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Posted Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 2:56pm by Clayton Michaels

We might as well get this out of the way up front: if you were among those who were hoping against hope that Mikael Åkerfeldt would steer the band back towards death metal on Pale Communion, you’re going to be very disappointed, because Pale Communion completes the transformation begun on 2011’s Heritage. It’s time to accept it—Opeth is no longer a death metal band. And this is a very good thing.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Opeth, progressive metal, prog rock, mellotron, Goblin, Mikael, Åkerfeldt, Crosby, Stills & Nash
Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:24pm by Clayton Michaels

I have to say that the advanced word on Kindly Bent to Free Us, the newest long-player from seminal progressive death metal outfit Cynic, kind of had me worried. It wasn’t the purported lack of heaviness that raised the alarm bells in my head, because heaviness isn’t really something I’ve associated with Cynic; their jazz/prog side has always seemed more dominant to me than their death metal side. The disappearance of the vocoder on Paul Masvidal’s vocals didn’t really make me pause, either.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Cynic, Opeth, the Beatles, prog rock, progressive death metal
Posted Monday, February 3, 2014 - 3:55pm by Jesse Krakow
BETWEEN THE NO AND THE NEW
"Wild Planet" - The B-52's
Warner Bros. (1980)
 
Category: Feature Stories

Tags: art rock, prog rock, weird, avant garde, no wave, new wave
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