Tag: Progressive Metal

Albums of the Month – February 2015

If you thought January 2015 was good, then February was even better despite it being a shorter month. We see high profile releases from bands like Ensiferum, Carach Angren, Enforcer and Melechesh, along with the more underground spectrum of the genre such as Acherontas, Death Karma and many more. Here’s our shortlist of the albums of the month for February 2015.

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Album Review: Greensleeves – Inertial Frames

Greensleeves [Brazil]
Inertial Frames
2014
Full Length
Independent
Progressive Metal

Brazil, a country more known for their primitive, barbaric forms of extreme metal acts such as Sarcofago and Sepultura to more melodic acts such as Angra and Almah. Greensleeves fits more comfortably in the latter end of the spectrum with their melodic, but …

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Album Review: Distorted Harmony – Chain Reaction

Distorted Harmony [Israel]
Chain Reaction
2014
Full Length
Independent
Progressive Rock/Metal

Progressive metal was never really my kind of thing, apart from that occasional Dream Theater, so receiving Distorted Harmony sophomore full length Chain Reaction, I didn’t really know what to expect with that geeky cover art, and the fact that they …

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Album Review: Soundchaser – Changes Part I: The Betrayed

Soundchaser [Belgium]
Changes Part I: The Betrayed
2014
Full Length
Independent
Heavy Metal

Belgium heavy metal band Soundchaser‘s sophomore full length effort, Changes Part I: The Betrayed got me rather intrigued, with the album broken down into four main acts, yet at the same time the rather weird, short track titles on …

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Album Review: Expain – Just the Tip

Expain [Canada]
Just the Tip
2014
Full Length
Independent
Progressive Thrash Metal

Branding themselves as comedic mosh pit dwellers, one would naturally not expect much from Canadian thrash metal band Expain. Yet the mastery that the band presents on their debut album Just the Tip belies the image that the band …

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