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Mammal’s Best of 2015 – Part 4/10



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?

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Sonic Cathedral’s female-fronted roundup for April – Part 2/2

SC logoOn Friday we posted our digest of the first five female-fronted albums our buddies at Sonic Cathedral reviewed during April. On Saturday we slept late. On Sunday we rested, it being the seventh day and all that. Today we feature the other four albums SC reviewed last month.

They are all goodies, like us and the people at SC. Some of them are the best, like all of the followers of SC and Metal State.


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Album Review: Anubis – Hitchhiking to Byzantium

Anubis_Cover_ArtLocation: Sydney, Australia

Genre: Neo-progressive rock with experimental touches and cinematic sweep

Release date: 30 May 2014

Label: Birds Robe Records

Tracks: 10

Length: 1 hour 18 minutes

Recommended to: Fans of Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Airbag and other emotional, atmospheric, introspective prog rock

Mammal’s rating: 4.5 out of 5

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