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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 »

Dream Theater – A View From The Top Of The World – Album Review

Artist: Dream Theater Album Title: A View From The Top Of The World Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 22 October 2021 This review is a big deal for me. I fully understand the esteem and reverence with which Dream Theater are held by their enormous fanbase. As a progressive metal fan above almost all  Continue Reading »

Acolyte – Entropy – Album Review

Artist: Acolyte Album Title: Entropy Label: Blood Blast Music Date of Release: 14 May 2021 The stream of high-quality music coming from Australia shows no sign of abating, with the latest export being to pique my interest manifesting itself in the form of Acolyte, a quintet from Melbourne. Formed a number of years ago, the  Continue Reading »

Dordeduh – Har – Album Review

Artist: Dordeduh Album Title: Har Label: Prophecy Productions Date of Release: 14 May 2021 Sometimes, internal conflicts within bands can be a positive thing. We normally view these events as negative, but it isn’t always the case. This is one such.  Dordeduh, taken from three Romanian words meaning ‘longing for spirit’ was formed in 2009  Continue Reading »

Turbulence – Frontal – Album Review

Artist: Turbulence Album Title: Frontal Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 12 March 2021 I somehow nearly overlooked this album when compiling my list of potential reviews for March, and that would have definitely been a mistake. With a month already bursting at the seams with new music, a relatively uninspiring front cover, and buried  Continue Reading »

Simulacrum – Genesis – Album Review

Artist: Simulacrum Album Title: Genesis Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 12 February 2021 Riding high on the crest of a wave of enthusiasm and inspiration, I am delighted to bring you this review for a new discovery. The band are called Simulacrum, meaning ‘an image or representation of someone or something’, and they are  Continue Reading »

Fates Warning – Long Day Good Night – Album Review

  Artist: Fates Warning Album Title: Long Day Good Night Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 6 November 2020 The discussion topic for today is this: can you really call yourself a progressive metal fan if you don’t like, or have never really listened to Fates Warning? Clearly and obviously, the answer has to  Continue Reading »

Perduratum – Exile’s Anthology – EP Review

  Artist: Perduratum Album Title: Exile’s Anthology Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 10 October 2020 Now here’s a nice little find for those of us who have a penchant for progressive metal. That find comes in the form of Perduratum, a Mexican quintet who came to life last year and who bring us their  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 »

Sutrah – Aletheia – EP Review

Artist: Sutrah Album Title: Aletheia Label: The Artisan Era Date of Release: 13 March 2020 What’s that? You’d like to be recommended something good within the progressive death metal subgenre? Well, it just so happens that I might have something for you. How serendipitous is that? The artist in question is Sutrah and they are  Continue Reading »

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