All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Vintersorg – Naturbål

    Vintersorg is a band I would love to have been introduced to whilst I was still in the nascent years of my experience with the ‘extreme’...

  • Sabaton – Heroes

    By this point in their career, it seems as if Sabaton are virtually beyond the point of criticism. Say what you will about these military-obsessed Swedes; in...

  • Yes – Yessongs

    I’ll start this off by admitting that, for the longest time, I’ve had my doubts surrounding the worth of live albums. There’s a dimension of...

  • Yes – Open Your Eyes

    It seems mediocrity is the only thing that doesn’t excite me these days. Unfortunately, there’s a disproportionately large amount of it out there. In progressive...

  • Yes – 9012Live: The Solos

    9012Live is a whimpering example of a lost opportunity. With the Trevor Rabin era of Yes still making its first bold steps, a live album would have made...

  • SEVEN NINES AND TENS: Bunch of Numbers

    Although my city of Vancouver’s progressive rock scene may be seen as fledgling at best, a small handful of bands have created a lively underground....

  • OMNISIGHT: Roller Coaster Prog

    OmnisighT are, without the slightest doubt, one of my favourite local bands. Hell, calling them a ‘local band’ doesn’t even seem fitting- their stage presence...

  • Yes – Talk

    Talk is a point of confusion for me in so many ways. Long before I ever got around to checking out Yes‘ fourteenth album, I’d heard reports...

  • Yes – Union

    I can’t rightly decide whether Union was a good idea in concept or not. The idea of teaming up the ‘classic’ Yes with the fashionably poppish ’80s Yes is about as...

  • Yes – Big Generator

    Although I’m part of the clear minority when it comes to my appreciation for the much- loathed 90125 album, there’s no doubt that Yes‘ music became increasingly difficult...