All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Revisiting Yes’ 1980 Album “Drama”

    I hate Drama. I mean, I’ve just never been able to understand the praise around it. It’s not even necessarily because Yes‘ longtime frontman Jon...

  • YES’ Tormato: Throwing Tomatoes on a Yes Album

    There seems to be a general consensus that Tormato marked the end of Yes‘ winning streak. There had been personal differences arising in the band...

  • Yes: In Time and a Word

    I suppose it’s understandable why Yes‘ debut has never received too much praise or recognition; I personally liked the self-titled a lot, but the band...

  • Alcest – Shelter

    To be honest, I’m surprised Alcest haven’t been featured in a Subaru commercial already. If that’s a stretch, it’s at least a near-certainty we’ll be hearing them...

  • Anubis Gate – Horizons

    Progressive metal purveyors Anubis Gate are set to release their brand new album "Horizons" on April 15, 2014 via Nightmare Records.

  • Teramaze – Esoteric Symbolism

    Progressive power metal with a dark heart.

  • YES’s Yes: The Beginnings

    Prog Sphere's Conor Fynes writes about the debut album of the progressive rock's one of the finest bands - Yes!

  • YES: Going For the One

    Going for the One marked the end of an era for Yes, what I outline in this and other reviews as the band’s ‘golden era’. Spanning from The...

  • Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us

    As someone gets older, it’s inevitable that some degree of mellowing out will occur. While the pessimistic among us might chalk it up to losing...

  • Classic YES

    What is the problem with best-of compilations in progressive rock? It’s certainly not that progressive bands aren’t deserving of them, or even that there isn’t...