Carcass – Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast)

When UK extreme metallers Carcass reformed back in 2008, it did feel like a minor miracle had taken place. Loaded with dry wit, black humour and some gruesome lyrics, Carcass were shrugged shoulders as to their trials and tribulations while taking the reverence laid at their feet in their stride. When the band split in..

Lifesigns – Altitude (Lifesigns Music)

Prog fans that like a pun might well ask the question ‘are Lifesigns showing any signs of life?’ The band formed by John Young way back in 2008 took until 2013 to release their eponymous debut album and it was a further four years before Cardington hit the shelves. That sort of distance between albums..

DROTT – Orcus (ByNorse Music)

DROTT is an Instrumental Prog rock trio hailing from Bergen on the west coast of Norway. With their varied musical background ranging from metal and jazz to classical music, they create a distinctive sound which the band is fond of describing as "DROTT-rock"! The three-some comprises guitarist Arve Isdal (previously in Enslaved), bassist Ivar Thormodsæter..