Album Reviews

Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

21st February 2019 Rick Ossian

Many of you will already know of the exploits of the fellows in Dream Theater.  Formed in the northeast (Berkeley College of Music) in 1985 as Majesty , they’ve come a considerable length since then.  [Read »]

Album Reviews

In Flames – I, The Mask

19th February 2019 Thomas Nielsen

There are two things that are true of a new In Flames album: 1. There is always something that unmistakably sounds like In Flames. 2. There is always something that pushes the boundaries for our [Read »]

Album Reviews

Lance King – ReProgram

15th February 2019 Rick Ossian

Lance King is CEO of Nightmare Records. He has been in many bands, including Pyramaze, Balance of Power, Avian, Ilium, Shining Star and Gemini. He also has an amazing new solo album that is loaded [Read »]

Album Reviews

Avantasia – Moonglow

14th February 2019 Laura Sønderskov Hansen

Moonglow, the upcoming release of metal opera project Avantasia, is ready to take metal fans by storm. From the first glance, it is clear that creator Tobias Sammet had great plans with this album. Besides [Read »]

Album Reviews

Sollar – Translucent

12th February 2019 Rick Ossian

On first listen, I found Porto, Portugal’s Sollar to be unique in several ways, but also very impressive, uplifting, even triumphant. The prog metal stalwart listener will know what I mean when they hear Translucent. [Read »]

Album Reviews

Soen – Lotus

3rd February 2019 Rick Ossian

Lotus is Stockholm, Sweden outfit Soen‘s fourth album.  Though I was initially impressed with the overall playing as far as musicianship, skills, etc.,  I am wondering where the real FIRE is behind this band.  They [Read »]

Album Reviews

Autumn – Stacking Smoke

2nd February 2019 Reinier de Vries

This is what I call promotion for a new album. Not just a link to some ‘far from album quality sounding’ mp3’s, but a real hardcopy. Included with the hardcopy, Painted Bass Records/Jbmpromotion send a [Read »]

Album of the Month

Darkwater – Human

22nd January 2019 Rick Ossian

The long-awaited new recording from Darkwater has arrived! Human is a veritable smorgasbord for the progressive metal or progressive rock fan’s ears! This comes to us via Ulterium Records. Darkwater come to us from Boras, [Read »]