Oni – Ironshore

The onslaught of the new wave of progressive metal continues. Enter Oni, a Canadian band who are surfing right along that wave. Their debut, Ironshore is just a solid assault of groovy modern prog (not to be confused with djent) that surprises in a plethora of ways. Occupying a space similar to bands like Textures, Persefone and Alustrium, this album should be a bar for up and coming bands to be measured against.

2 – Broad Genre-alization

It’s the second episode! This week Eden and I talk about our weekly listening including Caspian and Alustrium, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s antics, Cloudkicker, new After the Burial and the reinvigorated genre of neo-folk. Our opinion discussions include crowdfunding in metal, where we think innovation is happening in metal, and post-metal’s position in…

Alustrium – A Tunnel To Eden

Let’s be frank: it’s easy to articulate points against an album. Flaws are down-to-earth; when something goes wrong, it’s anyone’s task to describe why it failed. If a musician’s performance doesn’t land, it’s not difficult to argue why and provide concrete examples. And, far more often than not, flaws are…