Netherlands – Zombie Techno

Some bands you keep coming back to because you know exactly what you’re going to get. And that’s great! Consistency is an important thing in life. But it’s important to keep a few bands in your rotation that can surprise you every single time, even if you’ve heard multiple albums…

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Alarum – Circle’s End

The thing about Australia is, it’s very big. Really, its very hard to imagine how big that place is and it’s not helped by the fact that most of it is endless desert. More pertinent to our discussion today is how this size translates into just the sheer number of…

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Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse

With music, as in every facet of life, expectation creates a breeding ground for disappointment. Albums often clear the bar fans continuously raise, of course, but they can also hit it straight on or miss the mark entirely. I’m not suggesting that we can’t hold the artists we love to…

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Lesoir – Mosaic

Among the small pleasures of listening to music, it’s satisfying when an album title perfectly encapsulates the narrative played out in the track list. Such is the case with Lesoir’s fifth album Mosaic, a collage of art rock and prog highlighted by a theatrical delivery and themes of mystic whimsy.…

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Hey! Listen to Greet Death!

Oh boy! New year, new shoegaze! Although I guess this is technically from last year, it doesn’t matter. You should listen to Greet Death. If you’re a music nerd, this is the band you wait for. New Hell is your personal modern masterpiece. It scratches a bunch of personal musical…

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Hey! Listen to Gabriele Ragonesi!

If it seems like all I’m listening to lately are varieties of progressive rock, it’s because I mostly am. Spurred by my review of Cheeto’s Magazine and my post about Transatlantic, I’ve been both revisiting old classics and on a hunt for new, great progressive rock to satisfy my hunger.…

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Hey! Listen to God Alone!

Irish quintet God Alone may be young enough to have no functional memories of the nineties, but they are already up to their third release – a self-titled EP that you can find linked at the bottom of this article – and have cast their net of influence wide enough…

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Tӧrzs – Tükor

The question of what exactly makes post-rock what it is is a hotly debated one. But, as with all forms of discourse, there are usually a few “points of truth” on which everyone (more or less) tends to agree. For post-rock, some of these include the lack of vocals (although…

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