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Devin Townsend – Ghost: Review

June 6, 2011 1 comment

Ghost is to be released alongside Deconstruction on June 20, thus completing The Devin Townsend Project. This is indeed quite a juxtaposition with its sister album, which was a heavy, unorthodox metal album. This is more laid back and easier on the ears, yet still retains the Devin Townsend sound. Though I much preferred the coincidental release, Ghost is surely a fine album in and of itself.

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Devin Townsend – Deconstruction: Review

June 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The final two albums of the Devin Townsend Project are to be released on June 20. The first to be reviewed here is Deconstruction (the second is entitled Ghost). For those who haven’t been keeping up with the Devin Townsend Project, it is basically a four album collection which Townsend has been releasing over the past couple years. The first two have been well-received. As for the next two… well let’s just say here is an excellent start.

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Neal Morse – Testimony 2: Review

May 24, 2011 Leave a comment

May 23 is the date in which Neal Morse‘s long awaited sequel to the acclaimed album Testimony was released. It is entitled Testimony 2 and was released through InsideOut records. It is a continuation of the theme behind the prequel as well as the universal appraisal. Having never heard the first one, I cannot compare the two. But one thing is for sure, Testimony 2 is a masterpiece with or without its predecessor.

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Beardfish – Mammoth: Review

March 27, 2011 Leave a comment

March 28 marks the release date of Mammoth, the upcoming album of the progressive rock band Beardfish. The Swedish quartet is known for their consistently good releases in the past, and this one is sure to add bulk to their already strong catalog. Any fans of the band, or of progressive rock in general, should be nothing less than pleased with this release.

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Star One – Victims of the Modern Age: Review

October 26, 2010 1 comment

Star One is the famous Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s space metal crusade, featuring reputable artists from a handful of metal groups, including Russell Allen, Damian Wilson, Floor Jansen, and many others. The newest album, Victims of the Modern Age, was released on October 25 this year (over eight years since the last record, Space Metal). I initially did not think this one would be able to live up to its predecessor and, in my opinion, it did not. That being said, I am extremely impressed with the quality of this album.

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Unitopia Interview

August 23, 2010 Leave a comment

A couple months back, the up and coming progressive rock band Unitopia released their latest album, Artificial, which was extremely well-received here. Co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Sean Timms kindly took the time for an interview with The Golden Bird.

Sean Timms

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Unitopia – Artificial: Review

May 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Through InsideOut, the Australian progressive rock band, Unitopia, released their latest album. It is entitled Artificial and became available on May 3, 2010. After listening to their highly acclaimed The Garden, I had high expectations for this one. Artificial went above and beyond each and every one of them, creating what I would call a near-perfect album.

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