Progressive Metal

Album Review: Ivory Gates – The Devil’s Dance

March 17, 2012
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Album Review: Ivory Gates – The Devil’s Dance

We’re taking a look at some Brazilian Progressive Metal today that was a very pleasant surprise for this often cynical reviewer. The album we are looking at is “Ivory Gate’s” third studio album. “The Devil’s Dance” has a variety of themes, but they hold the consistency of being very dark and heavy in nature.

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Review: ENTHRALL — Throes Of Fire

March 15, 2012
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Review: ENTHRALL — Throes Of Fire

I’ve been sitting, virtual pen posed over virtual paper, for an hour now and I still can’t figure out how to describe ENTHRALL’s latest album, Throes Of Fire. Oh, there are plenty of adjectives to be applied: smooth, powerful, captivating, varied. And it’s that last one, varied, which is giving me the trouble.

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Wykked Wytch: The Ultimate Deception

February 20, 2012
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Wykked Wytch: The Ultimate Deception

Melodic, gothic, thrash, symphonic, death, growls, cleans, screams, technical, theatrical – times two! All of these words can easily be used to describe the cornucopia of sound that makes up Wykked Wytch.

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Beyond the Bridge: The Old Man and The Spirit

January 16, 2012
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Beyond the Bridge: The Old Man and The Spirit

Today we have a little Progressive Metal from one of my favorite labels Frontiers Records. Beyond the Bridge is a band that founded in 1999 under the name Fallout, but members went their different ways throughout Germany until some of them decided 2005 was a good time to get back together and build the...

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Review: AtteroTerra — Humanicide Directive

December 5, 2011
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Review: AtteroTerra — Humanicide Directive

It’s remarkable what a single musician can do in their own home/garage/recording studio these days, isn’t it? It wasn’t all that long ago to put out an album an artist would need a band, a recording studio and either backing or the resources to cut their own records.

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Abnormal Thought Patterns

December 3, 2011
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Abnormal Thought Patterns

The hardest thing in metal for me to review is technical progressive metal.  Or let me correct that to modern technical progressive metal.  What I define as old would be one of my favorite Canadian metallers in Rush.  To me they exemplify everything that is progressive and at the same time incredibly technical.

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Review: Serious Beak — Huxwhukw

December 1, 2011
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Review: Serious Beak — Huxwhukw

According to the write-up I received along with Serious Beak’s new creation, Huxwhukw, the album is “an eccentric amalgamation of mind-melting, toe-tapping, psychedelic, progressive and poly-rhythmic discordant music.” Which, after listening to the disc, I would say is true, if overly wordy. It is certainly eccentric and psychedelic and toe-tapping, no argument.

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Animals As Leaders: Weightless

November 30, 2011
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Animals As Leaders: Weightless

The 2008 self-titled release of Animals As Leaders is an album that showed me Metal and Electronics can in fact co-exist in a manner that doesn’t make me wretch.  In fact it led to some huge stories on the site of Celldweller and Mary Magdalan.

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Stephan Forte: The Shadows Compendium

November 29, 2011
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Stephan Forte: The Shadows Compendium

I always love the descriptions of bands and artists that we get sent. Gone are the days of “metal that will rot your soul” or “ so vicious it will blow your head off.

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