Album Reviews

Lonely Robot – Under Stars

22nd April 2019 Rick Ossian

John Mitchell (Frost*, Kino, It Bites) has returned with the latest (third, I believe) from his brainchild Lonely Robot.  Mitchell is also the producer at Outhouse Studios, Reading, UK.  Under Stars is not bad – [Read »]

Album Reviews

Jordan Rudess – Wired For Madness

8th April 2019 Rick Ossian

This latest foray into the musical spectrum from Dream Theater keyboard impresario Jordan Rudess is nothing short of magnificent. Check the mindblowing video for the title track and others on YouTube. You won’t even need [Read »]

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Devin Townsend – Empath

29th March 2019 Rick Ossian

One thing that today’s listener needs to remember is to keep on their toes – you never know what you will be listening to.  That is definitely in play today, as we peer into the [Read »]

Album Reviews

A.C.T. – Rebirth

26th March 2019 Rick Ossian

From Malmo, Sweden comes roaring out of the woodwork a band that most prog aficianados will be familiar with by now.  They have done many road miles opening for the likes of Fish and Saga. [Read »]

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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

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

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 »]

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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 »]