Tag Archives: prog metal

AYREON – Ayreon Universe

April 14, 2018

Mascot 2018 Cosmic escapism brought back to mortal soil for an all-encompassing journey through space and time and an ultimate triumph. Stage representation of Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s concepts always seemed problematic: given their writer’s creative vision which is bound to … Continue reading

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June 15, 2017

Rockshots 2017 The power with no glory: spectacular dystopia from Italian purveyors of heavy concept. Progressive metal doesn’t seem to allow for a lot of laughter, but this Urbino band turned the rule inside out by pitching a smirk into … Continue reading

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NEED – Hegaiamas

June 2, 2017

Need 2017 Looking forward to the future, Athens ensemble deliver “A Song For Freedom” but find a haze on the horizon. As diverse as the genres are, prog rock and heavy metal have been pre-occupied with big ideas for a … Continue reading

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OPETH – Sorceress

March 28, 2017

Nuclear Blast 2016 Twelfth offering from Swedish wizards who locate mojo and magic in a sacred – loud ‘n’ proud – place that they now don’t fear to tread. It’s somehow ironic that, having signed to Nuclear Blast, Mikael Ã…kerfeldt’s … Continue reading

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ODIN’S COURT – Deathanity (R3)

July 13, 2016

Odin’s Court 2016 Maryland prog metal ensemble return to square one – with a weight of experience and undiminished vigor. Whether it’s a good idea to R3 – remix, re-record vocal parts and remaster – a debut album to give … Continue reading

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