Progressive metal

8.3

Valis Ablaze – Insularity

Hearing some bands for the first time can be a challenging, demanding listening experience as you try to understand their sound and figure out…

7.8

Mechina – As Embers Turn To Dust

Science fiction-themed lyrics are nothing new within metal. There are plenty of great bands—such as Vektor, Ayreon, The Contortionist—that talk of space travel and…

8.6

Mantra – Laniakea

It’s getting difficult to find time for a long album in our increasingly transient modern lifestyles. We have become accustomed to digesting our music…

6.5

TesseracT – Errai

Remakes, sequels and “re-imaginings” seem to be all the rage these days in the entertainment industry. It seems you can’t go to the cinema…

8.8

Vektor – Terminal Redux

It’s all coming back to me now. Not Celine Dion, but that intense rush of adrenaline and power that is felt within the riffing…