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Interview With Believer

by Raymond
Published on: May 16, 2011
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One of my favorite records of this year is Believer’s Transhuman. Their specific branch of progressive thrash metal is a poignant example of forward thinking metal. On behalf of the [...]

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Interview with Scale the Summit

by Tony
Published on: May 13, 2011
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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 [...]

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Infinity Overture – The Infinity Overture Part 1

by Raymond
Published on: May 13, 2011
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Infinity Overture is a Danish progressive metal act led by guitar virtuoso Neils Vejlut. Their latest album, entitled The Infinity Overture Part 1, also heralds a stylistic change from upbeat [...]

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Pagan’s Mind – Heavenly Ecstasy

by Myron
Published on: May 13, 2011
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Heavenly Ecstasy is the fifth studio release from the Norwegian quintet known as Pagan’s Mind. The lineup has remained constant since formation in 2000 with only the loss of a [...]

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Symphony X – Iconoclast

by Tony
Published on: May 13, 2011
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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Interview With Circles

by Raymond
Published on: May 11, 2011
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The Djent-genre is really taking off at the moment. TesseracT, The Human Abstract and Periphery are the leading names. Australia based Circles is a promising band with a lot of [...]

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No Gravity – Worlds In Collision

by Raymond
Published on: May 10, 2011
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Rock and metal from Italy usually make me laugh. Especially Italian power metal bands are so over the top it becomes genuine kitsch. I’m not the biggest fan of Italian [...]

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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), [...]

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Porcupine Tree – In Absentia

Steven Wilson is a busy man. Besides being a much sought-after producer, he’s also active in several projects, including No-Man and Blackfield. However, his main band is Porcupine Tree. Together [...]

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