Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal Reviews

  • Ulver – Wars of the Roses

    At the dawn of each new year, there’s already usually a batch of albums I am looking forward to. 2011 opened up with the great...

  • Phideaux – Snowtorch

    With the nearly overwhelming amount of praise it has received over the course of the past month, I found myself feeling obliged to check out...

  • Half Past Four – Rabbit in the Vestibule

    Dominated by the always smart and intriguing but never strident vocals of Kyree Vibrant, this Canadian based band who apart from Kyree all hail from the USSR...

  • 3RDegree – Narrow-Caster

    The definition of ‘narrow-caster’ (as opposed to a broadcaster) -  “one who transmits a TV programme or otherwise disseminate information, to a comparatively small...

  • Tuvalu – Tuvalu

    Though at least nominally part of the celebrated Scandinavian scene,  Finland has always been somewhat of a mysterious object in the European context, especially as...

  • Positive Wave – Positive Wave

    As pointed out at the beginning of the previous review, Positive Wave and Tuvalu share quite a few features: they are both based in Helsinki,...

  • Al Di Meola – Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody

    Al Di Meola is lauded across the world of jazz for three separate endeavours (each a trilogy, coincidentally enough). The first is his trio of...

  • Ghost – Opus Eponymous

    Is the interest in occult heavy rock rooted in 70′s hard/stoner rock a new hype these days? – This was one of the status messages...

  • Van Der Graaf Generator – A Grounding in Numbers

    In 2005 after an absence of 27 years, one of only a handful of the old school “progressive” rock bands worthy of the over used description,...

  • BunChakeze – Whose Dream?

    The rather weirdly-named BunChakeze (a ‘creative’ spelling of the more mundane ‘bunch of keys’) were one of the many bands born in the mid-Eighties who...