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by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Looking for a rocking way to celebrate the season? Look no further than the instrumental release by Intuition entitled A Season To Rock. Intuition is a group of musicians fronted by well-respected guitarist Mike Bidwell and standout drummer Gaetano [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist – Washington, DC-based metal band Fallen Martyr released their full-length debut (after a pair of prior EPs), titled Shadows, this year on the Siegen label. The band has a sound that’s tough to classify, as they can swing from the most [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – Valhalla. Now that’s a very metal band name. And look at that cover art! You just know you’re going to get some epic Viking metal on this CD, or at the very least some blazing power metal. You know, swords and axes and glorious [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist – It’s been an interesting couple of years in the Kamelot camp. Longtime vocalist and Roy Khan abruptly left Kamelot almost immediately after the progressive/power metal band’s 2010 album Poetry for the Poison was released, leaving the [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Texas and progressive metal – an unlikely pairing – but like chocolate and peanut butter these two great tastes go great together. Ethereal Architect is a four-piece technical progressive metal band from Austin, Texas, and they have recently released a solid [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist – Nine is the latest release from prog-metal masters Circus Maximus and all fans of good prog metal and/or kick-in-the-teeth hard rock need to add this to their music library ASAP. The name no doubt came from the fact that there are basically nine songs on the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Underneath the armor of crusty death metal clichés which have long lost their initial meaning and value, there is tearing emotion and true human sorrow seeping through conventions on Gojira’s new release. After 4 albums under its belt, the band [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Long before “progressive” was a genre – back in the days when it was only a mere adjective – there was Fates Warning. Reaching back into the archives, Metal Blade has remastered Fates’ superb 1994 progressive metal opus Inside Out, bringing a fresh [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Formed in the early 1990s from the ashes of North Carolina-based progressive/thrash/doom metal innovators Confessor, Fly Machine was similar to Confessor in a lot of respects. Both bands embraced technicality and had an unusual approach to their music, pushing [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Confessor. Just saying the name in the company of knowledgeable metal fans is enough to cause heads to turn and previous conversations to cease. The North Carolina-based band is one of those rare bands (Manilla Road is another) who are both legendary and [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Finnish progressive metal band Status Minor is back with their second full-length album, titled Ouroboros. The band turned some heads with their 2009 debut Dialog, and if anything Ouroboros is an even stronger album. The band still plays a highly melodic, Dream [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Danish melodic/progressive metal band Royal Hunt celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, and what better way to do that than with an extensive, multi-disc “best of” collection that captures the highlights of the band’s career and best albums? [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Le Temps Detruit Tout (French for Time Destroys Everything in case you were wondering) is the long-awaited third release from The Reticent, the solo project from Wehrwolfe drummer Chris “Mordrid” Hathcock. The Reticent’s sound remains tough to classify. [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Quantum Leap is the second album from Greek progressive metal band Persona Non Grata. When the band debuted with 2009’s Shade in the Light, they were clearly operating from the Dream Theater/Fates Warning playbook, and that’s true of this album as well. You [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Prelude to Tragedy is the debut EP from Indiana-based progressive/power metal band Draekon. Indiana is hardly the first place you think of when it comes to progressive and power metal bands, let alone one this good, but they have produced a real gem in this [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Domain is the second album from Oceans of Night, and the latest in a series of collaborations between songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Scott Mosher and vocalist Scott Oliva. Under the Oceans of Night moniker, the duo delivers an interesting and effective mix of [...]
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