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The Human Abstract – Digital Veil

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Published on: June 9, 2011

The Human Abstract is a progressive metal band out of Los Angeles, California known for not only technical skill but songwriting prowess. After some lineup changes and a switch to a new record label E1 Music, the band has finally released their newest album Digital Veil on March 8, 2011. [...]


Fractals – Paradox

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Categories: Reviews, Unsigned Bands
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Published on: June 3, 2011

Fractals is a relatively unknown progressive/technical metal band out of the UK. I had no idea what to expect when I began listening their debut Paradox, and I was wondering if these guys have what it takes to make more of a splash in the scene. Do they? I’d say [...]


Interview with Last Chance to Reason

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Published on: May 18, 2011

Progressive metallers Last Chance to Reason just released a new album, Level 2 on Prosthetic Records. I had a moment to ask them a few questions about their inspiration for writing games so influenced by video games, the state of the music industry for newer bands, and their xbox live [...]


Interview with Scale the Summit

Instrumental metal has always been an extremely small niche, but lately bands like Animals as Leaders and Scale the Summit have been giving this specialized genre more exposure. I recently had the option to send some questions over to Chris Letchford, lead guitarist of Scale the Summit. He talks with [...]


Symphony X – Iconoclast

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Published on: May 13, 2011

Symphony X is a band who likely needs no introduction to the majority of our readers, but they’re a highly respected metal band of the progressive persuasion out of New Jersey. Not counting this newest release Iconoclast, they’ve got seven studio releases. But does the eighth album by these metallers [...]


Last Chance to Reason – Level 2

Last Chance to Reason is a progressive metal outfit hailing from Augusta, Maine. The band is heavily influenced not only by seminal prog-metallers Cynic, but also by, oddly enough, video games. Hearing this and being something of a gamer myself, as well as a fan of chiptunes, I was very [...]


Scale the Summit – The Collective

Scale the Summit is an instrumental progressive metal outfit out of Houston, TX. Having heard them associated with acts like Animals as Leaders (of whom I am a massive fan), I was really eager to dig into this album. I must say that I am stoked as hell to report [...]


Eryn Non Dae. – Hydra Lernaia

Eryn Non Dae. (or END. for short), who apparently have such a fondness for punctuation there’s a period in their name, is a rather interesting progressive metal band out of France. Their album Hydra Lernaia was originally released in 2009, but doesn’t seem to have had nearly as much exposure [...]


Interview with Above Symmetry

Above Symmetry is a Norwegian prog/power metal band, formerly known as Aspera. Their debut album was released under their old band name in January of 2010, and re-released under the new name in April of this year. We actually reviewed the re-release pretty favorably here. Recently I had the chance [...]


Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions

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Published on: May 1, 2011

Arch Enemy has been a seminal band in the death metal genre with a ravid fanbase for quite a few years, so their latest album Khaos Legions has a lot of hype to live up to. Does it lie up to the hype? Let’s find out. The album opens with [...]

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