All posts by Conor Fynes

  • The Minstrel's Ghost – The Road to Avalon

    There really seems to be something about the legends of King Arthur and his round table that works with the prog rock mentality. Whether its...

  • Azure Agony – India

    For an album released two decades ago, Dream Theater’s “Images & Words” sure seems to have had an indelible impact on the way listeners and...

  • Panopticon – Kentucky

    For the better part of the year, I’ve been searching for albums that could potentially strike me in an emotional, heartfelt way. I’ve come across...

  • Aeon Zen – Engima

    In 2009, a band called Aeon Zen came out with “A Mind’s Portrait”, an album that, while rooted in what detractors may call ‘Dream Theater...

  • Dark Suns – Orange

    Germany’s Dark Suns are a band that are nothing, if not ambitiously eclectic. Although I would feel secure recommending them to a fan of adventurous...

  • Fen – Dustwalker

    Around this time two years ago, Fen offered its second record to date, “Epoch”. Adorned with an inconspicuous blue cover and coming from a band...

  • Interview With Aeon Zen

    For the longest time, I had thought the creative zest that first fuelled progressive metal had died. In recent years however, there has been a...

  • JUNG PEOPLE: A Band With Message

    Calgary’s JUNG PEOPLE are a band with a message. On top of some of the most eclectic and organic-sounding post rock you’re bound to hear,...

  • WINTERSUN: Other Name For Diversity

    Wintersun has had a pretty strange and special career. After a particularly excellent debut, they went all but silent on the recording end, to the...

  • Pseudo/Sentai – Nature's Imagination (Chapter 2)

    Although it may not have been optimal to be introduced to this band through a sequel-record (and an EP no less), the second instalment of...