Zierler – ESC (2015) – Review

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Do you think that you found your progressive nirvana with Guilt Machine, Leprous, Ayreon, or Opeth

Well, nope.

Zierler‘s ESC builds back better. Right? Or worse, depending on how you look at it. Or more complex? Too complex? All of the above? Or nothing at all of value.

Well, this is the confusing message this record projects at the first listen until you wrap your mind around it. And it will improve with age. You just need to give it some time to mature – like old wine. And as you progress, you will discover new bits and pieces.… [...] Click to raid more!

RockmusicRaider’s Intermittent Best of… – Tome II

It for sure feels like a gazillion months since I first wrote the Tome I Best of earlier in 2015. But we are only a few months down the road and already a new one is due.

Eventful was the time: From flamers attacking us with comments displaying a level of stupidity I never thought possible, to full-blown hacker attacks on the site, one total breakdown of the site with subsequent reloading and salvaging the server contents. This last one was quite heavy, barely avoiding losing months of writing.

Wondrous things were happening, too!

For example, Anneke van Giersbergen almost jumped onto the hood of [...] Click to raid more!