Tag: Prog-Rock

November 18, 2022

Song of the Day: The Awful Truth - Ghost of Heaven

The Awful Truth–the best band that (almost) never was! In the late 80s I was huge into King’s X and what would soon become known as the “Houston sound.” It was part progressive metal, part groove, part rock, and lots of harmonies thrown in. I’d started hearing about this new band (at the time) called The Awful Truth, who had recorded their debut album for mainstream Metal Blade Records, and sadly broke up before it even came out. In fact, by the time the album was released, two thirds of The Awful Truth had formed a new band with two other members, the now-legendary Galactic Cowboys, increasing that groovy-metallic Houston Sound to yet another band.… Continued →

September 3, 2021

Song of the Day: Iona - Bi-Se I Mo Shuil

Contemporary Celtic band Iona have been making music since their eponymous debut released in 1990. Fusing traditional Celtic folk instruments (flutes, whistles, bodhran drums, etc.) with jazz and progressive elements caused them to stand out from their other contemporary Celtic peers. Albums from the band commonly featured worshipful tunes (“Treasure” for instance, from their third album Beyond These Shores or “Revelation” from the second one, Book of Kells), traditional Scots-Irish tunes, as well as lengthy instrumental songs, or instrumental sections within songs. One of the most stunning examples of the latter is “Bi-Se I Mo Shuil” (Irish Gaelic for “She is My Eye”), from their fourth album Journey into the Morn.… Continued →

March 25, 2019

Death Therapy Drops Two Insane New Singles

Death Therapy are gearing up to release their follow up (2nd) full length on Solid State Records titled “Voices” which will drop on April 12th. Check out the insanely good new single “Feels Like Fiction” (feat Garrett Russell of Silent Planet) and the song “My Defiance”, below. These two songs showcase a group on the verge of explosive success through their prog leaning metal whatever-you want-to-call-it, music. This is a definite leap over the previous full length (which is tough to do because it was nearly perfect) and further proof of Jason Wisdom’s (and band-mates) songwriting prowess.… Continued →

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