This is the fourth album from UK progressive metal band Black Orchid Empire.
Tempus Veritas showcases that talents of Black Orchid Empire across an easily enjoyable 38 minutes. The style is a contemporary blend of progressive, technical, and alternative/melodic rock/metal, one that is textured and vibrant. Continue reading “Black Orchid Empire – Tempus Veritas (Review)”
This is the second album from US stoner/sludge metal band Witch Ripper.
Witch Ripper play a brand of heavy music that exists somewhere between sludge metal and progressive rock. The Flight After the Fall is an ambitious and enjoyable slab of modern progressive sludge that takes the listener on a 47-minute journey into expressive and emotive waters. Continue reading “Witch Ripper – The Flight After the Fall (Review)”
This is the debut album from US progressive rock band Moon Machine.
I was initially attracted to this album by the evocative album art, and the suggestion that it should appeal to fans of Porcupine Tree, Devin Townsend, Opeth, Alcest, Anathema, and Tool. Sold. Of course, there’s always the danger of being disappointed, but thankfully Moon Machine lived up to its promise. Continue reading “Moon Machine – Moon Machine (Review)”
Reach are a Swedish rock band and this is their third album.
Reach play song-based rock music, and they have produced 38 minutes of this for us to enjoy on The Promise of Life. You can imagine Reach as a mix of bands such as Muse and Queen, as a rough starting point. Continue reading “Reach – The Promise of a Life (Review)”
The Restitution is a one-man progressive metal band from the US and this is his second album.
2013’s Waves was a very enjoyable and impressive release, and I can’t believe it’s been four years since it came out. Continue reading “The Restitution – Into the Dark (Review)”