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Album Review: Dyed In Grey – The Forgotten Sequence

Back in 2013 we were pretty excited about the debut of Brooklyn, NY based technical/melodic band Dyed In Grey and raved about the band’s “heavy, harmonically inventive chords, knockout jazz fusion-inspired guitar lines, inventive rhythms and, in what maybe sets this band apart from other djent style bands, some pretty goddamn great melodic hooks.”  (You […] 

Album Review: The Last Embrace – The Winding Path

Hailing from la belle France is the progressive rock/metal band The Last Embrace who, since forming in 1998, have seen several changes to their lineup and presently they’re a five piece band fronted by ethereal vocalist and lyric writer Sandy Carles. They bring years of experience both in recording and playing live and this is […] 

Album Review: Special Providence – Essence Of Change

As readers of this “rag” know by now, I am a total sucker for jazz fusion and, while that genre has been much maligned in the past for being too jazz for rock fans and way too rockin’ for most (too) conservative jazzers, those in the know really know how fucking great fusion was in its 70’s […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: April 13, 2015

Welcome back proggers!  While we took off most of last week (yeah, even your humble staff needs a break now and then!), we found some excellent new albums in a month that we thought at first was gonna be kinda slow for heavy progressive goodness.  Not much melodic metal this time out, instead we’ve got […] 

Album Review: Kes – Kamlama

Kes is an instrumental progressive rock band based in Istanbul. On guitar is Emre Kula, on bass, Cenk Turanli and on drums Mehmet Demirdelen. Having met at university the band formed in 2012. Kes cite their inspirations as including Meshuggah, Metallica and Tool, and I could hear similarities throughout the album, within the rhythmic guitar […] 

Album Review: Anthropia – Non-Euclidean Spaces

The French band Anthropia is one of those bands that I feel that I’ve known for a while but in reality are quite knew to me. It’s not that their music is familiar but is just so polished and well-crafted that when I first listened to their new album, Non-Euclidean Spaces, I felt as if […] 

Album Review: 039 – Amalgama

039 is a progressive metal band from Italy as some of you might have argued by the national telephone prefix that inspired the band’s own moniker. The latest studio effort Amalgama also showcases a really revealing album title. In Italian, the title word means something that roughly translates to “blend”. The album is in fact […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: April 2, 2015

Let’s get started in the second quarter of the year and while we’re all doin’ our taxes here in the States we can crank up some awesome new tunes!  Like last week, the new releases here are chock full of melodic goodness with the biggest release coming from The Gentle Storm, the new collaboration between […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: March 27, 2015

The last new release post for March has so many new releases that we may have to lay low for a few weeks so you can all catch up!  For starters, we’ve been waiting for this one since it was first announced and all-star progressive death metal band Alkaloid does not disappoint.  Lots of melodic […] 

Album Review: Theo – The Game of Ouroboros

When not busy with groundbreaking jazz organ trio Organissimo, Jim Alfredson creates and performs his own blend of progressive rock as Theo.  His brand new album The Game of Ouroboros is inspired by the classic sounds of bands such as King Crimson, Tangerine Dream, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Pink Floyd, just to name a […] 

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