Franck Carducci – Oddity

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken From childhood on singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Franck Carducci is tangling with music. In 2010 he opened a show for Steve Hackett, who advised Franck to start releasing his own music. A year later Franck released his debut album ‘Oddity’. A number … Read more, also available in English

Vexillum – When Good Men Go to War

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Italian folk metal band Vexillum released the metal opera ‘Unum’ six years ago. On April 23 the successor ‘When Good Men Go to War’ will be released. With their melodic Celtic songs, the band takes you on a dark sea journey.‘Enlight The … Read more, also available in English

The Emerald Dawn – To Touch the Sky

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken The English symphonic prog band The Emerald Dawn was founded by the multi-instrumentalists Tree Stewart and Ally Carter. Tree plays Seaboard, flute and acoustic guitar, among other things, and also sings. Ally plays guitar synthesiser, saxophone and guitar, among other things, and … Read more, also available in English

Blank Manuskript – Himmelfahrt

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Blank Manuskript is an art rock band from Austria, they make plenty of use of psychedelic elements and crossovers. Most of these six men are multi-instrumentalists, besides that they all have a contribution in the vocals. ‘Himmelfahrt’ is a concept album that … Read more, also available in English

Epica – Omega

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken The symphonic metal band Epica will release the album ‘Omega’ on 26 February. This is the last part of a trilogy that started with The Quantum Enigma (2014). If you want to read more about the backgrounds and the album title: On … Read more, also available in English

Kaleiodoreal – Love’s Bright Light

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Lars Granat is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from Sweden. Love’s Bright Light’ is his third solo album. This concept album is about his family and fatherhood. ‘The One’ has a quiet slightly sweet opening. Lars’ singing is a bit nasal, you can … Read more, also available in English

Eye 2 Eye – Nowhere Highway

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken About three years ago the French symphonic prog band Eye 2 Eye released ‘The Light Bearer’. This was the first part of a concept serie. The story is about an uninspiring musician, he tries to find his inspiration in the whisky. After … Read more, also available in English

The best albums of 2020

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken With the release of Dave Brons – ‘Not all Those Who Wander are Lost’ and Apocalyptica –’Cell-0′, 2020 had a tremendous musical start! Despite (or maybe because of) the Corona crisis, it was a year with a lot of fantastic albums. My … Read more, also available in English

Anneke van Giersbergen – Symphonized (GB)

Anneke van Giersbergen lives in the South East of the Netherlands, and she was well known for being frontwoman from The Gathering. That may seem only ten years back, but it’s been more than twenty-five since she stepped into this metal band. In 2007 she started with solo projects and bands like Devin Townsend Project … Read more, also available in English

Semantic Saturation – Paradigms (GB)

Shant Hagopian is a guitarist from Canada. In 2010 he founded the prog rock / metal project Semantic Saturation. The idea behind the project is to work with a different line-up on each album. ‘Paradigms‘ is the second album. Here, contributors included well-known proggers: Craig Blundell (Frost * / Steven Wilson), Kristoffer Gildenlöw (ex Pain … Read more, also available in English