Periphery – Reptile (Off Hail Stan)

The new Periphery album came out last week. Named Hail Stan. It is really good. Really REALLY good. This band is pushing the genre of Prog to new levels. Yowza, this album is smokin… UPDATE 5/2/19: This album is more than Really REALLY good. The album is a a freakin monster of a disc that…

#All80s #Happy

I loved 80’s music so damn much. Still do. Take a trip back and listen to some tunes you may or may not have heard. Andy Fraser – Fine Fine Line. Yeah, you never heard this one. Dick Holliday and the Bamboo Gang – Dive. Chicago band. A huge band in the Chicago area for…

The Mystery of King’s X

On a Tuesday back in the spring of 1988, I was hanging out at Hegewisch records in Calumet City like I always did. Tuesday was new release day and I would go there with a couple of friends to sniff out some new music. A friend of ours worked there, so we would head there…

Devin Townsend – Empath

Ah… so you are here to read my insanely in depth review of Devin Townsend’s new album Empath. Well strap it in…. This album can be summed up in one sentence: Complete harmonious chaos in a serine, surreal, harmonic clusterfuck of maddening beauty and perfection. Devin Townsend has once again outdone himself. Each album Devin…

Tim Bowness – Flowers At The Scene

Preface: Tim Bowness is my favorite vocalist. He could sing Polka music with a drunk accordion player and drummer at the Schnitzel Platz (For those that live in the Chicago Area, you know of this place) every Friday night and bring the house down. And if he recorded it, I would buy it. I just…

Albums of the year.

Here we go, my list of best albums of the year. I will not rank them, because that would change by the day or mood. Progressive Rock ruled the year. Mostly because I made a new friend that is as big as a proghead as I am. Finally got to talk music with someone and…