Guilt Machine – On This Perfect Day (2009) – Review

Last updated on 23 June 2021

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The album On This Perfect Day from Arjen Lucassen‘s Progressive Metal project Guilt Machine feels vaguely familiar. It constantly plays stuff we may have heard somewhere. Bits of sound that waft over here from the past, ideas that float by like long gone echoes of things that are not quite tangible. Yet, they never really manifest themselves and show their colors.

So, could it be that it is the concept and this retro coloring of technologies long out of fashion that gets us this impression?

Because this record is much more complex than … [...] Click to raid more!

Stream of Passion – Embrace the Storm (2005) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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You gotta love Progressive Rock and Metal. If well cooked, adequately spiced, and served hot, these albums play metal magic on ye. And Stream of Passion‘s debut album Embrace the Storm does exactly that.

The record gorges almost irresistibly on Gothic and Symphonic Metal elements. Not to forget that Embrace the Storm features a double female front. Well, not exactly. Marcela Bovio is the official vocalist, of course. Yet for live shows, her sister Diana joins her. A true dream team.

The record saw the light of day under the direction of Arjen [...] Click to raid more!