Opeth – In Cauda Venenum (2019) – Review

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If there was one 2019 album that kinda lurked in the back of my mind, it is Opeth‘s In Cauda Venenum. The piece generated a constant and considerable background chatter, one that we found difficult to ignore. To the point that the crew here finally decided to give it a go.

The band graced the fan crowd with their 13th installment late last year. If this will be their lucky number remains to be seen. But they sure tried their best with an English and a Swedish version on that very same ticket. So, this review solely takes … [...] Click to raid more!

Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015) – Review

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2015 is over and now I continue to unearth all these hidden gems that somehow went missing last year. And I am unhappy to say that I really missed that one.

Hand. Cannot. Erase. from Progressive Rock adept Steven Wilson is a very special piece of work. In fact, you will find a lot of early progressive hooks on this disk, sometimes with flavors of old prog masters mixed into all that. But I was not very confident that Steven Wilson could indeed release a new album that would blow the 2013 The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) pretty … [...] Click to raid more!