Album Reviews

Until Rain – Season V

27th May 2019 Rick Ossian

If you are a fan of big production prog – massive tides of guitars, majestic, grandiose piano runs, big heavy chops from the engine room, and skyward-bound vocals – then you will most likely adore [Read »]

Album Reviews

SOTO – Origami

27th May 2019 Rick Ossian

Vocalist extraordinaire Jeff Scott Soto, whose CV includes Sons of Apollo, W.E.T., Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a brief stint with California cheese rockers Journey, is here with the third release from this latest outlet for his [Read »]

Album Reviews

Arch / Matheos – Winter Ethereal

11th May 2019 Rick Ossian

Those of you who are firmly ensconced in the Fates Warning camp will doubtless have heard of these fellows by now. Winter Ethereal is the more-than-worthy follow-up to Sympathetic Resonance.  This slab is brought to [Read »]

Album Reviews

Port Noir – The New Routine

6th May 2019 Rick Ossian

Soldertalje, Sweden’s Port Noir have been knocking around for a few years already. After a few recordings over at Century Media Records, the trio have relocated Inside Out! I to will confess to some surprise [Read »]

Album Reviews

Maraton – Meta

30th April 2019 Rick Ossian

I must confess to being pretty impressed with Oslo quintet Maraton and their Indie Recordings debut, Meta. I will tell you the main thing that I was impressed with; their energy. When I first queued [Read »]

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 of the Month

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 »]

Album of the Month

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 »]