The RMR deck crew can sometimes be more elitist than others in the reviewer’s blogosphere actually are. And that applies to the progressive and alternative spectrum of the rock and metal arena. For instance, RMR here was eternally daunted by the intricate patterns Arjen Lucassen’s Ayreon launched our way. His work will forever fascinate the occupants of our mighty office suite. Yet, his records are virtually impossible to review, he’s so much out there in outer progressive space.
Wow, Haken must have the mother of all crystal balls. Ever since we learned of the inception of their new record, the chosen name Virus was slightly disturbing to us. But this took on a whole new meaning once the Coronavirus pandemic wrecked our lives, a very dark and ominous one. A story studded with lyrics that are way too prophetic than they ever should be. But eerie as this may be, there’s no connection to the current crisis. Even if some of the statements found sound way too close to the current situation.
In truth, ’tis a sequel to … [...] Click to raid more!
The path to greatness (or the lack thereof) by any one band out there often1) feels like a journey. Sometimes it is a stairway to heaven, but – more often – a friggin’ rollercoaster to doom. The latter one is usually driven by often bizarre tenets that must be followed. Because the powers that be demand it, whoever that might be, by the way. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as the proverb goes.
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!