With an ageless magnificence and rich musical imagination, Mastodon unleash Leviathan, an unabated testimonial to the band's earthshaking ability to rock. Their thundering musical muscle, talent and vast sea of ideas triumphantly unite on Leviathan, delivering heavy, organic music that melds exhilarating ambitiousness with a well-honed accessibility.
Progressive metal innovators MASTODON will release their first-ever live experience which captures the band's sonic assault recorded and filmed live October 19th, 2009, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago while touring in support of its album critically-applauded album, Crack The Skye.
Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR have revealed the full details of their long-awaited new album, "Terminal Redux". Due on May 6 via Earache, "Terminal Redux" is VEKTOR's third full-length release and the band's first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the lyrics of the title track from their previous album, 2011's "Outer Isolation". Like the most outlandish and classic concept records of the past — such as RUSH's "2112", QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" and MASTODON's "Leviathan" — "Terminal Redux" mixes fantasy and reality, imagination and fact, and cataclysmic warnings from the future to keep the listener on edge throughout.
Freehand is almost a forgotten american prog band that release a single album in fall of 1989. Recorded during 1988, summer, this album has some traces of King Crimson (Discipline era) and here and there some jazz hints aswell. Anyway the musicianship is strong delivering some very fine moments like: Mastodon (one of the pieces with voice), are some instrumental here as well, title track - Thinking Out Loud is another example of good prog music of the late '80's.
MASTER OF PUPPETS this year celebrating its 30th anniversary. METAL HAMMER leaves in the February issue of the origins of that triumphant Metal milestone reminisce with cover of Ensiferum, Trivium, John Garcia, Bullet For My Valentine, Chimaira, Afflicted, Mastodon and Tankard.
It’s bands like Monolith from Indiana that make reviewing music worthwhile. They have ambition and drive along with a ton of talent. “The Mind’s Horizon: Desolation Within” is about as epic as it gets too. It’s the first part of a two part double album. The band have a lot of influences and styles that they combine into their own brand of progressive metal. They have the chops of Dream Theater, the grit of early Mastodon and the vision of Between the Buried and Me.