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Structural- Metacognition

Holy crap do I have a serious treat for you all courtesy of Melodic Technical Death Metal virtuosos Structural! I really dig the band’s sound because (unless you’re Arsis or Inferi) it’s awfully tough to add solid melody when you’re a technical death metal band……and Structural have achieved just that.  Shani and […]

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Tortoise Forest Debut Album

Instrumental Progressive Jam Band Tortoise Forest released their debut album this past Saturday January 12th at their show at the Mohawk Place in Buffalo.  I was lucky enough to receive the album on release day to help the band promote, and I jumped at the opportunity! With tons of repetitive […]

Alibi For A Murder- Pieces

  Alibil For A Murder are coming fresh out of the gate with their wildly heavy and technical full length album “Pieces”.  The guys are out of Germany who melt faces for a living.  AFAM is wildly energetic, consistent and killer.  There are some progressive moments here and there, […]

A Novelist- Folie

Progressive Death Metal duo A Novelist is dropping their second album on February 8th and we have our opinion on the upcoming album, as well as an interview! The guys have put out a unique and unusual album….much more weirder than what can be expected out of progressive bands. […]

Thrailkill- Everything That Is You

Thrailkill is a sweet instrumental progressive metal band that released this album “Everything That Is You” last year.  After giving it a decent ear, I really dig this band even more.  They’re not your typical instrumental metal band…..there’s much. much more to them than they lead on.  The band […]

Jason Rodriguez- HeartStrings

Jason Rodriguez is a melodic progressive metal instrumentalist who released a stellar album last year titled “HeartStrings”.  He is not of the norm for an instrumentalist….sure he’s a great guitar player but he’s not a “show off” if you know what I mean.  He’s written an album based […]

Mortanius- ‘Til Death Do Us Part

Progressive Power Metal Band Mortanius is releasing their first full length album “Til Death Do Us Part” on February 22nd and we have the low down for you here at TMR!  This band is very entertaining with its symphonic and neoclassical elements, adding all those acoustic and classical guitar […]