Prog Metal Reviews

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun (, )
23rd July 2014 -

Once More ‘Round The Sun, Mastodon’s latest studio album is the latest in a long and varied career from one of heavy music’s greatest treasures. Last album ‘The Hunter’ certainly made a noticeable effort to be more ‘accessible’ especially after the progressive epic ‘Crack the Skye’ that preceded it. So how does this latest effort compare? Well, ‘Once More ‘Round… Read More »

Chapters The Imperial Skies Album Cover
Chapters – The Imperial Skies (, , , , )
14th October 2013 -

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, British rock & metal music is in extremely rude health at the moment. Chapters, despite being in the general consciousness for several years after high profile touring with Sylosis are no exception to the rule. Debut album ‘The Imperial Skies’ binds together a huge variety of different influences; the technical precision… Read More »

Extol – Extol (Self Titled) (, , )
3rd July 2013 -

Extol are a norwegian extreme metal band recently re-formed after a period of inactivity, their latest self-titled effort sees the band bringing in producer Jens Bogren – who has worked with bands such as Opeth, Paradise Lost and Enslaved. Opeth offer a good reference to the sound of this self-titled effort; death metal utilizing dark and light textures although where Opeth… Read More »

Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay (, , )
19th January 2013 -

If you aren’t familiar with Neurosis in any way then take this as a warning as much as a recommendation, Neurosis are heavy. Heavy in every possible way conceivable. No matter how much Tore Von Leathertrousers shrieks about Satan in a forest in Norway or how many times groups of bodybuilders in basketball vests with neck tattoos grunt about “fucking… Read More »

Mastodon – ‘The Hunter’ (, )
20th December 2011 -

Mastodon are a band who, in my eyes, are in the vein of Opeth in as much as their music is not only undeniably brilliant, but also accessible when the time is taken to absorb and appreciate their moderately unique musical tapestry. Much like their Swedish counterparts, the new album marks another change in their musical direction yet still somehow… Read More »