All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Haken – The Mountain

    I don’t think there is a band in progressive rock today that has managed to impress me as consistently as Haken. From the release of 2010′s...

  • Acqua Fragile – Mass Media Stars

    Italy’s Acqua Fragile delivered a fairly unassuming facsimile of the British symphonic prog sound over the course of two albums. Although their vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti’s...

  • Aborym – Dirty

    Running parallel to an extent with Norway’s Dodheimsgard, Italy’s Aborym began as a fairly unassuming second-wave black metal band before taking on a more experimental...

  • Scale the Summit – The Migration

    It’s a sentiment I’ve restated whenever speaking of this band: where technical metal generally intends to appeal to the intellect, Scale the Summit aims straight...

  • Another Review of DREAM THEATER’s “Dream Theater”

    For a band that has uncompromisingly stuck to a single sound and style for over two decades, it’s surprising that Dream Theater continue to polarize...

  • Kayo Dot – Hubardo

    Although I’ve never concealed my love and passion for progressive rock, it’s been a genre I’ve viewed through a jaded lens as of late. After...

  • Ahvak – Ahvak

    For fans of the brand of avant rock proudly flagshipped by acts like Univers Zero and Art Zoyd, Ahvak should be an exciting prospect. Based...

  • Syzygy – The Allegory of Light

    Look back to the early 90′s; progressive rock had met an existential crisis, the ‘Neo’ wave of progressive bands were in steady decline, and the...

  • YOWIE: Lumbering Creature Crashing Through the Woods

    In all of my musical listening, I can think of few bands that have had the same baffling effect on me as Yowie. They- perhaps...

  • HANASHUKKETSU: Product of the Internet

    Hanashukketsu is quite a strange band. Nary indefinable, this avant-garde act emerged first as an online partnership of likeminded musical eccentricity. Since then, it has...