Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns (2017)

Entry Point: Matter Highlight: Off The Floor/Half The World Melancholia Hymns is the first full-length album from Arcane Roots since 2013’s Blood & Chemistry, and their first release since 2015’s EP – Heaven & Earth. The band has undergone change, via the departure of their founding drummer Daryl Atkins after nine years, leaving Andrew Groves […]

Oceansize – Frames – 10 Year Review

Since this post ended up turning out to be more of an essay than a review. Here is the footage from the DVD that came with the album, a live performance of the whole album in a warehouse. Brilliant. The first time I heard of Oceansize was in 2009. Australian prog rock powerhouse Cog announced […]

Silence the Sun – “Faceless” (2016) & “Fault Line” (2017)

It’s exciting to review an Australian band that I’d not previously heard of. They came on my radar when I received a media release from their PR agent. Progressive rock from Queensland’s Fortitude Valley. Interesting. Fault Line Fault Line is the second single released from their upcoming debut album “Sailing Empty Streets” due out in […]

Moon Gravity – Antarctica (2017)

It’s late afternoon, before a long weekend. I’ve spent most of my work day switching between Idle Thumbs podcasts and the Rage Against the Machine discography, deciding to listen to both from the start. Antartica, a three track EP by Moon Gravity is the perfect antithesis to that. 20 plus minutes of music spread across […]

Black Peaks – Statues (2016)

Black Peaks are a rock/metal band from Brighton, England. In 2016 they released their major label debut via Sony. How did they end up on my radar? Jamie Lenman. The former Reuben frontman wrote an article for Kerrang, “10 songs that changed my life”. Sitting on that list were Black Peaks, in particular, a live […]

Klone – Unplugged (2017)

Starting point: People are People Personal highlight: Gone Up In Flames Hailing from France, Klone are a prog rock band signed with Pelagic-records. They have released an acoustic album “Unplugged”, acting as a pseudo greatest-hits. Sourced from their previous two albums, the songs stripped bare and performed acoustically take on a new life. Throw in […]