Karma to Burn/Sons of Alpha Centauri/Alpha Cat – The Definitive 7″ Trilogy! – Split – (Review)

Karma to Burn Sons of Alpha Centauri Alpha CatThis is a split between two instrumental stoner rock bands, Karma to Burn, from the US, and Sons of Alpha Centauri, from the UK. If this wasn’t enough, the two bands have also colluded on a project called Alpha Cat, which is also included on this release.

This collection brings together the bands’ existing splits into one place. Here, each band contribute three tracks, with the entire split coming in at around 43 minutes. Continue reading


Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse and Other Weird Tales (Review)

Jess and the Ancient OnesJess and the Ancient Ones are an occult rock band from Finland and this is their third album.

This is quirky and expressive retro-styled rock, with plenty of personality and idiosyncrasies. Continue reading

Starsoup – Castles of Sand (Review)

StarsoupThis is the second album from Russian progressive rock band Starsoup.

Starsoup’s 2013 debut album Bazaar of Wonders was a wonderfully diverse and eclectic collection of progressive rock/metal that has become a firm favourite of mine. As such, I was excited to see that they now have a brand new album out for me to enjoy and get to know. Continue reading

Sea in the Sky – Everything All at Once (Review)

Sea in the SkySea in the Sky are a progressive rock band from the US. This is their debut album.

This is modern progressive rock that has elements of the djent style, but without this aspect of the band’s sound becoming overbearing or distracting, as I find can sometimes be the case. There’s largely just about the right amount of djent in this so that it enhances rather than overpowers. Continue reading

Daniel Cavanagh – Monochrome (Review)

Daniel CavanaghDaniel Cavanagh is a progressive rock solo artist from the UK and this is his latest album.

Daniel Cavanagh is a member of the mighty Anathema, and this is a useful starting point for viewing the progressive rock material on this album. Indeed, any fan of latter-day Anathema will feel right at home with Monochrome. Continue reading

Zaius – Of Adoration (Review)

ZaiusZaius are an instrumental post-rock band from the US and this is their debut album.

This is a multifaceted release of progressive/post-rock, fusing elements of bands such as Russian Circles, Red Sparowes, Pelican, Scale the Summit, Cloudkicker, and Between the Buried and Me into a rich, textured journey. As I’ve opined Continue reading