Haste Publika’s Estranha Loucura is Portuguese progressive rock for the musically curious
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Haste Publika’s Estranha Loucura is Portuguese progressive rock for the musically curious

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Progressive rock has many forms, and Haste Publika‘s reading of the genre is interesting. Their sound is rather lightweight, never thundering into all-out metal. Rather, there’s plenty of lightly overdriven guitar, subtle keyboard work, and gentle clean-sung vocals. The mood is airy and nostalgic, though never melodramatic or melancholic. Haste Publika are clearly very competent musicians, the most impressive part about their performance being their admirable restraint. The band members are incredibly tight, each playing exactly what is expected of…

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Teatrum skillfully mixes progressive metal and industrial with their self-titled LP

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Presenting itself as a progressive rock band, at the core of Teatrum‘s long and intricate compositions beats an industrial heart. The mix of competently explored progressive metal and pounding industrial beats and textures is extremely exciting, to the point of this Lisbon, Portugal band simply blowing our minds. Then again, knowing the brilliant mind behind it from his Dystopia Of Truth project, we hardly have the right to be surprised. At 12 songs length, there’s lots and lots of this…