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BLOSSOM CULT – Closure

December 25, 2020

Blossom Cult 2020 To believe and to prosper: German ensemble revive their rootsy ideas and come alive with a new mission. If the title of SEEKING RAVEN’s didn’t sound portentous at the time of its release, in 2016, the album … Continue reading

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DARWIN – 2: A Frozen War

December 1, 2020

Origin Of Species 2020 Somewhat disappointing deflation of a grandiose idea which chills rather than thrills. If DarWin’s debut was one of 2019’s most daring endeavors, with a dedicated website expanding the album’s context, its follow-up should raise doubts as … Continue reading

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OGD – The Big Game

November 11, 2020

Dreamland 2020 New York trio pool their talents to pull an impressive record which is trying to locate the collective’s true mojo. As far as acronyms go, this American ensemble didn’t let one’s fantasy run wild enough to arrange the … Continue reading

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SKY EMPIRE – The Dark Tower

February 22, 2019

Rock Company 2018 British progressive metallurgists debut on a large scale – with no reason to cut it down. Basing one’s work on literary sources can either mean the deficiency of own’s ideas or be a launchpad for imagination. In … Continue reading

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CRYPTIC NATURE – Pandor

September 3, 2018

Rock Company 2017 Fantasy-styled rock opera that fascinates without fulfilling its no-frills prophesy. Unicorns and dragons are most captivating creatures, ethereal and muscular at the same time, that, when projected onto musical canvas, can lend themselves to new-age and power … Continue reading

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