Prog Rock Reviews

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines (, )
20th December 2016 -

Apparently the gentlemen from Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon seem to enjoy each other’s company, as this is the second project featuring members of those two particular bands. The first being Killer Be Killed, which has Greg Puciato and Troy Sanders amongst their ranks, and now we have Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the brainchild of Ben Weinman and Brent Hinds, also… 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.

8.5
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 »

Teramaze Her Halo Album Cover
7.5
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
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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 »