Album of the Month

Sacred Reich – Awakening

22nd August 2019 Reinier de Vries

‘Surf Nicaragua’ is probably the most known song from the band and always a track they play live. This wasn’t different at Into The Grave in Leeuwarden early August. The band did an excellent gig [Read »]

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Teramaze – Are We Soldiers

22nd July 2019 Rick Ossian

Blazing into our consciousness from down under come Australia’s Teramaze with a muscular, powerful new album, Are We Soldiers. These blokes have no less than a half dozen recordings under their belt already, and are [Read »]

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Majestica – Above the Sky

8th June 2019 Reinier de Vries

Tommy Johansson  from Sabaton is the most known member of the band. ReinXeed and Golden Resurrection are two other bands he played in. The music of Majestica has quite some similarities to what he did [Read »]

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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 »]

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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 »]

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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 »]

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Evergrey – The Atlantic

27th December 2018 Rick Ossian

On first hearing of The Atlantic, I was fairly impressed. I mean, it’s right up my alley – it’s prog metal of the finest caliber. At some point one begins to wonder if it’s all [Read »]

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Lost in Thought – Renascence

24th November 2018 Rick Ossian

Formed in 2007, Swansea, Wales’ Lost in Thought follow 2011’s Opus Arise with their sophomore session, Renascence.  In my less-than-perfect (so my wife reminds me) opinion, this is a bonafide prog-metal masterpiece.  Everything is there [Read »]