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Album Review: Max Pie – Odd Memories

maxpie-oddmemories-cover2015Album:  Odd Memories

Label:  Mausoleum

Songs:  10

Length:  62 Minutes

Genre:  Progressive Power Metal

Previous Albums:  Initial Process (2011); Eight Pieces, One World (2013)

Location:  Belgium

For those that live for the robust compositions of progressive metal, Max Pie should spark some interest.  Their new album, Odd Memories, is about to hit store shelves and digital libraries. It leans a bit to the power metal side of the spectrum.  So, it is progressive metal that makes you feel good when you are done hearing it.  The good thing though, is that the album is a bit more diverse than just odd time signatures and power metal, sing along choruses.  Promised Land is a great example of a song that makes you want to sing with the band, and sing it in the shower at the top of your lungs, but Cyber Junkie has a lot more chunk and heavy metal riffing.  Read the rest of this entry

Album Review: Revocation – Deathless

Revocation-Deathless-300x300Album:  Deathless

Label:  Metal Blade

Release Date:  10 Oct 2014 (US)

Songs:  11

Length:  53 Minutes

Previous Albums:  Empire of the Obscene (2008); Existence is Futile (2009); Chaos of Forms (2011); Revocation (2013); Deathless (2014).

Location:  Boston, MA USA  Read the rest of this entry

Album Review: Black Map – …And We Explode

Black_Map_Explode_Cover_1500x1500_rgbLabel:  Minus Head Records

Album:  …And We Explode

Songs:  12

Length:  45 Minutes

Style:  Progressive / Alt / Grunge / Hard Rock

Previous Albums:  This is their debut

Location:  San Francisco, CA, USA

FFO:  Deftones, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Soundgarden, Nirvana, U2 Read the rest of this entry

Retro Roundtable Review: Anacrusis – Screams And Whispers

291Label: Metal Blade Records

Release Date:  May 11th, 1993

Songs:  12

Length: 1 hour

Genre:  Progressive/Thrash

Studio Albums: Suffering Hour 1988, Reason 1990, Manic Impressions 1991

Location:  Missouri, USA



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Album Review: With Our Arms To The Sun – A Far Away Wonder

image-21Album:  A Far Away Wonder

Genre:  Cinematic / Expressive / Progressive / Moody / Atmospheric / A Pinch of Desert Rock / Experimental

Songs:  8

Length:  47 Minutes

Label:  Independent

Release Date:  23 Sep 2014

Albums:  This is their 3rd studio album.

Location:  Arizona, US

For fans of:  Isis, Palms  Read the rest of this entry

Album Review: Eira – Lacrimosa

lacrimosaRecord Label:  Self-Released

Release Date:  30 June 2014

Songs:  9

Length:  65 Minutes

Style:  Technical/Progressive Death Metal and in some cases…Blackened.

Albums:  This is their debut album.  EP A Death Painted Portrait in 2012

Nationality:  United States, Buffalo, NY

For fans of: Opeth, Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir Read the rest of this entry

Roundtable Review: Wings Denied – Mirrors For A Prince

downloadLabel:  Unsigned

Release Date:  13 May 14

Songs:   10

Length:  55 Minutes

Genre:  Progressive Metal

Studio Albums:   This is their debut studio album

Location:  Washington D.C., USA Read the rest of this entry

Stream of the Week – Promethee

Promethee is a progressive/hardcore outfit from Geneva, Switzerland.  Dark Souls is a two-track EP which is the focus of this Stream of the Week, and it follows their 2012 debut Nothing Happens, Nobody Comes, Nobody Goes.  The band describes their two new songs as a refinement of their musical style.  You can follow the happenings of Promethee from their facebook page or their main website.  They are currently unsigned.  Maybe these two songs will hook a label and help them with another full-length album.  Hear it for yourself below.  What do you think?

Roundtable Review: Slaveatgod – The Skyline Fission

cover artLabel:  No Regrets Records

Release Date:  31 Mar 2014

Songs:   8

Length:  33 Minutes

Genre:  Progressive/Djent

Studio Albums:   This is their second full-length album

Location:  Athens, Greece Read the rest of this entry