Album Review: Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Dream Theater – “Distance Over Time”Review by: Chris Naes Before you listen to this record, you’ve probably already made up your mind about Dream Theater.  They are definitely a ‘love it or hate it’ kind of band.  Even their most ardent fans are notoriously fickle.  Go ahead and take a look at ANY post by…

Photo album: Haken at Delmar Hall

Having just seen Haken a couple weeks prior at ProgPower USA playing their entire Visions album in its entirety, it was a breath of fresh air to see them play the other songs I truly love by them. A solid two hour set by the band where the last hour consisted of maybe 4 songs,…

Band interview: Ayreon

We recently got the opportunity to sit down with Arjen Lucassen and discuss your new favorite Ayreon album “The Source”. D: Thanks for sitting down with us and letting us pick your brain about the new album. We have been listening to it and it’s unbelievable, really so good. A: No problem, I am glad you…

Album Review: Pain Of Salvation – In the Passing Light of Day

Band: Pain of Salvation Album: In the Passing Light of Day Release date: January 13, 2017 Record Label: InsideOut Records Reviewed by: Sean Cantor “We had a good run; our days in the sun so come what may”. When we form relationships, whether it is with family, friends, or ourselves we tend to live beyond…

Top 10 lists of 2016

  As 2016 is drawing to an end, we are finally revealing some of our favorite albums of the past year. There were a hell of a lot of albums that came out and we couldn’t listen to all of them, however of the ones we heard, here were some of our favorites. Choosing a…

Album Review: Leprous – The Congregation

Leprous is: Einar Solberg – vocals, keyboards Tor Oddmund Suhrke – guitar Øystein Landsverk – guitar Baard Kolstad – drums Simen Daniel Børven – bass guitar   What was once the backing band for Emperor singer, Ihsahn, has been taking the Prog Metal world by storm one album at a time! The Norwegian four piece, Leprous, started back a few…

Album Review: Haken – Restoration

Comprised of just three songs London-based Progressive Rock/Metal act Haken have re-imagined songs from their 2008 demo “Enter the 5th Dimension” into a new masterpiece that is simply titled “Restoration.”