Prog Metal Reviews

Opeth - 'Heritage'
9.5
Opeth – Heritage (, , )
1st October 2011 -

Opeth… quite simply one of the best bands around, and one of my favourites. What follows is a review of their latest album, the opinion dividing ‘Heritage’. Now, firstly it should be noted that Opeth are not a band of convention; they have always said that they are not afraid to experiment and diverse themselves with their musical direction. They… Read More »

dream theater - a dramatic turn of events album cover
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Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn Of Events (, , )
8th September 2011 -

The first Dream Theater album without Mike Portnoy was always going to be a very interesting experience. After the band’s long and well publicised search for his replacement, they found a most capable drummer in Mike Mangini, no less than the fastest drummer in the world. With Mike on board the band set about carving out the first Dream Theater… Read More »

Symphony X Iconoclast Album Cover
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Symphony X – Iconoclast (, , )
1st June 2011 -

I am by no means an expert of Symphony X, having heard some of their previous albums but not having much more than passing familarity. However when the chance to review their latest offering came along I jumped at the chance, anxious for the chance to review what could be one of the power metal albums of the year and… Read More »

Mayan - Quarterpast Album Cover
8.5
Mayan – Quarterpast Album Review (, )
5th May 2011 -

[gameinfo title=”Album Info” album_name=”Quarterpast” publishers=”Nuclear Blast” genres=”Death Metal, Prog Metal” release_date=”19th May 2011″ buy_link=”https://playcom.at/rocksins/19312258.html”] What would happen if distinctive elements of Epica, Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir and Skeletonwitch were thrown into a large mixing bowl, stirred around considerably and then poured into an album? You’d get something along the lines of Mayan. The new supergroup put together by Epica’s Mark… Read More »

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Amorphis – The Beginning of Times (, , )
25th April 2011 -

[gameinfo title=”Album Info” album_name=”The Beginning of Times” publishers=”Nuclear Blast” genres=”Melodic Death Metal” release_date=”May 30, 2011″ buy_link=”https://playcom.at/rocksins/19312263.html”] When a band part ways with their frontman it can often send them on a downward spiral of uninspiring fodder, or, it can rejuvenate the collective creativity and send them on a surging incline with a new found purpose. Amorphis, undeniably, are part of… Read More »