James Norbert Ivanyi – The Usurper

We’ve told you to go and listen to James Norbert Ivanyi before, and we’re here today to tell you to go and listen to him again. In a burgeoning scene which is becoming increasingly populated with derivative and uninspiring music, Ivanyi is still one of the finest one-man instrumentalists out there and he shows it again with his EP from earlier in the year, The Usurper.

Hey! Listen to Paradigm!

We here at HeavyBlog are big fans of James Norbert Ivanyi, an Australian guitarist who is at the forefront of the modern instrumental metal movement. Last year we praised his excellent EP titled The Matter Circumvention and this year he returned with another stellar EP, the far too short The Usurper. However, what many may not be aware of is that prior to pumping out killer EPs as a solo act, James was in an Aussie progressive metal band named Paradigm. They put out one record, 2012's Mind Is Key, prior to disbanding, and you should definitely go listen to it!