All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Lazuli – (4603 Battements)

    Last year, France seemed to be a hotbed of prog rock output. With French band Nemo sparking my interest with their latest album ‘Revolucion’, it...

  • Green Carnation – The Quiet Offspring

    Green Carnation was a project first incarnated by its members in order to explore sounds other than black metal, so it should not come as...

  • Netherland Dwarf – Moi Moi

    Released by the well-regarded modern prog label Musea, Netherland Dwarf is a one-man act from Tokyo, and that’s about all the information we’re given about...

  • Oceans of Night – Domain

    The second album by Scotts Mosher and Oliva represents a distinct shift towards the artsier side of metal. With ‘The Shadowheart Mirror’, Oceans Of Night...

  • Wintersun – Time I

    Unless the time comes where post-apocalyptic music scholars are reading this and all other mention of the arduous wait associated with Wintersun’s second album has...

  • Gorguts – Obscura

    Widely considered to be one of the most enduring examples of experimental metal, ‘Obscura’ is an album that has already sparked plenty of discussion long...

  • Iron Maiden – Killers

    “Killers” could be seen as a transition album for Iron Maiden. Although the band had a relatively firm grasp of their galloping sound since the...

  • OSI – Free

    Prog rock supergroups are generally consistent in two ways. First, they are bound to create a level of excitement for the fans of whatever artists...

  • Lisa LaRue 2KX – Fast and Blue

    If someone had first told me about the work of Lisa LaRue and her place as a ‘virtuoso prog keyboardist’, I would have likely not...

  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen – Lost in the New Real

    Although he is surely best known for his epic prog operas under the penname Ayreon, Arjen Lucassen is a man of many, many, many projects....