Tag: Progressive

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 1

Once upon a time in the MetalReview Dot Com Days Ov Yore, this crew of particularly persnickety prickly pears would review everything sent to the email inbox (or PO box). It’s unfathomable to think of

Diamonds & Rust: Ludicra – Another Great Love Song

[Artwork by Aesop Dekker, Eric Radey, and Ross Sewage] If you’re one of those people who still enjoys reading think pieces concerning old records, chances are pretty good a meaningful level of music nerdery is

Charlie Griffiths – Tiktaalika Review

In Tiktaalika, Haken guitarist Charlie Griffiths has deftly weaved together near equal amounts progressive, thrash, and extreme metal to craft a charming, quirky, and pretty darn delightful debut album. I’d forgive you for thinking that

Artificial Brain – Artificial Brain Review

[Artwork by a fellow called Adam Burke] “Wait, this is black metal! I’m eating black metal!” ~ Tom Colicchio There’s a thing that happens in extremely sophisticated restaurants and amidst scheming competitive cooking shows where

Inanna – Void Of Unending Depths Review

There are no limits, you are only limited by however far you want to be limited. –Chuck Schuldiner Only death is real. –Thomas Gabriel Fischer Mortality casts its shadow over everything we do and experience.

Azaab – Summoning The Cataclysm Review

Surprises are relatively rare in this age of hyper-publicity. Yet every once in a while something like Azaab’s Summoning the Cataclysm falls from the sky to clock you in the noggin before landing at your

Bjørn Riis’ Everything To Everyone, And A Reminder Of The Unique Greatness Of Pink Floyd

When it comes to commonplace tropes in storytelling, the line between a blessing and a curse can get thorny pretty quick. If you’re a fan of the fantasy genre, for example, you are at risk

Meshuggah ‒ Immutable Review

In the six years since Meshuggah released The Violent Sleep of Reason, a couple things have become clear about that album: it was their weakest effort since debut Contradictions Collapse, but was more than strong