Posted by christophermammal
I’ve loved music since the day I was born. I remember it well. The midwife delivered me just after eight in the morning on February 9, 1950. I thought she had kind eyes. My opinion changed when she snipped my umbilical cord.
My mother combed my fur and said to the midwife, “It’s interesting.” Then she added, “What species is it?”
“We’ll know soon,” the midwife replied. “We’ve sent some of its blood to the entomologists and some of its pollen to the botanists. Meanwhile, train it to climb a trellis and play it something with good riffs.” My mother chose these albums for me and I’ve loved them through all the subsequent decades.
Could that be why there’s cross-genre strain of psychedelia in today’s selections?
Posted in Best of 2015
Tags: Architects of Evolution, Australia, Finsterforst, Folk Metal, Global, Mach Dich Frei, Mammal's Best of 2015 – Part 4/10, Melted Space, Meta-stasis, Mimes on Rollercoasters – 3, neo-progressive rock, Neo-Prophet, Psychedelic/space metal, Psychedelic/space rock, Space Mirrors, Stella Polaris, Stoner doom metal, Symphonic Metal, T.I.M.E, Technical Death Metal, The Great Lie, The Paradox of Metanoia
Release Date: January 20th, 2015 on Sensory Records
Tracks: 2 discs, 16 tracks
Length: A little over 2 hours
Genre: Progressive metal
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Previous releases: Ashes 2007, Chronicles of the Waking Dream 2009
Recommended for fans of: Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, Caligula’s Horse, Fates Warning, Anathema
Opus of A Machine started out in 2012, formed by Caligula’s Horse‘s guitarist Zac Greensill and they play a brilliant mix of raw and honest-sounding progressive rock/alternative metal reinforced with powerful clean vocals. Check out their newly released album here:
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
I have barely read any books or played any games and I have watched maybe one full movie this year, due to spending almost all my time on starting up my own business, so I couldn’t create a top-entertainment list like my colleagues. However, I have spent pretty much all my free time listening to, experiencing and gathering knowledge about music in different ways. So here are my musical highlights of 2013, in no particular order:
Caligula’s Horse has crafted songs that are so alive and so powerful that I get tears in my eyes. Their music makes me do more than just listen, I’m feeling it, I’m living it.
Genre: Progressive rock/metal with a unique, modern and intelligent sound
Recommended for fans of: Opeth, Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, Dream Theater, TesseracT, concept albums, interesting music
Tags: Album Streams, Australia, Australian Metal, bandcamp, Caligula's Horse, Dream Theater, Full Album Stream, Heavy Metal, metal, Music, Music Reviews, Music Videos, Opeth, Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Prog Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Rock