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Returning consistently every three years with a new album is Macedonian band Stargate with their fifth and latest long player, Unbroken Diamond. What never seems to be consistent is the band personnel, sort of ... [ Read More ]

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Stargate - Unbroken Diamond Album Review

Stargate: Unbroken Diamond

Melodic Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

Returning consistently every three years with a new album is Macedonian band Stargate with their fifth and latest long player, Unbroken Diamond. What never ... [ Read More ]

Kraemer - 2022 Self-titled Debut Album Review

Kraemer: Kraemer

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
3.5/5.0

Kraemer is solo project of and eponypous title for vocalist Erik Kraemer debut album, who is one of the two vocalists for Finnish progressive metal band Simulacrum ... [ Read More ]

The Ferrymen - One More River To Cross Album Review

The Ferrymen: One More River To Cross

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Once more we revisit with power triad The Ferrymen, one of my favorite heavy metal bands in recent years. If you don't know the band it features three musical stalwarts ... [ Read More ]

Lalu - Paint The Sky Album Review

Lalu: Paint The Sky

Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Lalu is Vivien Lalu, a man and musician who has some fine musical genes. His parents are Noelle and Michel Lalu from the 70's French progressive act Polène ... [ Read More ]

Kandia - Quaternary Album Review

Kandia: Quaternary

Alternative Rock/Metal
3.0/5.0

While signed recently to Frontiers Music through their Frontiers & Beyond initiative, Portugal's Kandia is not a new band. The band was formed in 2007 by singer Nya Cruz ... [ Read More ]

Bite The Bullet - End Of The Line Album Review

Bite The Bullet: End Of The Line

AOR Melodic Rock
4.0/5.0

In the midst of the worldwide pandemic, 2021 gave us the resurrection of this mostly forgotten UK band Bite The Bullet. The musical partners of singer songwriter ... [ Read More ]

Maule - 2022 Self-titled Debut Album Review

Maule: Maule

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Hailing from sunny Vancouver in Western Canada and formed in 2017, Maule is the creation rhythm guitarist/vocalist Jakob Weel and bassist Johnny Maule. The duo ... [ Read More ]

Ilium - Quantum Evolution EP Album Review

Ilium: Quantum Evolution Event (EP)

Traditional Heavy Power Metal
5.0/5.0

Australian metal Ilium hasn't regaled my speakers since 2015's My Misanthropia. Nevertheless, the band, featuring guitarists Jason Hodges and Adam Smith ... [ Read More ]

Edge Of Forever - Seminole Album Review

Edge Of Forever: Seminole

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Most fans of the Frontiers Music label know that Alessandro Del Vecchio is their main in-house songwriter. But he also wears more hats: producer, singer, and accomplished ... [ Read More ]

Giant - Shifting Time Album Review

Giant: Shifting Time

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Giant the band requires little introduction to fans of classi rock. The iconic Eighties band returns with their fifth album, Shifting Time, featuring their fifth iteration ... [ Read More ]

The Murder Of My Sweet - A Gentleman's Legacy Album Review

Cap Outrun: High On Deception

Melodic Progressive Rock
5.0/5.0

The origins of Cap Outrun dates back nearly 15 years ago by friends and music students Andrée Theander (guitars) and Erik Wiss (keyboards). The duo produced one EP ... [ Read More ]


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So, it's been seven years since Transatlantic, the multi-national progressive rock band, has dropped a new studio album. That's a long time. But cut them a break: Neal Morse (keyboards ... [ Read More ]

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