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 »]

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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 »]

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HateSphere – Reduced To Flesh

5th October 2018 Thomas Nielsen

HateSphere are one of those bands that are perpetually in high esteem amongst live audiences. Always a force to be reckoned with, no matter the line-up (and there have been a few, guitarist Peter ‘Pepe’ [Read »]

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Ethernity – The Human Race Extinction

25th September 2018 Rick Ossian

Following up their debut LP Obscure Illusions (2015), this outfit from Belgium was actually formed in 2000.  When listening, it is easy to discern that they have honed their chops well. Ethernity features every member [Read »]

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Lux Terminus – The Courage To Be

28th August 2018 Rick Ossian

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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Haken – L-1VE

17th June 2018 Rick Ossian

Listening to Haken (pronounced Hay-ken) can be a complete aural orgasm if you let it. The important thing to remember while listening is that you are in for an extended journey, oftentimes within the parameters [Read »]

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Amorphis – Queen Of Time

17th May 2018 Reinier de Vries

If there is one band that knows how to combine brutal raw music with sugar sweet melodies and folky melancholy elements it is Amorphis. With Under the Red Cloud I already thought that they made [Read »]