Album Review: Byzantine – The Cicada Tree

Byzantine – The Cicada Tree Review by: Erik D. Harshman     I’ve been with Byzantine since the beginning. That may sound like a metal snob elitist thing to say, but in this case it’s true. I recall, in 2004, hearing the epic breakdown on “Hatfield” on the “Metal” station on those music selection stations…

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: Devin Townsend – Transcendence

Artist: Devin Townsend Project Album: Transencence Label: InsideOut Records Year: 2016 Devin Townsend, also known as the man that doesn’t quit (and we love him for that), is about to release his brand new album Transcendence! Just two short years after the release of the highly anticipated Z2 album, the follow up to Ziltoid the…

Album Review: What Escapes Me – Egress Point (2016)

Band: What Escapes Me From: Kolkata, India Album: Egress Point Released: April 27th 2016 Members: Shourav Kumar Dey – Vocals | Arindam Sen – Guitar | Sayan Ghosh – Guitar | Pradyumna Laskar – Bass | Sambit Chatterjee – Drums | What Escapes Me is a five-piece, progressive metal band from Kolkata, India that are…

Interview: Ryan Van Poederooyen of DTP

Ryan drummer for the Devin Townsend Project was kind enough to sit and answer a few questions we had for him. Topics discussed were other projects he is working on,  personal influences, touring life and of course  we would be silly not to ask a couple questions about the new Devin Townsend double album, the…