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Sometimes, very rarely for me these days, along comes an album that really blows you away. Properly knocks your socks off. An album so good, you can only talk about it in clichés. Then, to make things even better, a promise of a rather exciting new collaboration from said sock knocker-offer brings even more uncontainable [...]
Not long to go now until the much anticipated collaboration between prolific Porucupine Tree mainman Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt, leader and chief creative driving force for Swedish progressive metal legends OPETH, Storm Corrosion is released and we can’t wait. “We never discussed what we were going to do,” recalls Åkerfeldt. “I went down to [...]
1. The Ghost You Gave To Me – 3 Easily my favourite album of the year, so much so that a certain other reviewer on this site told me off for playing it over and over in the car! A great mix of prog, pop and rock.Great melodies, great musicianship and an intriguing storyline weaving [...]
When it comes to end of year lists people inevitably get pissed off. ‘Why was that not in?’ ‘I can’t believe that one wasn’t in’ etc etc. My list for 2011 is a collection of my favourite listens. They may not be the best albums of this year, but these are the albums that I [...]
Once again I’m getting overly excited at the quality of free tracks that we have the opportunity to share with you guys. Today we feature one of the most exciting prospects on the Progressive Death Metal front, Betraeus – As featured in THE GUARDIAN where they were described as “Like Yes and Death doing the [...]
There are some people who are just born to work and Steven Wilson is such a person. He always seems to be doing something new, which is a very good thing for my ears. His second solo album, Grace for Drowning, is his latest offering in a seemingly busy year, kicked off with his work [...]
Turns out Opeth isn’t a real word. Sounds like it should be, but it isn’t. Then again this band sound like they should be a death metal band, but they aren’t – not any more. This album finally realises Opeth’s transformation from an angry Swedish band to a heavy version of Porcupine Tree, something that [...]