Specials

  • Dodheimsgard – Supervillain Outcast

    On Dodheimsgard’s third record ’666 International’, this once-orthodox Norwegian black metal band revolutionized their sound by adding a challenging layer of experimental electronics and industrial...

  • Gazpacho – Night

    The excuse I have for reviewing this 5-year old album now is that it has just been reissued by kscope with slightly tinkered sound and...

  • Tangerine Dream – Force Majeure

    Listening to “Force Majeure”, I find myself with a new appreciation for Tangerine Dream’s best work. From where I’m standing, that’s in reference to ambient...

  • Cynic – Traced in Air

    Back in 1994, progressive metal band Cynic disbanded, leaving a string of demos and a debut which has since gone on to be considered a...

  • Kraftwerk – Radio-Aktivit√§t

    Following their seminal record ‘Autobahn’, Kraftwerk were now under the stress to release something that faithfully continued the band’s legacy of electronic music. Some bands...

  • Arcturus – The Sham Mirrors

    With another album, there are new developments for the avant-garde metal act known as Arcturus. This now-legendary band is something of a Norwegian black metal...

  • Unsoul – Magnetic Mountain

    Nearly a decade after releasing their first album, Unsoul returned in 2008 with a surprising second album. ‘Magnetic Mountain’ is an avant-garde metal album in...

  • Myrath – Desert Call

    Barring Antarctica and the Lovecraftian horrors that live there, Africa is the least prolific continent when in comes to heavy metal and progressive music. To...

  • Yes – Yesterdays

    A compilation focuses on the first period of Yes, one of the first two albums can be something interesting. It is. Even if I can...

  • Watchtower – Control and Resistance

    In the 1980′s, thrash was a-boomin’. As a style that already values technicality as one of its central tenants, it can be expected that the...