs to be entered if one is to listen to Cleveland, Ohio natives Lux Terminus.  This is actually more like embarking on a musical excursion, if you will. Prog listeners [Read »]

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Dark Millennium – Where Oceans Collide

Dark Millennium was and still is a unique band. I don’t know any other band you can compare them with. The combination of progressive doom, death, black, thrash and the typical voice of Christian Mertens see [Read »]

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Diabolos Dust – The Reaper Returns

Seven years after debut album Ruins of Mankind and Inferno in 2013 it is time for Diabolos Dust third. With some new members also the quility of the music and songwriting has increased. New singer Peter Lohwasser sounds rather [Read »]

Album Reviews

Collector – Liberation’s Fall

With an entire page of the accompanying CD booklet dedicated to the memory of Sanctuary/Nevermore voice Warrel Dane, the Boston band Collector set their listeners’ expectations high even before the first spin of the album. [Read »]

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Milk White Throat – House of Fire EP

Milk White Throat are a three-piece alternative prog/punk aggregation from Brighton. After one single, Under Duress, was recorded, and some family issues dealt with, they got together to record this, their first EP.  House of [Read »]

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Fates Warning – Live Over Europe

Long touted as the progenitors of progressive heavy metal, these stalwarts from Hartford, Connecticut have been at it since 1982.  Since then they have circumnavigated the world and ruled festival stages globally.  For the most [Read »]