Articles by Kevin
"Phenotype is a shining example of how to push a genre into new and exciting territories, taking tested djent ideas and fusing them with...
"An Outsider is a very strange album, one that quite honestly jars the listener a little bit, but it's also an impressive one"
"The Astonishing's length is very intimidating, but it's a fun album if one gives the time to it."
"Ghostlights is a pretty standard Avantasia album. Some fans will like it, some won’t, and Tobias Sammet will keep on doing things."
"4 ½ is an okay release, but is not at all an essential item to buy for anyone except the most hardcore of Steven...
Kevin's picks for the ten best records of the year, featuring the likes of Blind Guardian, Steven Wilson and The Tea Club!
Kamelot and DragonForce 'power' through Vancouver's Vogue Theatre: word and pictures!
"Bloom is a landmark album for both the band and the genre in general; another exhibit in the argument that progressive metal is not...
Steel Panther bring down the house in Vancouver
"Truly a must listen for pretty much everyone that likes anything even remotely progressive related."
"...despite all the promise shown in earlier works, M comes across feeling like a collection of unfinished demo songs."
Dragged Into Sunlight and Gnaw Their Tongues team up with new track
Cult Of Luna's North American tour rolls through Vancouver with Minsk and SubRosa plus local supports.
"...the band’s overall passion comes through, and there are some truly excellent moments on this album."
Catch the debut track from Myrkur's forthcoming debut album M, called "Skogen Skulle Do" - "The forest would die"
"...elevated by top-notch musicianship and a mix that is pretty much perfect. A very satisfactory listen for any fan of power metal."
"A sorely-needed injection of creativity to things would go far to match Brittney's kick-ass vocals. As it stands, it's just a solid, if somewhat...
Introducing Judicator: an American power metal project, with their third record At The Expense of Humanity!
"Shards of Silver Fade is the kind of album to listen to in the dark with a star projector going."
"Masterfully composed from beginning to end, The Congregation contains over an hour of incredible musicianship, performed with technical perfection..."
Original members of rock horror group Goblin team up for new shenanigans as Goblin Rebirth, with new song "Requiem For X"
"Enki is pretty much the prototypical Melechesh album. The riffs are as headbangable as they have ever been, Ashmedi’s vocals are just as demonic...
"Dramatis Personae is a purposeful record - one that reveals its stronger side as it marches onward."
"In Times pushes boundaries and it perhaps takes a couple of extra listens to truly grasp, but that final dropping of the penny is...
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