‘13’ might be a sort of unlucky number for some, but definitely not for Spock’s Beard. Their 13th album showcases again the high level of musical skills when it comes to each of the band members and the band itself
Most of you know Mitchell from prog rocker outfit Arena, contributing to albums like “The Visitor” and “Immortal?”
Salvation celebrating prog metal with all nuances you could imagine. This song is definitely the highlight, but all the other ones can easily compete.
For those who are unfamiliar with ‘The Human Equation,’ it is a brilliant concept album, which steps aside Ayreon’s traditional Sci-Fi themes and focuses more on subconscious imprisonmen
Although the genre of Prog Rock generally gives artists a much greater license for innovative and alternative techniques, it is clear upon listening to LOVE, FEAR AND THE TIME MACHINE, Riverside’s 6th studio album (due out on 4th September 2015) that the Polish Prog Rockers are continuously pioneering and progressing both lyrically and musically and their sound here reflects this and has morphed into something notably mellower. None of the tracks could be described as particularly heavy and although this is, in my opinion their best album to date, I feel their full potential has yet to be unleashed.
Stoner rock is a bit of an oddball genre for me. It’s like some bands are actually catchy enough to hold my interest and just make fun music to listen to (Monster Magnet comes to mind) but some bands are just so weird and noisy that you really need to have a spliff or two before you can start to enjoy their music (Sleep, Electric Wizard)
The story keeps on borrowing elements of questioning ones own immortality, an uncertain future that starts off bleak and stranded in the sands of time but slowly passes through the depths of darkness into a more positive outlook on life and everything else. This is what I always enjoyed about Redemption