This is the second album from US progressive metal/rock band OK Goodnight.
The Fox and the Bird contains 52 minutes of modern progressive metal that brings together a variety of influences into a multifaceted whole. A foundation of progressive metal and rock is enriched with elements of pop, jazz, and indie to create music that’s charismatic and highly textured. Continue reading “OK Goodnight – The Fox and the Bird (Review)”
This is the debut album from UK/international alternative doom band Healthyliving.
Featuring a member of Ashenspire, Healthyliving play a doomy mixture of alternative rock and post-metal. Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief has a duration of 38 minutes, and showcases the band’s expressive talents well. Continue reading “Healthyliving – Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief (Review)”
This is the sixth album by US alternative rock band Helms Alee.
It turns out that a member of Helms Alee was in Harkonen. I loved 2002’s Shake Harder Boy, so it’s great to hear his work once more, albeit in an indirect altered fashion. Continue reading “Helms Alee – Keep This Be the Way (Review)”
Yawning Sons are an international rock band and this is their second album.
The satisfyingly named Yawning Sons is a collaborative project consisting of members of Yawning Man and Sons of Alpha Centauri.
Sky Island is an engaging slice of Continue reading “Yawning Sons – Sky Island (Review)”
This is the debut album from Nicarus, a solo Israeli artist.
I confess that it was the album art that drew me to this release, as I’m not normally a huge fan of the less-heavy genres such as anything with rock in the descriptor. I’m glad that I did check it out though, as Coal People, Coal Puppets is an Continue reading “Nicarus – Coal People, Coal Puppets (Review)”
Paul Catten is a prolific UK extreme metal artist and this is his latest album.
We’ve met Paul Catten before, (here, here and here), and you never know what you’re going to get from the man. His latest release is far more accessible and pop-influenced than I was expecting, and it Continue reading “Paul Catten – The Beauty of Decay (Review)”
This is the fifth album from Swedish sludge metallers Pyramido.
I’ve enjoyed watching Pyramido develop across 2013’s Saga and 2016’s Vatten, so it’s good to have 34 minutes of new material to enjoy on Fem.
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This is the fourth album from UK atmospheric/post-metal band Latitudes.
Having enjoyed 2016’s Old Sunlight, when Part Island made its presence felt I was compelled to sample its delights. I’m glad I did, as Part Island is a stunningly well-realised development of the band’s sound. Continue reading “Latitudes – Part Island (Review)”
Teksti-TV 666 are an alternative rock band from Finland. This is a compilation album of sorts, consisting of three EPs that the band have previously released.
This is an interesting and irregular release. It’s kind of a mix of bubblegum-pop with Continue reading “Teksti-TV 666 – 1, 2, 3 (Review)”
Dreamarcher are a metal band from Norway and this is their debut album.
What do you get if you take jazz-trained musicians and get them to unleash mayhem via emotive post-whatever distortion and passionate delivery? You get Dreamarcher. Their eponymous debut is Continue reading “Dreamarcher – Dreamarcher (Review)”