All Posts By

Conor Fynes

  • Album Reviews

    Flaud Logic – Flaud Logic

    Though I had never heard of Michael Kaplan or his Flaud Logic project before receiving a copy of this debut in the mail, it was exciting to learn that Symphony X…

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    Royal Hunt – Show Me How To Live

    Royal Hunt takes an intriguing place as one of those legendary progressive metal bands that I have never heard about until recently. Having been around about as long as Dream Theater,…

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    Southern Cross – From Tragedy

    The melodic brand of progressive metal was once my go-to style of music a few years ago. While I haven’t become oblivious to the obvious technical brilliance that many of these…

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    Pagan’s Mind – Heavenly Ecstacy

    The early half of 2011 has brought light to some fairly disappointing albums by bands I once held in a much higher regard. Groups which once really impressed me with their…

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    Scale the Summit – The Collective

    Even as a relatively youthful act, US instrumental metal act Scale the Summit has been met with some success. Now having opened for the legendary Dream Theater and supported some other…

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    Opeth – Heritage

    Opeth is a band that is famous for turning metalheads into prog rock fans. It was the other way for me; these Swedish titans introduced me to the world of extreme…

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    Periphery – Periphery

    The ’00s may not have seen too many positive developments in music and metal in particular, but a rising trend in metal has been the ‘djent’ scene, a particular style of…

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    Panopticon – Kentucky

    For the better part of the year, I’ve been searching for albums that could potentially strike me in an emotional, heartfelt way. I’ve come across plenty that impressed me tons from…