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Review: Savatage “Gutter Ballet” [Atlantic Records]

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When bands depart from their earlier and often heavier sound, there are always some obvious risks involved. Some bands get away with it, but I’d argue that most ...
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Review: Chaos Over Cosmos “The Silver Lining Between The Stars”

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Last year I listened to an international project Chaos Over Cosmos for the first time and it impressed me a lot: two guys that live on the different ...
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Review: Intentional Trainwreck “Smokestack of Souls”

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In the beginning of June American progressive metal band Intentional Trainwreck has released independently their sophomore album “Smokestack of Souls”. And after six years of silence their music ...
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Review: At The Gates “The Nightmare Of Being” [Century Media Records]

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In 2020 At The Gates celebrated their 30 years anniversary. However, it was a quiet celebration: last year was complicated for all of us and for the band ...
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Review: Terra Odium “Ne Plus Ultra” [Frontiers Music]

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The story of Terra Odium starts way back in 1985 with the Norwegian Prog Metal band Manitou. After releasing a few demos and a full length album a ...
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Review: Sunrise “Equilibria” [Music Gym Records]

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Sunrise is not that kind of band that pleases their crowd with frequent releases: their last album Absolute Clarity was released in 2016 and the newest single “The ...
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Review: Witherfall “Curse of Autumn” [Century Media Records]

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This March dark progressive/heavy metal band Witherfall from California, USA has released their new creation “Curse of Autumn”, staying true to the almighty Century Media Records. And three ...
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Review: Fates Warning “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” [Massacre Records]

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There’s something about the directions Fates Warning took throughout the 90’s that just doesn’t sit well with me. Parallels marked the start of the band’s lightweight period and follow-up Inside ...
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Interview: TERRAVOID

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Terravoid is a newly project in the scene, founded by Phidion’s vocalist Oliver Palmquist. Terravoid is a progressive metal project, where debuted in March with a first EP ...
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Review: Marble “S.A.V.E.” [Sliptrick records]

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Here is a pretty cool mix of power, heavy and symphonic metal, with catchy choruses, powerful verses and riffs, and an overall epic and fun tone to it. ...
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Review: Exises “Reternity” [Cymbeline Records]

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How often do bands become better after taking a ten year gap between their debut and their follow up? Yeah, not many, but sci-fi geeks Exises were a ...
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Review: Amoriello “Dear Dark” [Sliptrick records]

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Here is one confused and confusing EP. This is the kind of record where a wild bunch of different ideas are all thrown one after the other and ...
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Review: Payne’s Gray “Kadath Decoded”

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The idea of a progressive metal band that has more emphasis on adventurous arrangements than downright riffs sounds terrible on paper – fortunately this is where Payne’s Gray ...
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Video interview with Manuel Barbará

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Interview video with Manuel Barbará – a New Jersey based musician and composer with a passion for progressive metal and contemporary classical music. He is a graduate of ...
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Video interview with Jeff Pennachio

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Jeff Pennachio comes from New York State in the USA and besides being known for his guitar playing in Design The Void, he is also releasing his own ...
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Video interview: Dan “Chewy” Mongrain from Voivod

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In December we had a nice long chat with Voivod‘s guitarist Dan “Chewy” Mongrain. We talked about live performances, complexity of music and shed some light on the ...
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Review: Arch / Matheos “Sympathetic Resonance” [Metal Blade Records]

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Having John Arch back in business is a great thing, it really is – but what happens if his talents aren’t used properly and the orphan gypsy has ...
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Review: Royal Hunt “Dystopia” [NorthPoint Productions]

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For more than 30 years of existence, Dutch Royal Hunt released 15 albums – impressive number, especially for Progressive Metal bands, which usually don’t rush with new releases. ...
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Review: Outworld “Promo 2008”

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Sometimes my curiosity gets the best of me and I’m often glad that it does. It made me want to try out this Chinese restaurant not too far ...
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Review: Outworld “Outworld” [Replica Records]

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As a progressive metal fan that prefers the earlier incarnation of the style that was brought to life by Fates Warning, it’s hard to find newer progressive metal ...
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