Frozen Sand – Fractals: A Shadow out of Lights (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Frozen Sand - Fractals: A Shadow out of Lights - Album CoverFractals. An interesting subject. Something that can be divided into ever smaller shapes of the same. And fractals in a Progressive Rock piece are still more interesting. Does this mean we can sub-divide the music into same pieces as well? Probably not. But this is the title that Frozen Sand saddles us with in their newest full length Fractals: A Shadow out of Lights. The title and album are actually part of a storyline the band is developing called Fractals of Frozen Lifetimes. So, [author rolls eyes] here we go again with yet another theme laden record. Now, truth be told, many theme-based records do indeed deliver quality tunes to follow it up.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: OmnisighT unleash The Power of One!

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There are those who will bitch and moan that OmnisighT‘s latest EP is a terrible, glaring and disjointed mess. Whereas others will insist that we got ourselves a masterpiece of outstanding Progressive Rock and Metal. So, in other words, we are up against two extremes. And which one of those will this record turn out to be?

The Canadian metallers OmnisighT and their sophomore EP The Power of One do indeed solicit emotions. Complex, confusing, scratchy and straight in your face; these would be the attributes to distribute for this disc. That the record is loud, even extremely loud goes without saying.

OmnisighT feature a mixed prog platter of Soundgarden‘s freshness, the psychedelics of Dream Theater and a smattering of Leprous-ish djents.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

The Chronicles of Israfel – A Trillion Lights, Tome II (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider review - The Chronicles of Israfel - A Trillion Lights, Tome 2 - Album CoverMethinks that 2016 was not exactly a great year for the alternative and progressive scouts out there. You know, the ones holding the torch, while rushing forward into the unknown. And whilst some them are still out there lurking in the RMR review pipeline, a few made it into the blog. This so happened with The Chronicles of Israfel (correctly spelled, I assure you) and their newest full length A Trillion Lights, Tome II via BOH Records.

The band is actually an (almost solo) project of Dominic ‘Israfel’ Cifarelly (ex Pulse Ultra, Billy Ray Cyrus, Scars on Broadway) with the help of his brother Vincent aka VeloelGot hooked? Raid this some more...