Einar Solberg, Leprous, and the Pitfall.

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It is true. The RMR blog did post pretty critical coverage of Leprous‘ latest deliveries. And for cause, with Malina really taking the plunge in 2017.

Over the last years, the band with Einar Solberg at the helm, moved ever farther down into the sugary abyss other bands already shipwrecked in. And away from a once strong prog metal performance. Now, as the new release came closer, we got bits and pieces that indicated a new era approaching. For Leprous.

Yet, as it happens, this is Einar Solberg talking on Pitfalls, with Leprous – the band – … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Leprous alleviate something!

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I admit, since Malina happened, Leprous kinda left the RMR building and disappeared from our joint consciousness. We weren’t quite sure if this band would get further coverage.

And we still ain’t.

Now, the release of Pitfalls approaches and we’re getting bits and pieces of this new album. Videos rocking away in the good, ‘ol coal mine, or whatever it is. Or the odd sales job that masks as an interview. You get the drift.

Alleviate is their newest clip with a pretty authentic Einar Solberg featuring on it. Yet still firmly ensconced in their post-metal existence, methinks. … [...] Click to raid more!

Leprous – Malina (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Leprous - Malina - Album Cover 2017 will be a good year for Progressive and Alternative Rock and Metal. And I have a feeling that some of them players will end up on the 2017 Top 10 Records list.

Increased sophistication seems to be the game these days, too. Away from heavy-handed djent-ism to more refined shores. So much so that some bands lose their metal chops and reinvent themselves in pop and some tastier versions of rock. The last example is the late To The Bone from Steven Wilson. And no, it did not go pop, but sports some sort of Progressive Rock of the [...] Click to raid more!

Leprous – The Congregation (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Leprous - The Congregation - Album CoverBoy, this is Scandinavian month @ RockmusicRaider – for sure. And with some more Progressive Metal to boot. 

This time we are going deep down into the cold Northern fjords. The Norwegian Progressive Rock and Metal band Leprous have been on a roll over these past years. They churned out album after album rating highly with fans on the metal Richter scale. Their fourth studio album The Congregation serves us with a real tough cookie indeed. The whole concoction is – in style, not content – not unlike the Zierler début and – in part – somewhat reminiscent of Guilt [...] Click to raid more!