August recommendations are here!


Here are four ctebcm-approved albums that came out last month and that we think you should definitely check out!

Michael AveryThe Scientist

Instrumental progressive metal heavily influence by djent that is actually not just a bunch of chugga-chugga’s and jun-jun’s, even though they are not underrepresented. It’s globally a fun album to listen and headbang to, with varied compositions and a fair amount of high-level musicianship! Plus: it’s available for name your price (NYP) on bandcamp so, why not give it a shot?

Doom SaladDac Maelc Yletulosbo

The fourth EP from Savannah’s experimental math rockers, … Read more

July Recommendations


Here’s the monthly recommendations post you’ve awaited for so long! Ah, who am I kidding? I’m the only one reading this blog! Anyways, what are the unmissable releases of July 2015, according to the three-legged raven?

First off is Ethan McKenna‘s sophomore, In Transition. It’s what I’d call an acoustic prog album. Ethan makes use of advanced techniques on his acoustic, like percussive playing, loads of harmonics, and some slap and tapping too, for good measure. Even though its main focus is on the acoustic guitar, it’s well-accompanied by the usual bass and drums, and sometimes even by … Read more

Recommendations of the month: January 2015


The first month of 2015, although pretty slow in releases, has seen some outstanding albums, and we’re collecting the four best ones – according to ourselves – to promote.

First off, Lee Wanner‘s Every Man Is An Island. Lee really puts his whole personality in the music he makes. That makes it sound unlike any other. It’s progressive, voire avant-garde, and still accessible enough that it can be vaguely categorized as pop music. Read our full review of the album here.

Secondly, Nathan Parker Smith‘s Not Dark Yet. It’s an experimental progressive metal album with … Read more