Album Review: The Vigilance Committee’s Exit a Hero

With their new album Exit a Hero, The Vigilance Committee delivers upbeat progressive rock that will have listeners tapping their toes.  Imagine if the Beatles went forward in time to collaborate with Mars Volta: that’s the unique sound that this Long Island quartet brings to the table. “Set the Pacific on Fire” demonstrates the band’s… Continue reading Album Review: The Vigilance Committee’s Exit a Hero

Track Review: “Revolt” by The Unravelling

The Unravelling is from Calgary, Canada and lead vocalist Steve Moore was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. That’s enough to unravel anyone, but Moore recovered and together with his collaborator, project founder and instrumentalist Gustavo De Beauville, they have bounced back with a renewed energy that inspires. Woo! This song starts off with a punch.… Continue reading Track Review: “Revolt” by The Unravelling

I…Must…Erase: A Review of Steven Wilson’s Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Steven Wilson is responsible for many of my favorite records. When push comes to shove, he’s one of my top three musical artists. Throughout his career, he’s delved into many different projects. And every one of them has something special to offer. Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia is a modern day Dark Side of the Moon… Continue reading I…Must…Erase: A Review of Steven Wilson’s Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Jethro Dull: A Review of Opeth’s Pale Communion

The review you’re about to read is not the review I originally wrote for this album. After a few listens to Pale Communion, I’ve decided to go easier on Opeth and cut out much of my vehement anger. Instead, I’ve chosen a jaded view. This is definitely not the album that I wanted to hear… Continue reading Jethro Dull: A Review of Opeth’s Pale Communion

Baldwin’s August Review Trilogy Part 1: A Review of Valence’s Sleepwalker

I’ve waited a long time for an awesome local progressive metal band to come my way. And stupid me, one has existed for at least the last 4 or 5 years in Larchmont, NY. I’ve only recently heard of Valence when I read Jessie May’s review of their newest EP, Laser Baron a couple months… Continue reading Baldwin’s August Review Trilogy Part 1: A Review of Valence’s Sleepwalker

Why Dream Theater is the Best Band in the World (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Coda)

By Peter Progger Ok, so it’s pretty obvious that Dream Theater is the best band of like, the last two millenniums. They’ve been the most talented group since ancient India, that’s pretty clear. Like, if you brought a Dream Theater CD back in time with you to Mozart, Mozart would listen to it and be… Continue reading Why Dream Theater is the Best Band in the World (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Coda)

Album Review: Dyed in Grey’s The Abandoned Part

  Dyed in Grey’s recently released album The Abandoned Part is a catchy and well-produced debut that will appeal to serious progressive metal fans and casual listeners alike.  Songs like “DeadHead” and “Filth” show the Brooklyn band’s penchant for alternating heavy, intricate prog-death parts with calmer singing and lyrical guitar lines.  Their riffs are pulled… Continue reading Album Review: Dyed in Grey’s The Abandoned Part