Ever the mavericks, Periphery’s breaking down of the sound they helped create unlocks something unmistakably bold, wild and wonderful in progressive metal.
Tag: progressive metal
Within theme, tone and instrumental breadth and dexterity, Haken continue to flourish as one of progressive rock’s leading lights on this new album.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a wide variety of sounds encompassed, from SKÁLD’s enrapturing Nordic-folk, to For I Am King’s dazzling progressive metal, and some stellar ‘90s-flavoured hardcore from Riot Stares.
In the final Review Round-Up of 2022, we take a look at metal successes in recent EPs from The Last Ten Seconds Of Life and Circles, as well as Letters Sent Home’s new EP that falls drastically short of that.
In this Review Round-Up, underwhelming fare from The Blue Stones isn’t indicative of what’s elsewhere, as releases from Asylums, Cherie Amour and Sugar Horse all prove strong, with regular brushes with greatness.
In their attempts to blend a gothic mood into their progressive metal, Oceans Of Slumber hit an awkward mid-space not devoid of quality, but lacking the firepower of those in similar fields.
Conjurer avoid any semblance of a sophomore slump, on an album that sees them continue to push metal to challenging and dynamic edges, and undeniably succeeding in doing so.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a wide selection of metal from Greyhaven, Atoll and Sicksense (all of which fall short to varying degrees), filled out by some interesting hip-hop from Triple One.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s some impressive work in the form of albums from Without Waves and Thumper, and an EP from Lazy Queen, while the newest from Trench unfortunately falls short of that mark.
In this Review Round-Up, Author & Punisher and Johnossi tap into darkness through varying styles (and levels of success), while Cold Night For Alligators strive to expand tech-metal, and Home Counties plant their flag in post-punk.