Good Tiger – We Will All Be Gone

In certain circles, such as the ones the blog runs in, The Safety Fire are legends; their blend of alternative rock, progressive metal and sheer musical genius will always have an echo. And so, as Good Tiger release their second album, We Will All Be Gone, the comparisons are inevitable; while the first release by the project enjoyed the grace of being the first, the sophomore release is well and truly chained to a narrative and that narrative will get compared to The Safety Fire no matter what anyone does. Which might be a shame, since the projects are so different in their approach to progressive metal and aim to accomplish different things, not to mention the obviously massive influence of one Elliot Coleman, a legendary figure in and of himself.
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Tesseract – Perspective

Coming out of the gate strong with their debut record One last year, Tesseract became progressive metal darlings, touring the world and playing shows with the likes of Periphery, Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, and Devin Townsend Project. Without a doubt, they were set to reach the upper echelons of the genre, with One hitting up more than a couple of our year-end best of lists. Of course, the year wasn't without its troubles; the fanbase was divided when vocalist Daniel Tompkins left the band late in the year and was quickly replaced by former Sky Eats Airplane vocalist Elliot Coleman, leaving many to speculate on the future of the band.
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All Hail The Trox

("Our fearless leader, Killtrox") So here's a pretty cool compilation/side project. Killtrox And The Motherships is composed of vocalist Micah Kinard (Oh, Sleeper), guitarist Zack Ordway (Sky Eats Airplane), a... Read More...