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 »]

Album of the Month

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 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 »]

Album of the Month

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 »]

Album of the Month

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 »]

Album of the Month

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 »]