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Vanden Plas – The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things – Album Review

Artist: Vanden Plas Album Title: The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 19 April 2024 Vanden Plas and I go way back. They were one of the first group of bands that I discovered as my love of progressive metal emerged in the very early noughties. In fact,  Continue Reading »

Whom Gods Destroy – Insanium – Album Review

Artist: Whom Gods Destroy Album Title: Insanium Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 15 March 2024 There are two key reasons why this review comes to fruition a few days after the release of the album itself. Firstly, there was a lot to get to grips with, and I wanted to be able to bring  Continue Reading »

Turbulence – B1nary Dream – Album Review

Artist: Turbulence Album Title: B1nary Dream Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 8 March 2024 I try my very best to not read other reviews or opinions of albums before I write my own, because I don’t want my thoughts to be subconsciously swayed by others. However, on this occasion, it has proved impossible to  Continue Reading »

Vicinity – VIII – Album Review

Artist: Vicinity Album Title: VIII Label: Uprising Records Date of Release: 8 March 2024 My first response was shock, when faced with this review; I was shocked when I discovered that Vicinity have been in existence since 2006. Firstly, they are they a ‘classic’ progressive metal band which, as you all know, is one of  Continue Reading »

Caligula’s Horse – Charcoal Grace – Album Review

Artist: Caligula’s Horse Album Title: Charcoal Grace Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 26 January 2024 Oh Caligula’s Horse, you don’t make it easy, do you? Back in 2020, when I reviewed ‘Rise Radiant’, I struggled immensely at the start, not liking any of the music delivered up to us on that record. However, with  Continue Reading »

Madder Mortem – Old Eyes New Heart – Album Review

Artist: Madder Mortem Album Title: Old Eyes, New Heart Label: Dark Essence Records Date of Release: 26 January 2024 I really do love it when I get to listen to a band that is worthy of the ‘original’ or ‘unique’ tag. I’ve said it before in reviews, most notably in my piece about 2018’s ‘Marrow’,  Continue Reading »

Advocacy – The Path Of Decoherence – Album Review

Artist: Advocacy Album Title: The Path Of Decoherence Label: UPRISING! Records Date of Release: 19 January 2024 When there’s a debut progressive metal album thrust under my nose, that references Haken, Dream Theater, and Threshold in the accompanying press release, you’ve got my attention. Then, add a striking piece of artwork that’s been created by  Continue Reading »

AVKRVST – The Approbation – Album Review

Artist: AVKRVST Album Title: The Approbation Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 16 June 2023 OK, I’m going to start this review by tackling the elephant in the room at the outset: the name of the band. It’s hard enough to get noticed and to gain traction in the music world at the best of  Continue Reading »

Live Gig Review: Voyager & Ihlo – 20 April 2023 – Boston Music Room, London, UK

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you’ll be acutely aware that something special is happening on 10th May 2023. That’s right, ‘a bunch of guys from Perth, Western Australia’ will take to the stage in front of around 180 million people worldwide, and announce that heavy metal is  Continue Reading »

Martin Miller – Maze Of My Mind – Album Review

Artist: Martin Miller Album Title: Maze Of My Mind Label: Independent Release Date of Release:  31 March 2023 It’s still very cold, dull, and wet here in Blighty as I write. However, every day is warm and sunny when you make a new musical discovery that you weren’t expecting, and which hits all the right  Continue Reading »


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