February 19, 2019

Dream Theater has long been a beacon for the term “progressive metal”. Influenced by Yes, Metallica, Rush, Genesis, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles among others, they combined their love of thought out composition with the driving force of metal influencing a...

January 19, 2017

I often find that instrumental albums can be a little tricky to describe, especially to people that are not entirely used to them. They typically don’t follow your usual songwriting conventions, not even by

progressive rock standards. Sometimes you get the moody, ethere...

November 3, 2016

'Built to Last' is HammerFall’s 10th studio release. However, this is my first foray into the band and boy, was it a lot of fun. The album kicks off with the 80’s throwback "Bring It." It seriously rings of Dio-era Sabbath with a riff and chorus that will be stuck in y...

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