I don’t know if this genre exists, but I would categorize this music under neo progressive metal. Neo prog metal with symphonic influences. The musical compositions have a neo progressive rock feeling, while most songs are filled with heavy guitars and typical metal guitar solos. There are also a few hunches of Tool here and there in some of the tracks. The guitar solos are good, sometimes very surprising and well thought about. Legrand is a good singer, but not spectacular in my opinion. The sound of the album is fine, but the drums sound a bit too compressed, and the total picture misses some dynamics.
First of all, my sincere apologies! It took some time before this one was published on the website of Background Magazine, so I had to wait until today. I hope you guys didn’t mind!
This would be the first time I would see John Young as a solo performer on stage. I’ve never seen the band Pendragon live, and I heard from several friends that they are a great band to watch. I had the honour to interview John Young and Nick Barrett right before the gig, and you can listen to the interview here. Pendragon was going to play their album The Masquerade Overture in its entirety, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this album. The venue was completely sold out, which is great news for the band, but sadly no good news for me, because I had to squeeze myself through the audience to take pictures from different angles of the venue. Luckily I managed to get some amazing shots of both John Young and Pendragon that evening.
Yes, a small update again with some news! Me is happy happy!
Not one, but two interviews! I interviewed Nick Barrett of Pendragon and John Young of Lifesigns right before their gig in May at Boerderij Zoetermeer, The Netherlands!
Hey hey, ‘sme with an update! I will be at Progcity Festival tonight in Den Haag! Come and say hi! I’m busy charging my camera batteries, trying to finish writing some reviews and also watching some Roland Garros from time to time before I head off to Progcity.
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Iris, aka Ier!
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Yes, time for my Sunday blog post again! Yesterday was a long day for me, roving around in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands… So I thought it would be fun to make a small report of that day, along with some photos, and even a video!
Yes, time to rant again! Today is one of those days that things didn’t go the way you’ve planned it…
VlogYes, I look awful in videos, don’t you think? 😉 Anyway, here’s my first video blog! News about my upcoming interviews, the answer on the question “Aren’t you nervous when you interview an artist?” and more! Go check it out:
Please let me know if you prefer written personal blog posts or videos!
It’s Sunday again, so it’s time for my Sunday blog post! And I have… Not so much news, YAAAAAAAAY… Eh? Oh? Not much news?