October 28, 2020

Pain Of Salvation – Panther (InsideOut Music)

This is a very good album and will undoubtedly be ranked amongst the best progressive metal albums of the year. There is a fantastic soaring guitar solo that enters around the eight-minute mark on the closing track of this album, giving us a minute or so of pure Gilmouresque magic. But, remarkably, that is the..

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Threshold confirm they have begun writing the follow up to 2017’s ‘Legends Of The Shires’

British prog metallers Threshold have confirmed they've started work on a follow-up to their 2017 double album Legends Of The Shires. As with most bands, Threshold's plans have been heavily disrupted during 2020 with tours to Europe and Australia cancelled due to coronavirus. Guitarist Karl Groom commented: "It's a good feeling to have something positive to say about music again. We've..

Hittman – Destroy All Humans (No Remorse Records)

The reunion “trend” has always been a two-sided card. On the one hand we have bands which simply do not live to the expectations and release mediocre new music just for the sake of it, with no heart or feel anymore. I will not give examples, because someone will be offended, but you definitely have..

Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void (InsideOut Music)

Here we are with one of the most anticipated albums in the metal world this year. All progressive metal fans have been waiting for a new studio recording ever since the reformation of these progressive metal veterans in 2010. It’s been almost 24 years since the Californians’ last studio offering Bleeding, so to say expectations..

MANTRA – MEDIUM (FINISTERIAN DEAD END)

It is a joy to see that progressive music is alive and well and there are bands like Mantra that are pushing the progressive boundaries rather than settling for rehashing the past. Let me start with a very minor gripe: the band’s name. Spotify identifies 35 bands/artists with this name and that’s excluding dozens of..

Progressive metal legends Psychotic Waltz to “explore” The God-Shaped Void early next year

US Progressive Metal pioneers and innovators Psychotic Waltz return in full original line-up with their highly anticipated 5th studio album and first new music in 23 years. Entitled The God-Shaped Void, the upcoming new album and InsideOut Music debut will be released, appropriately for prog-lovers, on February 14th, 2020. Today, the band premieres the lyric..