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

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RockmusicRaider Review Guilt Machine Perfect Day - Album Cover The album On This Perfect Day from Arjen Lucassen‘s Progressive Metal project Guilt Machine feels vaguely familiar. With tunes heard in the past that are stored in my vast music collection – somewhere.

But similarity is actually more in concept, than in tune. 

Because this here Long Island Ice Tea is much more complex than just simple tunes strung together. And it has the hallmarks of some modern Pink Floyd style production, or something in this direction. Or at least, this resembles what we consumed back in time, when they were all high on stuff. Psychedelic Progressive Rock at [...] Click to raid more!

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

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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 Lucassen. And as we all … [...] Click to raid more!