VOLA – Witness

What a lovely phrase “return to form” is and how lovely it is to speak it in the same sentence as VOLA. Don’t get me wrong, Applause of a Distant Crowd was a good album, even if it did take me a while to fully... Read More...

233 – “Both Sides”

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk quite a bit about certain events that have been happening in me and Eden's corner of the world. You know, the one. Also, some tonal whiplash into talking about Gears ... Read More...

Kyros – Celexa Dreams

Contemporary progressive rock is often condemned and shelved with the dinosaurs who don’t know how to move on from age old musical formulae, capes and keytar solos. The argument is that progressive rock has ce... Read More...

Leprous – Pitfalls

We've dealt with the question of context many times on the blog, mostly when reviewing releases from beloved bands. What weight should we give previous releases when taking new albums into consideration? It is... Read More...