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 … [...] Click to raid more!
I already got a kick out of the opening drawl on the clip – and I quote – “…with a car entering highway 66, off route 6…”. That’s so cliché, the hook was in my flesh before I even watched the piece.
Well, hells bells, Red Cain are at it again.
This time with Juliet, lifted straight off their latest full-length Kindred: Act I. And that’s the second steely hook right there. Because – by Loki’s minions – you just can’t resist the vocalist lustily croaking “…Julieeeet, lips like strychnine, mannequin queen, she stands…”. The song … [...] Click to raid more!
It appears that a somewhat limited, yet pretty high-octane offering of prog will pass over the RMR review counter this year. And that’s a good thing. Even if we would have liked to see more, much more.
After the 2019 disappointment that Leprous produced, the deckhands on this RMR cruiser really look forward to some revival of Progressive Metal. Yet, Steven Wilson already telegraphed his urge to exploit the cheesily sweet pop soundscape worse than his current release To The Bone ever dared. And his next record will only show signs of life by January 2021, … [...] Click to raid more!