Canadian Progressive Metalheads Third Ion professed to be all about video game stuff on their debut 13/8 Bit, a concept that doesn’t really appeal to me. I gave it a listen anyway and was pleasantly surprised.
When I read a promo release about a band, often it mentions other bands with whom they have toured. Usually it’s just to get some unwarranted attention, often having nothing in common with those more well known units.
Newcomers Defecto (not sure I get the name), hailing from Denmark, serve up a brand of Metal encompassing Power and Prog with a bit of a modern approach. How does their mix on Excluded – from Power Prog Records – stand up?
When a band releases a stunning debut album, I am hit with two feelings when I find out a sophomore effort is on the way – anticipation and fear. Anticipation that things will continue, or improve, according to the standard set and fear that such greatness will be unrealized.
A few years back, I was introduced to Lanfear via their outstanding album This Harmonic Consonance. Based on my enjoyment of that release, I was definitely looking forward to the band’s new album, The Code Inherited on Pure Legends Records. So, how is Lanfear doing 4 years later?
It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve listened to an album with magical tenacity such as this one. Proving the group can take on whatever life throws at them, the power of three come together to create a grandeur album.
In real life I am a rather succinct person, not really prone to extended verbalizations of what I think. We Love Metal forces me to be somewhat more verbose. That is where my quandary lies in the review of Haken’s latest, Affinity, on InsideOut Records.