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The Enigma Division – The Enigma Division – Album Review

Artist: The Enigma Division Album Title: The Enigma Division Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 27 January 2023 I needed this. As I return from my extended hiatus at the back end of 2022, it is wonderful to be presented with an album by a new band that gets the magic flowing again. I started  Continue Reading »

Philosophobia – Philosophobia – Album Review

Artist: Philosophobia Album Title: Philosophobia Label: Sensory Records Date of Release: 24 June 2022 For all of my new-found love of some more extreme styles of metal, I will always gravitate back to the progressive metal scene, because it is one of my favourite, and most enduring styles of music, particularly the more ‘classic’ melodic  Continue Reading »

Seventh Wonder – The Testament – Album Review

Artist: Seventh Wonder Album Title: The Testament Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 10 June 2022 Just when 2022 was beginning to feel disappointing when it came to progressive metal, the balance has begun to be redressed. In the last month or so, we’ve had new albums from Zero Hour and Spheric Universe Experience, whilst  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 10

Welcome to instalment number twenty-one of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. And with it, I enter the top ten. This is where it gets very serious, as I reveal my ten favourite albums of what has been a surprisingly strong year. Thank goodness for music, because without it, the outlook for  Continue Reading »

Anticipated Album Releases in 2021 – Part 3

Welcome to the third and probably, given it is now February, my final chapter in my ‘Anticipated Album Releases in 2021. Once again, I have put together quite a wide ranging mix of albums and genres in the hope that I mention something to everyone’s tastes. It is also quite a mix in terms of  Continue Reading »

2020 – Honourable Mentions & The Ones That Got Away

2020 was a rubbish year, but a killer one in terms of new music. Unperturbed by events around the world, many artists brought their ‘A’ game to the studio to record excellent new music, music we all hope we’ll hear from a stage at some point in 2021. Fingers crossed. To underline my point about  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 12

Welcome to instalment number nineteen of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. Heading swiftly to my top 10, so the excitement levels are rising…or is that just me?! Time is also becoming more and more tight as Christmas draws ever nearer, so there will be no big intro today – no time!  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 14

Welcome to instalment number seventeen of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. It’s starting to get serious now, and I hope you can feel the tension building as well as the excitement? I certainly hope so, although I suspect you’re all reading this whilst muttering ‘get on with it, Matt’ under your  Continue Reading »

Quantum – The Next Breath Of Air – EP Review

Artist: Quantum Album Title: The Next Breath Of Air Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 12 June 2020 Progressive music fans, if you’re wanting to sink your teeth into a new band, then I have a recommendation for you. The band are called Quantum and they hail from that music backwater otherwise known as Sweden.  Continue Reading »

Dawn Of Ouroboros – The Art Of Morphology – Album Review

Artist: Dawn Of Ouroboros Album Title: The Art of Morphology Label: Rain Without End Records Date of Release: 30 March 2020 I love it when an album makes me scratch my head and wonder how on earth I am going to review it. I revel in the challenge, especially when it is an album that  Continue Reading »

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