Tag: Progressive

Droid – Terrestrial Mutations Review

Release date: July 12, 2017. Label: Nightbreaker Productions and Temple Of Mystery Records. If you’re Ontario’s Droid, you’re probably pretty tired of the following two items: 1) people informing you about how much you sound

Klabautamann – Smaragd Review

Music criticism doesn’t exactly have its own version of cinéma vérité, but here’s a poor substitute: earlier in the morning on the day I wrote the bulk of this review, I took my daughter to

Devin Townsend – Ziltoid The Omniscient Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Between Strapping Young Lad, his own solo albums, and The Devin Townsend Band, Devin Townsend has released a lot of really great music of all shapes and sizes over the years, with SYL’s landmark City and

Progenie Terrestre Pura – oltreLuna Review

When Italy’s Progenie Terrestre Pura released U.M.A. four years ago, they offered a decidedly different, intensely hard-to-pin-down take on industrialized black metal. The programmed drums, use of synths, and heavily processed guitars brought Darkspace to

Diamonds & Rust – Exploring Metal Classics: Queensrÿche’s The Warning

I’ve always been an anachronism. I was born in 1977, and thanks to some older cousins, I got into metal in the dying days of the 1980s, mostly through records and bands already well established

Pyramaze – Contingent Review

In 2004, Denmark’s Pyramaze released an album called Melancholy Beast, and it was good. Actually, it was more than good, it was great – the sort of fantastical, sometimes ridiculous, always melodious power metal record

Music Over My Head – A King’s X Primer, Part 2

The first part of this two-piece primer covered King’s X’s golden era, the ten years between their debut and the loss of their major label deal. Of the six records they released during that decade,

Music Over My Head – A King’s X Primer, Part 1

Generally speaking, artists are the sum of their influences. Narrow the scope of the influences and you narrow the scope of the art, and the artist will have a harder time separating his or her

Pallbearer – Heartless Review

Having never experienced the luxurious phenomenon that is “success with a band,” it’s difficult for me to gauge the significance of said success on the development of the music. Commercialization is a widely accepted conclusion,

Dodecahedron – Kwintessens Review

As a Star Trek: The Next Generation nerd, it is my duty to spend an inordinate amount of time relating its characters, narrative and minutia into my everyday life. Pursuits such as this are often