I want to open this review by saying that the talent and obvious skills of all the musicians involved in this record is undeniable, these are musicians that have been proving over and over again why they are recognized as some of the top artists in their genre and why they have the following they have. Having said that, this solo album by John Petrucci (Dream Theater) was not for me. And though we can argue that this kind of album is for a specific sector in the Progressive Metal realm, I truly cannot digest music that is made to show off the skills that “x” or “y” musician has in their instrument and that is my perception of Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind Music/The Orchard).
John Petrucci’s new solo album Terminal Velocity is due out this fall and reunites him with his former Dream Theater bandmate Mike Portnoy! Portnoy performed drums on the album, along with bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Flying Colors). Portnoy broke the news on social media, along with the tracklisting for the album as well. The two reunited over Christmas a few years ago and have sung each other’s praises often, ever since. Continue reading
Prog Rock supergroup Flying Colors have shared a new video for their song ‘The Loss Inside’, which you can watch below! Their new album Third Degree on 4th of October. The group includes progressive rock and metal stars such as Steve Morse, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue, and Mike Portnoy. Continue reading
Progressive Rock supergroup Flying Colors (Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue, Casey McPherson) have announced their new album Third Degree will arrive October 4th via Mascot Label Group. To kick off the album cycle, the band have released a new single and video for the track More which you can watch below! Pre-orders are also live at the link in this post. Continue reading