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!

Haken – Vector (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Haken - Vector - Album CoverA variety of currents and undercurrents exist in the Progressive Metal universe. You get the thoughtful ones, those hauling emotion around like a shitload of bricks. The Reticent comes to mind. You have the experimental dudes like Wilderun, walking down them steps, towards alternative and avantgarde laden pastures.

And then you get the djent division.

Those who think that good prog inevitably must be stuffed with a goodly measure of djentability. Leprous or Vvon Dogma I are somewhat of an extremist example of those. And you’ll find many others of the same ilk, and their ardent supporters. 

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