Tag: Progressive Rock

Oct 24

Steven Wilson – To the Bone

Steven Wilson has been rather active after the highly-regarded Porcupine Tree went on hiatus. Yet To the Bone is the first solo album of his that I’ve listened to. While elements of Porcupine Tree can still be heard, To the Bone takes things in a rather different direction at the same time. But would it keep fans of progressive rock captivated? Heavy Metal Tribune goes pop this time round!

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 are probably one of the first …

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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 written, one …

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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 such as Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert quickly becoming …

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