Words and Pictures: Robert Cavuoto Sons of Apollo performed a high octane show at the PlayStation Theater in New York City on Friday, May 18th to support their latest progressive metal masterpiece, Psychotic Symphony. They are a powerhouse group of all-star musicians featuring Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on guitar, Mike Portnoy on drums, Derek […]
Whether it’s bringing on a musical guest, watching founding member Thomas Youngblood on guitar, or enjoying and accepting Tommy Karevik on vocals, they always keep us entertained.
Out of all types of metal, one genre I’ve long struggled with and only managed to enjoy in quick bursts over the years is djent, a particularly rhythmic…
not quite on the level of some of their all-time best works, but it’s a more consistent, more cohesive, yet somehow more varied and interesting album.
If you have never heard of Royal Hunt, I challenge you start and not be cast in stone, pick this one up and check out their back catalog.
Cracksleep especially comes close to the likes of Evergrey at points, with the atmosphere constantly being an important part of the music, as even the heavier songs have some dark sounding riffs.
The Offering takes the band to the next level. Better songwriting, stellar performances, and such power sonically make this an easy contender for album of the year for me.
The outfit, founded in 1991, went on a journey that includes excellent metal music with the inclusion of thought-through lyrics, which contain a positive and peaceful message.
Cygnus play a brand of melodic progressive metal with a nice blend of calm vocal driven passages and heavier passages with some more aggressive riffs and more complex drum patterns.
After years of being out of print, the legendary Swedish Prog Metal giants, through AFM Records, are re-issuing their first two albums on CD as well as available on vinyl for the very first time.