Progressive Metal

WLM Reviews: Arcturus – Arcturian

May 22, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Arcturus – Arcturian

Arcturus, without question, is a band with a legacy – and not only one but multiple. It seems impossible for a band to shift their style several times and release material each time that would become a definitive keystone masterpiece of its genre, but this is exactly what Arcturus has achieved.

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Ascendia – The Lion And The Jester

May 12, 2015
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Ascendia – The Lion And The Jester

After Europe, I would say that on this side of the world, Canada is the most metal continent. When I think of metal bands from Canada I think of the bigger names out there and after today, I can add another name to the list of Canadian greats.

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WLM Interviews: Kris Combs of Iris Divine

March 28, 2015
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WLM Interviews: Kris Combs of Iris Divine

I had the pleasure to talk with drummer and programmer Kris Combs of Iris Divine recently.  Check out our discussion about Karma Sown, instrument malfunctions, and how the band approaches the creative process.

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WLM Reviews: Entheos – Primal

March 16, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Entheos – Primal

When Evan Brewer (ex-The Faceless) and Navene Koperweis (ex-Animals as Leaders) teamed up with their former bandmate from Animosity, Frank Costa, and “that girl wearing mom-jeans who auditioned for Veil of Maya”, Chaney Crabb, Entheos was born and tech-metal fans were pushed to the edges of their seats in anticipation for their face-melting debut.

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WLM Reviews: Iris Divine – Karma Sown

March 15, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Iris Divine – Karma Sown

  We’re only a couple of months into 2015, and there have been a few Progressive Metal releases of note, but none that really grabbed me. With Northern Virginia-based trio Iris Divine’s album Karma Sown on Sensory Records, I’ve found an album that has me in its clutches.

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Song of the Week: The Pace of Glaciers by Outrun The Sunlight

March 11, 2015
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Song of the Week: The Pace of Glaciers by Outrun The Sunlight

To be considered progressive you must do something new that moves the genre forward… at least in my eyes. There isn’t really a sound associated with progressive in my eyes. If you’re new, exciting, and experimenting with the fundamentals of metal, you are progressive. Outrun the Sunlight fits my definition of progressive perfectly.

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WLM Reviews: Of Modern Architecture – Wilderness

February 23, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Of Modern Architecture – Wilderness

Vancouver based progressive metal band, Of Modern Architecture goes full Pacific Northwest on their second EP, Wilderness. With its clear concept and imagery, Wilderness possesses a savage bestial nature that dwells in the deepest of woods.

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WLM Concert Review: The Contortionist, Revocation, Fallujah at Mojoes, Joliet, IL, USA

February 10, 2015
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WLM Concert Review: The Contortionist, Revocation, Fallujah at Mojoes, Joliet, IL, USA

Back in December when I saw this tour was coming to the Chicago area, I was pretty sure I had to go check it out. If it shows up near you, you should too.

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WLM Reviews: Arcane – Known/Learned

February 7, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Arcane – Known/Learned

Long albums have become common of late. Today’s is a double album from Australian Progressive Metal band Arcane. Known/Learned on Sensory Records is two full hours and 16 tracks of outstandingly executed music, taking us on a journey through a masterful concept album.

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