Prog Rock Reviews

Teramaze Her Halo Album Cover
Teramaze – Her Halo (, , , )
11th December 2015 -

For those not familiar with the name, Teramaze are an Australian prog metal group. Lead by the string six skills of Dean Wells, and having acquired themselves a new vocalist in the form of Nathan Peachey, their fifth album Her Halo is something of both a rebirth and a spreading of their wings. This album will serve as an introduction… Read More »

Refused Freedom Album Cover
Refused – Freedom (, , )
10th July 2015 -

August 13, 2012. It was my second night in a row at the London Forum to witness a defining moment in my time as a punk fan, something I thought I’d never see before that point, or ever again afterwards. Refused were back, although they were adamant this was a onetime thing. The band, which had been dead for about… Read More »

Opeth Pale Communion Album Cover Artwork
Opeth – Pale Communion (, , )
27th August 2014 -

In the eyes of many, Opeth can do no wrong. Sitting alongside Dream Theater and Mastodon as the kings of the progressive metal genre, they threw their fans an almighty curve-ball with previous album Heritage. Would their eleventh album Pale Communion continue the path started by Heritage or return to more familiar territory? From the outset with the jazz inspired… Read More »

Mount Salem - Endless Album Cover
Mount Salem – Endless (, )
11th March 2014 -

Having been signed by Metal Blade Records, Chicago’s Mount Salem are about to release an extended version of their 2013 E.P. The band only formed in 2012, yet album Endless is very mature. Bringing together a mix of torture driven souls, metal riffs and chilly elegant gothic glamour. With haunting melodies, angst infused lyrics and echoing guitar, this is the… Read More »

Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) ()
20th February 2013 -

In this faced paced, digital, modern world there would appear to be little use for an artist like Steven Wilson. It’s all about instant gratification within three minutes these days, a click on your iTunes here, a flick through your Spotify there. No room for albums, let alone conceptual albums featuring multi-instrumentation epics and a linear narrative, these days. Who… Read More »