Release Day Roundup – 6/19/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

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Haken – Virus

Let me start this review by completely undermining my own opinion of this record: I am no expert on progressive metal. Only over the past couple of years have I begun to mine its incredible riches, but get past the most basic generalities in conversations with me about the music…

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195 – What The Dead Meme Say

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about Trivium, Aeternam, Azure Emote, Umbra Vitae, Haken, Allegaeon, The Raven Autarchy, Ron Jarzombek and Jacob Collier. Then, cool people time with Ozark, Invisible Man and Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee. Enjoy!

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The Anatomy Of – Richard Henshall

At the core of what motivations Richard Henshall to make his music lies something which he shares with his “main” project, Haken and, indeed, his “other” band Nova Collective. This is a fierce dedication to progressive music without apology and second-guessing, a deep-dive into what makes the sub-genre great. However,…

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