Tag Archive: Progressive Rock

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.

Sep 08

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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Mar 10

Views from the Pit: The Simon Yong Band @Mosiac Music Festival 2014

After the ergasmic Alien Stole My Whiskey, I finally got the opportunity to catch The Simon Yong Band live at this year’s Mosaic Music Festival.

The first set kicked off at 7pm at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, and without wasting any time, Simon Yong kicked off the first set with a brand new song that was …

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Aug 05

Album Review: Simon Yong – Alien Stole My Whiskey

Simon Yong [Singapore]
Alien Stole My Whiskey
2013
Full Length
Independent
Progressive/Instrumental Rock

Very rarely do I talk about instrumental rock albums, for the lack of theoretical or technical knowledge. But the very first instrument that got me interested in rock or metal music was the guitar, with masters …

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Feb 14

Views from the Pit – Opeth live in Singapore

When it was announced 2 or so years back that Opeth would perform in Singapore, I went ecstatic. However, that 2010 concert did not materialize and many Opeth fans including myself went from one end of the spectrum of excitement to the other of disappointment.

2 years have passed. And in 2012, Opeth finally made …

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