Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (2013) – Review

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One of the most defining moments of Steven Wilson‘s solo project was without a doubt The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories). It proved to be one of those cornerstones of an artist’s career. Porcupine Tree was mute since 20091), and thus, Wilson‘s only direct outlet was this here project. As was his desire at that time.

RMR stalked into Wilson territory in 2015 with the insanely crafty Hand. Cannot. Erase. This one really haunted the day crew over here. A storyline to die for and a pristine execution all over. Since then, … [...] Click to raid more!

Haken – The Mountain (2013) – Review

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If the mountain will not come to us, we must go to The Mountain.

Well, Haken just made us wait for a few weeks more until their newest record Virus will hit the shelves. So, why not give in to the temptation and write a few lines about their piece The Mountain of 2013. Something I wanted to do for a while.

The RMR deck crew always watches out for some good prog. A commodity that has become quite scarce of late, with a great many masters kinda hunting different grounds. Some of them weirdly so1). Probably … [...] Click to raid more!

Faun – Von den Elben (2013) – Review

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A few years back, the German Medieval Folk band Faun suddenly reached into that box of magic wonders. This deep and mysterious magician’s hat that will always remain elusive of its contents. Until the show is over and the last trick is consumed.

And out came the 2013 record Von den Elben. A pretty cool and truly juicy record. One that nobody expected to be that – mainstream. Yes, you heard that right. A new style and direction that would be reinforced one year later in Luna. And the full monty in German language to boot.

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Arrayan Path – IV: Stigmata (2013) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - IV: Stigmata - Album Cover RockmusisRaider seems to be on the Power Metal train these days. It always amazes me that Cyprus seems to have this ability to churn out metal bands that keep on getting on my radar.

Arrayan Path is one of them and with their 2013 and 4th full-length record IV: Stigmata, they created another metal-laden delight that should for sure retain your attention. 

I just did a review on Unleash The Archers, which pissed me off to no end. Reason being that these guys endlessly rehash the same already badly executed concept. Not realizing it does not work, like [...] Click to raid more!