Riviẽre – Heal (Review)

RiviereRiviẽre are a progressive metal band from France and this is their debut album.

This is an intriguing blend of styles that uses progressive metal as a base to launch forays into post-rock, post-hardcore and alternative metal.

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A Sense of Gravity – Atrament (Review)

A Sense of GravityA Sense of Gravity are a progressive metal band from the US. This is their second album.

I bet you’ve always wanted a record that mixes Dream Theater and Between the Buried and Me haven’t you? Well, now you have one. With symphonic/neoclassical elements combined with extreme metal, this is 68 minutes of progressive metal delivered just the way we like it; interesting and exciting. Continue reading

Tesseract – Concealing Fate

tesseractDo you like a bit of djent, but find most bands who play it sound the same?  Then Tesseract could could be the band for you. This EP from 2010, with a different singer to now, mixes the djent style with a more progressive edge to create a very enjoyable experience across the 27 minutes it plays for.

The EP is essentially one long song broken into 6 parts, and thankfully their skill is equal to their ambition.  Initially when I listened to this album I thought it was okay, but was not until subsequent listens that I decided that I did indeed very much enjoy it.

If you’re looking for your metal with a slightly different feel than average then check them out.

http://tesseractband.co.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/user/Tesseractproject