On Good Friday evening at Madison Square Garden in NYC, the legendary Billy Joel put on his 86th show ever in MSG
At this point, any complaints are really just minor nitpicking and other than that, it’s just another masterful work from Riverside, which to me truly is one of the best progressive rock acts out there right now. But other than that, Shrine of New Generation Slaves is just a wonderful ride from one end to the other and it will likely get the most spinning time out of all progressive rock/metal albums in 2013. What a strong start to the year!
Overall, “Dark Gorgon Rising” is an exciting new album which combines the unique Middle Eastern influences I was expecting, with a more traditional mid-tempo power sound, resulting in a simple and more melodic album which is still incredibly epic, and just as good as the last two Arrayan Path albums. While I love the aforementioned band, I’ll be happy if Astronomikon ends up being more than a one off side