29 February 2016

STCBM031: Superimposter

Tonight’s Sounds That Can Be Made playlist:

Oceansize - Superimposter (from Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up)
British Theatre - As The Leaves Are To The Limbs (from Dyed in the Wool Ghost)
Bruce Soord - A Thousand Daggers (from Bruce Soord)
The Pineapple Thief - 3000 Days (from Someone Here Is Missing)
Coheed & Cambria - Here to Mars (from The Color Before The Sun)
Stolen Earth - Into the Virgin Snow (from A Far Cry from Home)
Stiltskin - 14th March 1962 (from Unfulfillment)
RPWL - Roses (from World Through My Eyes)
Mystery - If You See Her (from Delusion Rain)
The Dreaming Tree - Whisper Song (from Progress Has No Patience)

The Eighties at 8:
Genesis - Dodo/Lurker (from Abacab)
XTC - Generals and Majors (from Black Sea)

Comedy of Errors - The Answer (from Fanfare & Fantasy)
Magnum - No God or Saviour (from Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies)

Hope you enjoyed it…

(repeats on Progzilla Radio on Friday at 1.30pm)

22 February 2016

STCBM030: Lost

Tonight’s Sounds That Can Be Made playlist:

Riverside - Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened of a Hat?) (from Love, Fear And The Time Machine)
Gandalf's Fist - Orphans of the Sky (from A Day in the Life of a Universal Wanderer)
"Eh! Geoff Mann Band” - What’s In a Name? (from Ministry of the Interior)
Day Six - 7th Sign (from The Grand Design)
Amplifier - The Consultancy (from Amplifier)
Angra - Carolina IV (from Holy Land)
God is an Astronaut - Golden Sky (from Age of the Fifth Sun)
Devin Townsend Project - Seams (from Ghost)
The Reasoning - 21 Grams (from And Another Thing…)

The Eighties at 8:
Yes - Leave It (from 91025)
Twelfth Night - Fact and Fiction (from Fact and Fiction)

Jethro Tull - Hunt by Numbers (from J-Tull Dot Com)
Howard Sinclair - Meaningless Mondays (from The Delicious Company of Freaks)
Airbag - No Escape (from Identity)
Spock’s Beard - Shining Star (from Feel Euphoria)
Damian Wilson - When I Leave This Land (from Cosmas)

Hope you enjoyed it…

(the Podcast of this edition of Sounds That Can Be Made can be played/downloaded here)

19 February 2016

X Marks the Spot!

It's ben a little while since I've seen some proper metal being played so I had been looking forward to seeing both Symphony X and supporting band Myrath for some time now. Having had to do a mad dash to pick Saul up from Uni in Cheltenham before the gig started, we missed most of the opening act, Melted Space, do to the slowness in the Bierkeller staff getting people through the doors. What we heard was a bit bizarre with one song sung by two female vocalists and the last by one clean male and one death metal. Still from the bit I heard it might be worth checking them out.

Symphony X at The Bierkeller (photo copyright Bristol 24/7)
I've been a fan of Myrath for a few years now, my love of Oriental Progressive Metal having moved beyond just Orphaned Land to a few other bands now.  Unfortunately their new album Legacy hadn't been released in the UK yet so I was unfamiliar with the songs off their fourth album and the sound sucked badly, so much the keyboard (which adds so much of the oriental sounds of the band) was largely inaudible. A real shame as they are a good band and I got the impression Symphony X fans unfamiliar with them were not impressed.

I guess Symphony X had their own guy on the mixing desk as the sound soon improved by factor of about 1000 during their first couple of numbers. I was surprised, but not unhappy, they played all of their latest album Underworld, but it is a great album so no worries there. This was the first time I have seen the band and must say that lead singer Russell Allen is a metal god! Aside from his superb singing, his ability to work an audience was fantastic. You have to wonder why Dream Theater didn't poach him years ago!

Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me so I borrowed the above picture from Bristol 24/7 and recommend  you read their much better review of the night here!

15 February 2016

STCBM029: Without You

Tonight’s Sounds That Can Be Made playlist:

Arena - The Bishop of Lufford (from The Unquiet Sky)
Symphony X - Without You (from Underworld)
Myrath - Tales of the Sands (from Tales of the Sands)
Riverside - Towards the Blue Horizon (from Love, Fear and the Time Machine)
Anathema - Ariel (from Distant Satellites)
3 - You Are the Alien (from You Are the Alien)
PreHistoric Animals - One Day Came a Ghost (from One Day Came a Ghost)
Tom Slatter - Some Of The Creatures Have Broken The Locks On The Door To Lab 558 (from Fit the Fourth)
Pendragon - For When the Zombies Come (from Men Who Climb Mountains)

Hope you enjoyed it…
(repeats on Progzilla.com Friday at 2pm)

8 February 2016

STCBM028: The Point of No Return

Tonight’s Sounds That Can Be Made playlist:

Haken - The Point of No Return (from Aquarius)
Fish - The Great Unravelling (from A Feast of Consequences)
O.S.I. - Go (from Free)
Pure Reason Revolution - Valour (from Hammer and Anvil)
Gazpacho - Splendid Isolation (from Missa Atropos)
Porcupine Tree - The Moon Touches Your Shoulder (from The Sky Moves Sideways)
Unto Us - Plan B (from The Human Landscape)
Muse - Knights of Cydonia (from Black Holes and Revelations)

Hope you enjoyed it…
(repeats on Progzilla.com Friday at 2pm)

1 February 2016

STCBM027: Lady Messiah

Tonight’s Sounds That Can Be Made playlist:

Galahad - Lady Messiah 2015 (from When Worlds Collide)
Paul Cusick - Everything (from P’dice)
t - Chapter Three: The Art Of Double Binding - The Black Of White (from Fragentropy)
TesseracT - Tourniquet (from Polaris)
Geof Whitely Project - Burning Skies (from Circus of Horrors)
Grand Tour - Little Boy and the Fat Man (from Heavy On the Beach)
Nine Stones Close - Complicated (single mix) (from Complicated)
Threshold - The Latent Gene (uncut version) (from Replica)

Hope you enjoyed it…
(repeats on Progzilla.com Friday at 2pm)