Burning For You is a much better album than its reception at the time indicated ... while Heartbreak Hill is simply essential Strawbs. The very end of the original Strawbs career is covered here with these two Esoteric reissues, covering what was intended to be the last album they recorded in the 1970s, and the..
Neal Morse is pleased to announce the release of Sola Gratia, his new solo progressive rock concept album, on the 11th September 2020. Originating from a seed planted in his mind about writing a record based on the apostle Paul, Sola Gratia quickly came together at the beginning of 2020. The album sees Neal working with long-time..
Now, where to begin with Electric Mud - as it will surely be necessary to start near to the beginning to explain an outfit like this, who will be unjustly unfamiliar to a lot of potential listeners I am certain. First and foremost, Electric Mud are a German instrumental progressive rock duo, consisting of Hagen..
The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, recently announced the release of their 11th studio album Auto Reconnaissance on 21st August 2020. The follow-up to 2018’s Proxy, sees them continuing the band philosophy of celebrating the golden age of prog, whilst bringing it to the present and exploring new paths for the music to..
Shape Of The Rain. If you are immediately asking ‘who?’, then you are in good company, as I have to confess they are a band who had eluded me as well until this release appeared. In actual fact they were a band formed in Yorkshire around the mid to late ‘60s, who did the hard..
One that (almost) got away... You know how sometimes a particular album can somehow pass you by when it really should have registered strongly on your radar? This is one of those cases, and the reason for this is the fact that, when this appeared last year, things were rather heavy on the plate-spinning front..
Once again we see Spirit appearing under the roaming eye of Esoteric, with another in their rather wonderful series of deluxe reissues. This time it’s a slightly unexpected album getting the treatment, in the shape of Tent Of Miracles from 1990 – the band’s penultimate studio record. They were at what can only be described..
[The Fall Of America] kicks in immediately with a heavy, churning circular guitar riff driving the whole thing along like a juggernaut relentlessly crushing a picnic area. Okay, confession time here: I had no plans to review this album initially. Not out of sloth, but merely because I didn't think it would be for me...
With new EP Others just out, FROST* have released a video for the track Exhibit A, which you can view below Band leader Jem Godfrey says of the EP: 'Others is a 6 track EP containing 6 songs that were written at the time of the Falling Satellites album. Initially the idea was that Falling..
Desert metal. That’s the tag line often attached to these Tunisian metallers, and it’s a tricky one to visualise at first. For instance, it might well conjure up images of the kind of ‘stoner rock’ peddled by the likes of Kyuss on such albums as Blues For The Red Sun – interesting, but ultimately a..