Track Of The Day - The Infinite Edition

January 08, 2021 12:17 AM

A glorious 22 and a half minute epic from one of the bands that inspired the indirect Devin Townsend recommendation to me:

January 16, 2021 03:35 PM

A couple recommendations from January's featured releases have opened a few gates to different bands of further horizons for me, from the spacey post-sludge of Rosetta... the comedic progressive metal of one of the genre's masterminds, Devin Townsend...

...and finally the progressive industrial metal of his former band Strapping Young Lad:

January 18, 2021 09:15 AM

Not really the most metal track, but it's certainly an epic you can't ignore in this progressive masterpiece of an album:

January 18, 2021 09:37 AM

Yeah it's an absolute stunner, isn't it? One of my favourite tracks from the album.

January 19, 2021 11:19 AM

The best video I could find for this song had the last minute trimmed off, but the untrimmed version that I have is what I would consider the heavy opposite of "The Death of Music" and another one of the best songs by this progressive metal master:

January 22, 2021 11:34 PM

Deconstruction is what I think is the true start of the 4-part metal saga of the Devin Townsend Project (the other 3 parts being Epicloud, Z², and Transcendence), spawning brilliant (often humorous) masterpieces like this 16-minute epic with a strange title:

And this song reminding us of the pandemic we're all currently stuck in:

January 24, 2021 10:18 AM

Devin Townsend's ultimate 23-minute 6-part epic in his solo comeback album:

January 26, 2021 08:15 AM

A 13-minute epic in Disillusion's incredible comeback album, to be remembered by fans of Wintersun, In Mourning, and the 4 heavier parts of the Devin Townsend Project (see my DTP post above):

January 27, 2021 02:00 AM

A 13-minute epic In Mourning's monolithic second album, to please fans of Septicflesh, Opeth, and Disillusion:

January 27, 2021 08:00 AM

Interesting how after ending the Monolith album with their longest song, they begin this album, The Weight of Oceans, with their second-longest (now third-longest, I'll show you the new second-longest after my next In Mourning review). "Colossus" is another one of their best! (D*mn, I should've suggested that song for next month's Infinite playlist except the one after that, "A Vow to Conquer the Ocean", which is still a brilliant starter for new In Mourning fans)

January 29, 2021 01:50 AM

Here's the second-longest In Mourning epic, "The Grinning Mist":

Great song, though not as brilliant as this one:

February 03, 2021 10:34 PM

An example of premium level progressive rock from these Swedes. For fans of Riverside, Leprous & Dream Theater.

February 20, 2021 08:23 PM

A lovely little piece of Opeth worship for a Sunday morning.

March 02, 2021 01:12 AM

An over 15-minute epic of premium modernized retro UK progressive metal, for fans Leprous (whom their lead singer does the growling here), Dream Theater, and Opeth:

March 12, 2021 03:48 PM

Twenty years of Blackwater Park

The Leper Affinity

March 13, 2021 08:24 PM

One of the highlights tracks from Animals As Leaders' self-titled debut. For fans of Plini, Mestis & Arch Echo.

March 14, 2021 02:11 AM

One of the highlights tracks from Animals As Leaders' self-titled debut. For fans of Plini, Mestis & Arch Echo.

Quoted Daniel

With this killer instrumental, I can just imagine my own lyrics sung/growled in the vocal style of Meshuggah and Focus-era Cynic...

April 04, 2021 12:30 PM

Two amazing experimental/progressive metal bands!! Here's the avant-garde death metal Edge of Sanity side-project Pan.Thy.Monium, the last death metal band for me to enjoy before my big move out of that genre:

...and instrumental jazzy djent masters Animals as Leaders:

April 05, 2021 08:58 PM

A stunning example of Swedish progressive metal for fans of Dream Theater, Leprous & Katatonia.