Tag: Progressive Metal

Oct 29

Ne Obliviscaris – Urn

Ne Obliviscaris (NeO) burst into the extreme metal forefront with their 2012 debut Portal of I, with their unique blend of violins and extreme metal. 5 years on the band drops their third album, Urn. Would this prove to be a revolutionary turn in their musical journey? What we know though, is that Urn is definitely gonna be a kickass release for fans of progressive, extreme metal.

May 10

Ayreon – The Source

Ayreon returns with his latest masterpiece – The Source, this time featuring an ensemble of notable power metal vocalists, and a surprise guest – Avantasia’s Tobias Sammet! Would this be the ultimate progressive power metal superband?

Dec 04

Opeth – Sorceress

Sorceress is Opeth’s third full-length exploration of the progressive rock side of their songwriting. Unlike Heritage or Pale Communion, Sorceress instantly caught my attention and reeled me in with soothing, yet catchy hooks on the album. Opeth may have abandoned their death metal past, but with releases like Sorceress, this could certainly work towards the band’s advantage in capturing a larger musical audience.

Oct 24

Kylesa – Exhausting Fire

Exhausting Fire is American progressive/sludge trio’s seventh opus, and my first proper album from them. Over the years the band has consistently changed their styles, surprising listeners with each release. But will the band be able to meet up with the expectations that fans have placed upon them on Exhausting Fire?

Mar 08

Monsterworks – The Existential Codex

Kiwi progressive metallers Monsterworks returns this year with their brand new full length, The Existential Codex. Along with being the first release of the year for them, they also display the continuous growth and evolution, and The Existential Codex is easily one of the weirdest, but personal favourite, release thus far from Monsterworks.

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