Progressive Metal

WLM Reviews: The Body Politic – Egressor (EP)

September 8, 2014
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WLM Reviews: The Body Politic – Egressor (EP)

From Vancouver Island hails the addictive sound of The Body Politic. Influenced by bands such as The Human Abstract and Tesseract, their moody vocal hooks, overthrowing riffs and keyboard leads have helped them earn the ranks of one of the most loved progressive metal bands in Western Canada.

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WLM Reviews: Threshold – For the Journey

September 7, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Threshold – For the Journey

The glut of Prog Metal continues as the Brits return with album number 10. Threshold takes us along For the Journey on Nuclear Blast.

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WLM Reviews: Malpractice – Turning Tides

September 6, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Malpractice – Turning Tides

It’s a euphoric feeling to discover an album that is absolutely outstanding when you have no expectations for one.  Finland’s Malpractice has done just that for me with their fourth album, Turning Tides on Sensory Records.

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WLM Reviews: Project Arcadia – A Time of Changes

August 31, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Project Arcadia – A Time of Changes

After a slew of traditional and Power Metal over the last couple of months, it was nice to see some Prog Metal in my inbox in the form of A Time of Changes on Nightmare Records. Project Arcadia challenges both musically and lyrically, providing a needed dose of something different.

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WLM Reviews: Polyphia – Muse

August 27, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Polyphia – Muse

One of the most talented young progressive metal bands to emerge in the last year or so is undoubtedly Polyphia. Although deeming themselves as progressive rock, Polyphia’s modern style, in the veins of bands such as Intervals and Periphery, is unquestionably heavy enough to be metal.

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WLM Reviews: De Profundis – Frequencies EP

August 27, 2014
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WLM Reviews: De Profundis – Frequencies EP

It’s always interesting when you encounter a band that has a different sound than many of the artists out there. You wonder if their sound is the first, maybe even wonder if their sound will usher in similar bands to come.

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WLM Interviews: Herman Li and Sam Totman of DragonForce

August 18, 2014
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WLM Interviews: Herman Li and Sam Totman of DragonForce

It has been the biggest honor and tremendous opportunity to interview the Kings of Shred and Speed. Guitar masters, Herman Li and Sam Totman, among the rest of DragonForce, will be releasing their sixth album tomorrow, titled, Maximum Overload. The album, in my opinion is their most diverse, dynamic, up your arse, and majestically melodic album to date!

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WLM Reviews: Where Giants Once Stood – Live Above (EP)

August 14, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Where Giants Once Stood – Live Above (EP)

Where Giants Once Stood is a progressive metalcore band from Toronto, in my books, a center in that scene. Following their first EP last year, The Changing, 2014 brings the band their second EP, Live Above.

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WLM Reviews: Deceptic – The Artifact

August 8, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Deceptic – The Artifact

For all of you Modern Melodic Progressive fans, today brings a band from the shores of Gothenburg, Sweden. Named, Deceptic, their beginnings started in 2011 when the three founding members strived to create music that is unheard of, something that would make one think twice.

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