Michael Romeo – ‘War Of The Worlds Part 1’ (Album Review)

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Given that I live a few miles from Woking (the original British setting of H.G. Wells’ The War Of The Worlds), anything related to that title naturally grabs my attention. Of course, the fact that this album happens to have been made by Michael Romeo – one of the most proficient guitarists in progressive metal, and the founder of Symphony X, a band I’ve been into since the days of V and The Odyssey – also marks it out as Read more…

Posted on 22 July 2018

SikTh (Interview)

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Standing out has never been an issue for SikTh. Even surrounded by alternative minds on bills from Tech-Fest to 2000 Trees, the Watford sextet just keep pushing the bar to even more extreme heights. Following on from an interview last December, guitarist/producer Dan Weller and I talked about secretly supporting Metallica; the ultimate fantasy band; and SikTh’s next Read more…

Posted on 09 July 2018

Between The Buried And Me – ‘Automata II’ (Album Review)

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When Between The Buried And Me dropped Automata I back in March, it quickly got progressive metal fans hyped for the day they could finally experience the whole thing Read more…

Posted on 23 June 2018

Devin Townsend Project – ‘Ocean Machine Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv’ (Live Album Review)

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Few musicians manage to spoil their fans as thoroughly as Devin Townsend does. Since this guy’s generosity is backed up by consistently prolific creativity, his discography represents a treasure trove of tracks spanning multiple genres, from extreme metal and prog to more chilled out styles. There is nothing Devin Townsend can’t do, and he never fails to Read more…

Posted on 19 June 2018

Haken – ‘L-1VE’ (Live Album & DVD Review)

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Live albums have long served as career landmarks – and Haken timed theirs to perfection. Recorded at the climax of their tenth anniversary tour, L-1VE consists of a set of highlights from Haken’s back catalogue, including a 25-minute medley of tracks from 2010 debut long-player Aquarius and the full 22-minute title track from Read more…

Posted on 14 June 2018

Unprocessed – ‘Covenant’ (Album Review)

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With so many competitors vying for space behind the djent frontlines still dominated by Tesseract, Animals As Leaders, and of course Periphery, the standards by which they will inevitably be judged are becoming more stringent all the time. Having heard advance track Haven, I went into Convenant hyped up and excited to see what Unprocessed were going to bring to the table Read more…

Posted on 10 April 2018

The Dali Thundering Concept – ‘Savages’ (Album Review)

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Concept albums have long been a staple part of every progressive music fan’s diet. At this point, so many have been recorded that The Dali Thundering Concept had their work cut out as they put together the plan for Savages.

Their response was simple: Go as deep as possible, and refuse to settle for anything short of Read more…

Posted on 04 April 2018

Valis Ablaze – ‘Boundless’ (Album Review)

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On last year’s EP Insularity, Valis Ablaze made no secret of the fact that they’re massive Tesseract fans. Since I share the same opinion of the British djent overlords, the only fault I could have levelled at Insularity was its relative lack of other influences.

With Boundless, Valis Ablaze now show signs of Read more…

Posted on 02 April 2018

Tesseract – ‘Sonder’ (Album Review)

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Too many metal bands make music with all the depth of a raindrop. Tesseract, on the other hand, constantly strive to give their fans more than they could possibly ask for.

More meaning.

More innovation.

More Read more…

Posted on 15 March 2018

Between The Buried And Me – ‘Automata I’ (Album Review)

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After almost two decades in the game, Between The Buried And Me refuse to stop pushing their own boundaries. Since day one, BTBAM have consistently evolved while birthing multiple progressive masterworks. Alaska was one of the first albums that got me into structurally advanced music; Colors was…well…Colors, for fuck’s sake; and 2012’s Parallax II cemented BTBAM’s status as a new generation’s equivalent of Pink Floyd and Dream Theater Read more…

Posted on 27 February 2018

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