The Enigma Division – The Enigma Division (Review)

The Enigma Division - The Enigma DivisionThe Enigma Division are a progressive metal band from Ireland and this is their debut album.

Brought to us by ex-members of Xerath, The Enigma Division is a 65-minute epic of progressive metal. Continue reading “The Enigma Division – The Enigma Division (Review)”

Dust Prophet – One Last Look upon the Sky (Review)

Dust Prophet - One Last Look upon the SkyDust Prophet are a US doom/stoner band from the US and this is their debut album.

One Last Look upon the Sky delivers 54 minutes of charismatic music. A sandy mix of stoner, doom, psychedelic, and progressive rock/metal, Dust Prophet provide the listener with a warm and gritty example of the style. Continue reading “Dust Prophet – One Last Look upon the Sky (Review)”

Mask of Prospero – Hiraeth (Review)

Mask of Prospero - HiraethMask of Prospero are a modern metal band from Greece and this is their second album.

Hiraeth provides a 41-minute contemporary blend of progressive metal, djent, and metalcore. Continue reading “Mask of Prospero – Hiraeth (Review)”

Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Virtual Symmetry (Interview)

Although I’d ideally love to be able to conduct hard-hitting, in-depth interviews, who has the time these days? In lieu of this, I’ve thrown together the below question template, hopefully to gather some interesting and informative results, without taking up too much of anyone’s time.

Introduce yourself – who are you and what do you do?

Hi, everyone! I’m Marco “Mark” Bravi, keyboardist, lyricist and co-producer of italian-swiss prog band Virtual Symmetry. Continue reading “Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Virtual Symmetry (Interview)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of November 2022

November has a track record of producing some very strong metal records, and it seems that the November of 2022 is no different. Bask in the glory of the below metallic offerings! Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of November 2022”

In the Woods… – Diversum (Review)

In the Woods... - DiversumIn the Woods… are a Norwegian progressive metal band and this is their sixth album.

Diversum contains 50 minutes of avant-garde metal that takes elements of the progressive, pagan, doom, and post-black metal styles into its sound to produce a compelling collection of tracks. Continue reading “In the Woods… – Diversum (Review)”

Virtual Symmetry – Virtual Symmetry (Review)

Virtual Symmetry - Virtual SymmetryThis is the third album from Swiss/Italian progressive metal band Virtual Symmetry.

Virtual Symmetry play progressive metal, and on their self-titled new album they give us 63 minutes of professionally crafted material. Also, you’ve got to love it when a band opens their album with a 20-minute epic. Spoiler alert – it’s a very good track indeed. Continue reading “Virtual Symmetry – Virtual Symmetry (Review)”

Judicator – The Majesty of Decay (Review)

Judicator - The Majesty of DecayThis is the sixth album from US power metallers Judicator.

Following on from 2020’s Let There Be Nothing, The Majesty of Decay delivers 61 minutes of conceptually driven metal. Whereas Let There Be Nothing was historically themed, The Majesty of Decay takes a more contemporary approach, and feels more personal because of this. Continue reading “Judicator – The Majesty of Decay (Review)”