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)

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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)

Album in Focus: The Ark Work – Liturgy (2015)

Here we have an interesting album. I want to rant about this album simply because it's so interesting. The Ark Work has several flaws, and I'd like to cover that part first. Firstly, MIDI instruments. They literally start to get annoying less than 30 seconds into the opener Fanfare and pretty much stay annoying throughout the entire … Continue reading Album in Focus: The Ark Work – Liturgy (2015)

Album in Focus: The Book of Souls – Iron Maiden (2015)

Few bands last forty years, and even fewer bands continue putting out high-quality music after forty years. Yesterday, Iron Maiden’s 16th album The Book of Souls was released. And immediately many personal records were broken by the forty-year old band. Empire of the Clouds overtook Rime of The Ancient Mariner as the longest song they … Continue reading Album in Focus: The Book of Souls – Iron Maiden (2015)