Album Review: Waken Eyes – Exodus

Swedish music label Ulterium Records was kind enough to send me a promotion copy of heavy metal band Waken Eyes’ upcoming album “Exodus” last week. Having heard that both bassist Michael Lepond of Symphony X and drum god Marco Minnemann were two members of this amazing supergroup, I couldn’t listen to this album fast enough.…

Album Review: TesseracT – Polaris

Here we go again. With another major music release date happening this Friday, I’ve been gearing up for a busy weekend of listening and writing. Luckily, one of those upcoming albums was released early, made available to stream around the world this Tuesday. Thanks to progressive metal band TesseracT for making my job a little…

Single Review: TesseracT – Messenger

Big news was released from Kscope yesterday: TesseracT has revealed its first single off their upcoming album “Polaris.” After another lineup change, singer Daniel Thompkins has returned to the band, providing a lower registered voice left off by former frontman and falsetto master Ashe O’Hara. The single, “Messenger,” is a perfect teaser to fans of…

Hemina – Nebulae

Searching through Progarchives over my Labor Day weekend, I stumbled across this next band. Earlier that weekend, I decided to learn some heavier music on guitar, which made me interested in finding some new harder songs to listen to. In comes Hemina, a band suggested numerous times on Progarchives. Hemina is a band from Sydney,…

TesseracT – Altered State

This next album features a band that was included in this year’s Sonisphere lineup in the UK. After scrolling through the long list of bands in attendance, I came upon the band TesseracT. Before Sonisphere, I had never heard of them. After some basic research, I found out how renowned the band was in other…

Dream Theater – Awake

This next album comes from a band that has a long track record. Since the mid-80’s, this band has put out some of the most influential progressive metal album in rock music history. The band I’m referring to is Dream Theater. This five-piece from Boston consists of some of the most influential musicians in their…