Tag: Progressive Metal

Album Review: Gargoyle – Kisho

Gargoyle [Japan]
Kisho
2011
Full Length
First Cell
Progressive/Thrash Metal
10/10

Japan’s Gargoyle has enchanted me ever since I chanced upon their 1989 debut album Misogi, which had an extremely modern sound for its time. Keeping the similar album artwork style of having the album title in the middle of …

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Interview with Pagan’s Mind

Already their 11th year in existence, Pagan’s Mind returns this year with 5th full length album, Heavenly Ecstasy. While 2007’s God’s Equation proved to be a disappointment for many longtime followers of the band, Heavenly Ecstasy provides a nice fusion of technicality and melody to provide an hours’ worth of enjoyment. We talk to vocalist …

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Album Review: Pagan’s Mind – Heavenly Ecstasy

Pagan’s Mind [Norway]
Heavenly Ecstasy
2011
Full Length
Steamhammer Records
Progressive Metal
9.0/10

Pagan’s Mind has a special place on my playlist, being one of the first real metal band that I chanced upon during my initial foray into metal. The album that managed to grab my attention and …

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Album Review: Levi / Werstler – Avalanche of Worms

Levi / Werstler [USA]
Avalanche of Worms
2010
Full Length
Instrumental/Progressive Metal
8.7/10

Dååth recently released their latest full length album, the self titled “Dååth” in 2010, the same year that Levi / Werstler, the guitar wielding duo of the band released their instrumental masterpiece, Avalanche of Worms, released under …

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Album Review: Ihsahn – After

Ihsahn (Norway)
After
2010
Full Length
Progressive Metal/Avant-Garde/Experimental

Ihsahn’s latest effort, After is a make or break affair for the long term die hard fan. While this album has gotten heavier with lots of heavy palm muting and crushing tone, it has gotten more experiemntal as well, with lots of saxophone …

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