Chameleon Technology – Black Canvas (EP)

Chameleon Technology (a.k.a. ChamTech), was founded in August 2009 and subsequently released a 5 track EP, entitled Aquatic. The membership of the band is entirely comprised on one man, Max Histrionic, who performs vocals, guitars, bass guitar, and percussion for ChamTech. It was in the summer of 2015 when Histrionic decided to pursue a one-man, live stage…

New Model Army – Video, Single, and Album News

British rock band New Model Army released their video for their song ‘Winter’ on the 11th of July . It is a song off of their forthcoming album of the same name, released on the 26th of August on the band’s own Attack Attack label, via Red Essential in the UK and earMUSIC worldwide. Founder, lead singer…

Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty

“The album itself progresses; the first half contains most of the harsh instrumentals, whilst towards the end melody and simplified instrumentals become more prominent” Read more of this review at EchoesAndDust.com

My Top 20 Albums of the Year so Far – 2016

We’re at that halfway point in the year, so as I haven’t been writing that much I thought I’d share with you by top albums of the year so far. Below is a list of the 20 albums that I have been listening to repeatedly since January. There are various albums that didn’t make the…

Echoes and Dust

Earlier this year This Is Not A Scene sadly disbanded, however, I was lucky enough to join the wonderful people at Echoes and Dust. There, alongside this blog, I will be writing reviews, and at Echoes and Dust they will cover more underground music as well. Click on the link below and don’t forget to subscribe…

Van Halst – World of Make Believe (2016)

Canadian rockers Van Halst have recently released their new album “World of Make Believe”, listenable through a stream on idobi.com. Those familiar with In This Moment, Evanescence, and Halestorm will be able to identify easily with this album. It’s hard-rock with a vocalist, Kami van Halst, who isn’t afraid to growl when necessary. The album opens with the ironically titled ‘The…

January 2016 – Album Reviews

As I have been inactive for a while I’ve written a brief summary of everything I’ve listened to in the first two months of the year. In other slow months I will also write similar articles. First up… JANUARY David Bowie – Black Star Fantastic. Captivating, enticing, and a Bowie classic. A great song off for one of the…

RAYNE Release ‘Opportunity for Progress’ Music Video, via Ambicon Music Group

Sunderland (UK) alternative rock outfit RAYNE have announced the arrival of their official video single for the anthemic track – ‘Opportunity For Progress’ – taken from their second album ‘Complex By Design’ released via Ambicon Records later this year. The single demonstrates all the reasons why Ben Potts (Vocals and Bass), Adam Dagg (Guitar and Synth) and Steve Naisbet (Drums) continue to draw…

Albums of the Year 2015 – Conclusion

So another year goes by and with it some very, very good music. So without the further information here are my Top Albums of 2015 Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. Leprous – The Congregation Ghost – Meliora Baroness – Purple Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega Lucifer – Lucifer I Clutch – Psychic Warfare Lamb of God – VII: Sturm und Drang…

Albums of the Year 2015 – #1 Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase.

1. Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase I am confident in saying that this gentleman is the most inspiring musician of the 21st century, and quite possibly one of the most naturally gifted, and underrated songwriters of this generation, Steven Wilson. He gains mainly plaudits in the realm of progressive rock, normally storming the rock and…

Albums of the Year 2015 – #2 Leprous – The Congregation

2. Leprous – The Congregation I thought I hadn’t heard of this band prior to this album, turns out I had, but for a considerable amount of the year this was the best new band I’d heard. As a progressive rock piece it’s absolutely fantastic, rhythmical intricacy and emphatic choruses are the raw basis of this…