All posts by Conor Fynes

  • NIŌ: Heartfelt Music

    Niō is the artistic partnership of drummer Jef Pauly and guitarist Davide Tiso. I have been a fan of the latter for a long time...

  • OPIUM DENN: Cohesive Package

    Opium Denn is an incredibly mysterious one-man project. Though I might describe the music as a Porcupine Tree-ish take on threads of Blue Oyster Cult...

  • Nio – Nio

    As much as I disdain the term ‘post metal’ for all it implies, I tend to love a lot of the music the label gets...

  • Space Apaches – Smokin’ Voyages

    Now here’s a bait-and-switch if ever I’ve heard one. A band name like Space Apaches, paired up with the cosmic album cover comes with certain...

  • Opium Denn – Demarkation

    Pink Floyd. Blue Oyster Cult. Porcupine Tree– you know the sort of bands I’m talking about; these are groups who paired spacey atmosphere and a...

  • viseMenn: Personal Backgrounds

    viseMenn may be a relatively new name to the progressive music scene at large, but they consist of some very experienced musicians. Coming from backgrounds...

  • viseMènn – Begging You Please

    With the opening notes of “Begging You Please”, I was almost convinced I was hearing another blackgaze band a la Alcest from Norway’s viseMènn. Hazy...

  • VILE DISPLAY OF HUMANITY: Loud and Live

    Vile Display of Humanity prove that an old trick can still back a punch. Here’s a band that finds a home at the familiar crossroads...

  • Vile Display of Humanity – Vile Display of Humanity

    Vile Display of Humanity found their sound at an oft-travelled crossroads of genres. Hardcore punk, thrash and even grind; the three are familiar accomplices to...

  • Delta Deep – Delta Deep

    You can’t keep a cook out of the kitchen for long. Def Leppard may be unveiling their latest full-length a month from now, but they’ve...