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Observations from Jester Prog Blog

France-based Jester Prog Blog posted a review here. One observation made by reviewer J-Yves is that though many of the songs on the Slug Comparison album are short–around 4 minutes–they go through several transformations which make them seem more developed, like an 8-10 minute song by Haken or Pain of Salvation.

4.5 Stars from NeoProg

Here’s a French review from NeoProg. It mentions a couple of new vocal comparisons: Marc Atkinson (not sure from which band) and John Bassett… 15 more words

Chasar: Chasar (1983)

Fessing up, in the interest of transparency: the following is a comprehensive revision of a piece I wrote for an old web project called 100 Axes… 994 more words


Eschar - 'Nova' [Album Review]

Al Heslop of Creative Control Studios seems to be the go-to guy for Surrey and Hampshire’s top instrumental post-rock bands. It wasn’t too long ago that For Astronauts and Satellites dropped their Creative Control-enhanced album  339 more words


Day 0055: Dream Theater - Hollow Years

Artist: Dream Theater
Song: Hollow Years
Album: Falling Into Infinity (1997)

Dream Theater are one of the forefront bands in the genre known as prog-metal. Many of their songs are epic in length (songs under 10 minutes are reasonably uncommon) and tend to be ‘widdly’ and technical. 299 more words


Fates Warning announce 2015 US Tour dates

Fates Warning announce 2015 

US tour dates!

 Photo by Stephanie Cabral



Progressive metal masters Fates Warning will be touring the US in October 2015 – initial confirmed dates are below, and more will be added in the coming weeks. 100 more words

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