Prog Metal Reviews

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Once Human – Evolution (, )
27th March 2017 -

Logan Mader has been a busy guy lately. Aside from his acclaimed production work, he made a surprise return to performing music in 2015 with melodeath group Once Human, putting out an impressive debut at the end of that year. 2016 was then spent with some touring, before recruiting a new member (third guitarist Max Karon) and jumping straight back… Read More »

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Opeth – Sorceress (, , )
25th October 2016 -

Opeth’s ‘Sorceress’ is an enchanting siren, beckoning innocent passers-by toward their fate.

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Novena – Secondary Genesis (, )
24th August 2016 -

Novena has been in the works for a while. Principle songwriter Harrison White (ex-Bleeding Oath/Tradjectory) and bassist Moat Lowe (No Sin Evades His Gaze/ex-Bleeding Oath) started the project back in 2013 after the demise of Bleeding Oath, planning to use what remained of the planned sophomore EP from the extreme progressive metal quartet. 3 years seeking out full members finally… Read More »

Gojira Magma Album Cover
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Gojira – Magma (, )
15th July 2016 -

With their new album Magma, Gojira have continued their ascent up the proverbial ladder of the metal world. They’ve adorned the cover of Metal Hammer UK , had some of their best festival slots and were recently announced to play UK arenas for the first time in November supporting ex label mates Alter Bridge. So, is all the hype around… Read More »

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Momentary – The Inside EP (, , )
12th April 2016 -

The progressive metal scene has been inundated with “djent” bands in recent years, especially since the breakout success of Periphery in 2010. With so many bands keen to emulate that sound it can become rather difficult to stand out from the crowd, rather than simply become another drop in a flooded pool of bands. Momentary, from Paderborn in Germany, recently… Read More »