Tag Archives: hard rock

SYKOFANT – Sykofant

June 12, 2024

Sycophantastic 2024 Delicious rawness from Norway’s own pursuers of natural nervousness who map out the strangers’ journey towards the strange land. It’s been long since progressive rock became sophisticated enough to get detached from underground alchemy which once defined its … Continue reading

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INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT – VIII: Miracles Beyond

June 4, 2024

Intelligent Music 2024 The thrill is gone: another chapter of long-playing series fails to perform wonders. It’s only for so long that one can ride the coattails of their nostalgia for teenage idealism and spread their positive-thinking message without worrying … Continue reading

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RON COOLEN & KEITH ST JOHN – Here To Stay

January 4, 2024

RC Music 2023 Dutch multi-instrumentalist enlists American singer and a host of six-string soloists to stake a claim to a piece of eternity. Primarily a drummer, Ron Coolen knows the value of building a solid groove all too well, and … Continue reading

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DIO – The Studio Albums: 1996-2004

November 9, 2023

BMG 2023 Recapturing glories of yore, the avatar of all things hard ‘n’ heavy leads his troops on to final victory. If you pictured this ensemble’s timeline as a graph, it didn’t flow like the rising and the falling of … Continue reading

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MERV SPENCE – Phenomena Recovered

October 19, 2023

Initiate 1995 / Explore Rights Management 2023 On the level: new master of supernatural experience polishes souvenirs from the past. For all its brilliance Tom Galley’s PHENOMENA was not only blessed but also cursed by the presence of stellar talent … Continue reading

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