Album in Focus: In Contact – Caligula’s Horse (2017)

When it really comes down to it, we all like music for different reasons. Some of us enjoy flowing melodies and catchy riffs. Some enjoy distortion and rawness. Some enjoy accessible tunes. Some enjoy experimental snippets of music with an unforgiving degree of complexity. In the end, whatever we enjoy, music probably has the same … Continue reading Album in Focus: In Contact – Caligula’s Horse (2017)

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On Musical Appreciation and Radiohead

The epithet of Radiohead being the pinnacle of rock and modern music is so unbearably ubiquitous amongst publications, it almost directly demands a listen. With such high expectations, could you even blame me for not getting it? While on a periodic scouting session last year, I decided to finally check the band's newer material  out, … Continue reading On Musical Appreciation and Radiohead

Album in Focus: Malina – Leprous (2017)

Yes, I am not a music reviewer. NS has kept me increasingly occupied with other commitments and worries, and maintaining this blog was clearly not really one of them. But this album made me come back. First things first, however. I would like to moderate my new rating system, to make it as follows: 5.0: … Continue reading Album in Focus: Malina – Leprous (2017)

Album in Focus: Affinity – Haken (2016)

Well, it's out. The release I've been just waiting to submerge myself into is here.  Haken went from being a band I didn't know or care about to being one of my all-time favorite bands when they dropped 2013's phenomenal release The Mountain, a brilliant, integrated work of art where various subtleties come together to form … Continue reading Album in Focus: Affinity – Haken (2016)

Hype Hype Haken Hype

I've been listening to this song ever since it came out, and it's really quite great. While I do feel some Leprous vibes, Haken clearly maintains their unique and stellar style, creating a breed of progressive music that actually progresses. Well, here's to possibly one of the great prog releases of the year.  'Til next post!

Album in Focus: King – Fleshgod Apocalypse (2016)

Previously, I had declared The Fool as one of the strongest singles of the year so far, and praised it for its improved production, and its perfection as a single. From my first listen of the song, I have been waiting for the release of Fleshgod Apocalypse's new album, King. 16 February arrived, and sure enough, I checked … Continue reading Album in Focus: King – Fleshgod Apocalypse (2016)

Album in Focus: Curve Of The Earth – Mystery Jets (2016)

I had no expectations for this album. Heck, I hadn't even heard of the band until a few days ago, and same goes for this album. I haven't listened to any of their previous songs or albums, and this means I can't really make comparisons with their previous album. I'll be talking about Curve Of The … Continue reading Album in Focus: Curve Of The Earth – Mystery Jets (2016)

Album in Focus: 4 1/2 – Steven Wilson (2016)

As y'all probably know, Steven Wilson, the beloved of modern prog, has released an EP on 22 Jan 2016, after his 4th album (and total masterpiece) Hand. Cannot. Erase., which I would consider the best release of the previous year. Last year, out of nowhere, Steven Wilson announced that he would be releasing an EP the next year. … Continue reading Album in Focus: 4 1/2 – Steven Wilson (2016)