All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Yowie – Damning With Faint Praise

    Yowie achieved a measure of underground notoriety with “Cryptooology”, an album that turned rock conventions on their side, having more in common with the aesthetic...

  • The Tea Club – Quickly Quickly Quickly

    Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson once stated in an interview that “…the Mars Volta, Tool, and Radiohead. . .are the future of progressive music.” I...

  • Therion – Les Fleurs Du Mal

    There aren’t too many bands out there that can say they have been around for a decade, let alone a quarter of a century. For...

  • Storm Corrosion – Storm Corrosion

    I can’t think of too many albums that have inspired such anticipation in me. I mean, Wintersun’s “Time” had been pretty big on the excitement,...

  • The Former Life – Electric Stillness

    The Former Life is a band fuelled by the musical partnership and chemistryof Matteo Ballarin and Andrea De Nardi, two young proggers with a vested...

  • Metaphysics – Beyond the Nightfall

    Progressive metal may be a something of a stagnant genre nowadays, but there’s still great quality to be found. Metaphysics is an Italian group that...

  • Alphataurus – AttosecondO

    Almost forty years ago, a little-known band called Alphataurus released their self-titled debut to the world. Although they are still arguably little-known (largely due to...

  • Sacrum – Criminal

    Approaching two hours in length, there’s a near-certainty that Sacrum’s “Criminal” will be a more time-consuming album than what you’re normally used to. Even for...

  • Human Factor – 4.Hm.f

    Although few Russian bands seem to have broken out onto the global stage, my experiences with the Moscow scene give me the impression that it’s...

  • Fish On Friday – Airborne

    Today, it is Thursday, and I am drinking a now-lukewarm cup of coffee. Less than an hour ago, I had a ham sandwich. Given these...