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  • Devin Townsend Project – Ocean Machine: Live in Plovdiv

    I love Devin Townsend. I love orchestral music. I love it when orchestral music is juxtaposed with powerful rock and metal music. When you put all of these things together, it’s going to be a (wet) dream...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • The Walking Dead Orchestra – Resurrect

    These days, when I see a band that is French, my interest is instantly piqued. And I am rarely disappointed. So when I see the words ‘French tech death’, the urge to review is overwhelming. And, surprise...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Dimmu Borgir – Eonian

    My favourite extreme/black metal release of all time, of any description, is Dimmu Borgir’s Death Cult Armageddon. The sheer monumental majesty of that record cannot be touched, in this humble writer’s opinion. So it’s difficult to be...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • The Butterfly Effect, Rival Fire & Osaka Punch @ The Croxton Hotel, Melbourne 11/03/2018

    Australia has had a rash of classic alternative and progressive bands making comebacks in recent times, and none are more welcome than Brisbane’s The Butterfly Effect. They have bought their Brissie buddies Osaka Punch along on this...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Modern Day Babylon – Coma

    If you love progressive heavy music, and more specifically djenty progressive and instrumental music, there is a veritable smorgasbord of fabulous releases from excellent bands coming out at regular intervals (pun intended) across the course of any...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • The Dali Thundering Concept – Savages

    This was one of those albums where I had to stop for a beat or two, ingest and get my head around it a little more, before I set proverbial pen to paper to review it. There...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • Thornhill – Butterfly

    Sometimes a band bobs up out of seemingly nowhere and catches you unawares. Metal Obsession’s editor flipped this EP recommendation to me on Facebook, and from the moody, percussive opening strains of first track Sunflower, I was...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • Good Tiger – We Will All Be Gone

    When a band releases a debut that becomes an instant classic, the sophomore effort also instantly becomes an issue. How do you follow up something that was just about the best representation of what a band can...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • Lord – Live at Progpower USA

    Live albums have long been out of favour with the music industry and audiences, so when one comes along that sounds alive, fresh and powerful and captures a great live band in their element, as well as...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Machine Head – Catharsis

    Give any new album at least three or four listens before you truly judge it. That’s a lesson I have learned over the years, and I always stick to it. Especially when reviewing. I am an unabashed...

    • Posted 6 months ago