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Tag Archives: Progressive Rock

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 »

Big Big Train – The Likes Of Us – Album Review

Artist: Big Big Train Album Title: The Likes Of Us Label: Inside Out Music Date of Release: 1 March 2024 Bands suffer line-up changes all the time. It’s a fact of life, and can be the result of many things, from artist differences to personal fallings out, and everything in between. Sometimes, however, it is  Continue Reading »

North Sea Echoes – Really Good Terrible Things – Album Review

Artist: North Sea Echoes Album Title: Really Good Terrible Things Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 23 February 2024 With it seemingly more and more likely that we’re never going to hear any new, original material from Fates Warning, fans of the much-loved and highly revered progressive metal band will have to look elsewhere  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 »

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 »

Crown Lands – Fearless – Album Review

Artist: Crown Lands Album Title: Fearless Label: Spinefarm / Universal Music Canada Date of Release: 31 March 2023 Music is a funny old thing, especially when mixed with the human mind. Put the two together and I swear that it makes less and less sense every day. Take this album as a prime example. A  Continue Reading »

The Anchoret – It All Began With Loneliness – Album Review

Artist: The Anchoret Album Title: It All Began With Loneliness Label: Willowtip Records Date of Release: 23 June 2023 We all like different things, it’s part of being human. There are some people that enjoy eating mushrooms or lamb, others that like football but don’t support Tottenham, and even some that think that crocs are  Continue Reading »

Ray Alder – II – Album Review

Artist: Ray Alder Album Title: II Label: Inside Out Music Date of Release: 9 June 2023 Back in 2019, Ray Alder, one of the most important voices in progressive music released his debut solo album, ‘What The Water Wants’ – that’s if you ignore the albums released around the turn of the Millennium under the  Continue Reading »

Sleep Token – Take Me Back To Eden – Album Review

Artist: Sleep Token Album Title: Take Me Back To Eden Label: Spinefarm Date of Release: 19 May 2023 I honestly wasn’t sure whether I would even listen to ‘Take Me Back To Eden’, let alone offer a review of it. However, given the extreme buzz and fervour that surrounds it, I felt that I ought  Continue Reading »

Pressure Points – The Island – Album Review

Artist: Pressure Points Album Title: The Island Label: Art Gates Records Date of Release: 17 March 2023 Way back in 2015, when my website was in its relative infancy, and so were my two children, I heard a band called Pressure Points for the very first time. What I heard, was their second album, entitled  Continue Reading »


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