Author: Paul Whimpenny

Features writer and album reviewer. Fan of all music from Vivaldi onwards with a predilection for classic and progressive rock from the 1970s.

Coyle Girelli – Museum Day (Honey Lemon Records)

The common thread through these ten songs is Girelli’s ability to write those melodies or hook lines that get under your skin. He’s no need for bombastic orchestration or big solos; the music is strong enough in itself and it’ll have you coming back again and again. Coyle Girelli has written songs for global acts..

Capside – Ladyesis

It’s a long time since such a brilliant prog track as Azazel has come out of Italy. Maybe not since the 1970s! Sardinia is famed for its splendid beaches lapped by crystal clear water, and the wild and dry hills and mountains of the interior. It’s a large island but sparely populated with barely 1.5..

Edge Of Forever – Ritual (Frontiers Music)

There’s no doubt that Edge Of Forever have exceeded all expectations with Ritual, and it’s surely going to be up there as one of the best melodic metal releases of 2023. In May 2021, the remains of 215 children were discovered at the site of a former school in Canada. They were some of the..

Unitopia – Seven Chambers (’s Essentials)

Prog fans might consider it heretical to ask: ‘Can a progressive rock album be too complex?’ but that was the question that came to my mind when listening to this fascinating release from Australian outfit Unitopia. Seven Chambers is released as double vinyl or CD, with a duration of over eighty minutes, which given the..

Earthside Reveal official video for the mesmerising new song “Pattern of Rebirth” ft. AJ Channer (Fire From The Gods)

Earthside reveal the official video for their mesmerising new song, “Pattern of Rebirth” featuring AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods on vocals – taken from their upcoming new album ‘Let The Truth Speak,’ which will be released on 17 November via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. You can watch the video for..

Superlynx – 4 10 (Argonauta Records)

Superlynx are a three-piece Norwegian group that was formed in 2013, with this fourth album marking their tenth anniversary - hence the logic behind what appears initially as a baffling album title. They define their own music as something that ‘melts heavy psychedelic rock, doom, meditative atmospheres and droning riffs together’, although if you wanted..

Family – Fearless (Cherry Red / Esoteric)

Esoteric’s revisiting of the Family catalogue continues unabated, and just a couple of months after releasing the band’s quirky half-live/half-studio fourth album, Anyway, here we are with a remastered version of the group’s fifth album, Fearless, originally released in 1971.  As usual, the remastered original is supplemented by live sessions from around the same period,..