Tag: Progressive

We Have The Power! – The Top Ten Power (And Power Related) Metal Albums of 2017

The clearest way to sum up power metal in 2017 is to relate it to the abundance of superhero movies and shows from 2017: it’s out there in numbers and desperately craves broad appeal; it’s

Vuur – In This Moment We Are Free – Cities Review

If there’s one thing that can be said about Anneke van Giersbergen, it is that she is one of the world’s most spectacular vocal talents. Few, if any, can express as wide a range of

Enslaved – E Review

I hated Vertebrae for nine years. Unless you’ve been a part of the LR crew, you probably weren’t privy to that particular tidbit. And now that you are aware, it’s quite likely that you don’t really

Howls of Ebb / Khthoniik Cerviiks – With Gangrene Edges / Voiidwarp Review

On paper, a split featuring the Bay Area’s Howls of Ebb and Germany’s Khthoniik Cerviiks is about as perfect a pairing as one can imagine. In their respective young careers, both have been among the

Steven Wilson – To The Bone Review

A lot of metal fans owe a great debt to Opeth for the countless hours of gratification delivered through their music, but many of us are also indebted to them (and Mikael Åkerfeldt in particular)

Boris – Dear Review

Here is the real problem: you can use words to describe Boris’ music, but you are wrong when you do so. I can use phrases like “mixing the textured guitar work of Justin Broadrick meets

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