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- Progasms: A Progressive Rock Rundown
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- Who Had the Best Six Album Run?
- Fuzz – II (In The Red)
- Post-Punk/Garage Noir: Protomartyr, Hand Of Dust & Kill West
- Psych Prog in the Hall Of Fame
- September’s Lucky 13
- Graveyard – Innocence & Decadence (Nuclear Blast)
- The Birth Of Metal
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Category Archives: Reviews
It’s Black Friday, and what’s more black than to buy a good pair of headphones for your favorite rocker or metalhead. Today the headphone audiophile community is buzzing about what may become a historic event in headphone history. Massdrop and … Continue reading
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It’s hard to believe that in just two weeks, year-end album lists will start rolling out. Anyone who covers hard rock and metal who’s working on their list now better have listened to Magic Circle’s second album, which isn’t officially … Continue reading
Prog has come a long way since the seventies, when it was blamed for being responsible for everything that was wrong with music. Since then, many punks came out of the closet as fans of progressive rock, and its influence … Continue reading
Early last year, French rockers The Socks released an excellent debut on Small Stone. Their hard rock mixed a touch of 70s groove and psych along the lines of Sweden’s Graveyard and Germany’s Kadavar. Just over a year later, the … Continue reading
Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art) Protomartyr are a difficult band to get into. You can’t just absorb them in the background, as Joe Casey’s unmelodic monotone reinforces the grey grimness of their Detroit post-punk garage noir, which threatens … Continue reading
September was so loaded with highly anticipated releases, I couldn’t keep up with the full-length reviews. So far, half of my top 20 favorite albums of the year were released in September. I figured I should at least give a … Continue reading
Graveyard have been one of my favorite bands for the past seven years because they haven’t let me down yet. I haven’t heard a single bad track, or been let down by their live performances. They may not be the … Continue reading