All posts by Steve Blease

Edition 116 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Black Country Communion – The Last Song For My Resting Place (from BCCIV)
CIRCU5 – Stars (from CIRCU5)
Dave Kerzner – Static (from Static)
Lifesigns – Chasing Rainbows (from Cardington)
Caligula’s Horse – Fill My Heart (from In Contact)

Connect 4:
Barclay James Harvest – Science Fiction: Nova Lepidoptera (from XII)
Kracked Earth – When The City Sleeps (from When The City Sleeps)
Glass Hammer – Something’s Coming (from Journey Of The Dunadan)
Clive Nolan & Oliver Wakeman – By Your Side (from The Hound Of The Baskervilles)

Subsignal – Everything is Lost (from The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime)

Jurassic Prog:
Emerson Lake & Palmer – The Barbarian (from Emerson Lake & Palmer)
Focus – Hocus Pocus (from Moving Waves)

Weend’O – Experience (from You Need To Know Yourself)
Abigail’s Ghost – Cinder Tin (from D_Letion)
Marillion – The Space (from Seasons End)
Budgie – I Turned To Stone (from Birdflight)
3 – Crazy Eyes (from Crazy Eyes)
Sylvan – Lost (from X-Rayed)

Monsters of Progzilla:

Strangefish – Ignorance Of Bliss (live)
Renaissance – Opening Out (live)
Jadis – Where In The World (live)
IQ – Frequency (live)
Sonata Arctica – The Last Amazing Grays (live)
Electric Light Orchestra – Do Ya (live)

Manning – James Fairfax (1922 – 1945) [An Average Man](from Margaret’s Children)

Edition 105 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Arjen Anthony Lucassen‘s Star One – Earth That Was
After Forever – Imperfect Tenses
Aina – Revelations
Ayreon – Dawn Of A Million Souls
Winter in Eden – Critical Mass Part 1 – Burdened

Live at 11: Threshold
Watchtower on the Moon (live)
Liberty, Complacency, Dependency (live)
Coda (live)

Alarion – Waves of Destruction pt. I – Rising Tide
Alarion – Waves of Destruction pt. II – Struggle for Survival
Thomas Zwijsen – Perfect Storm

Album of the Week: Headspace – All That You Fear Is Gone
Your Life Will Change
The Day You Return
Road to Supremacy

Maiden uniteD– Die With Your Boots On

Edition 115 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Roger Waters – Smell the Roses (from Is This The Life We Really Want?)
Long Earth – Her Ghost In The Fog (from The Source)
Hedfuzy – The Lost Star (from The Lost Star)
The Emerald Dawn – A Vision Left Unseen (from Visions)
Nordic Giants – Taxonomy Of Illusions (from Amplify Human Vibration)

Connect 4:
Anathema – Don’t Look Too Far (from Judgement)
The Eden House – City Of Goodbyes (from Half Life)
Fields Of The Nephilim – Last Exit For The Lost (from The Nephilim)
Black Sabbath – Behind The Wall Of Sleep (from Black Sabbath)

Hollow Water – Gathering Sunbeams for the Future (from Rainbow’s End)

Jurassic Prog:
Jethro Tull – Cold Wind To Valhalla (from Minstrel in the Gallery)
Wishbone Ash – Warrior (from Argus)

Gary Numan – The End of Things (from Savage)
sleepmakeswaves – made of breath only (from made of breath only)
Voyager – Broken (from The Meaning of I)
The Red Paintings – The Fall Of Rome (from The Revolution Is Never Coming)

Monsters of Progzilla:

Kauan – Orkidea (live)
Bader Nana – Liquid Fire
En.Tsfauna – Empire of Gold (live)
Jean Madani – June 17
Egonon – Maya
Dissonati – The Sleeper (live)

Damian Wilson – Battlelines (from Built For Fighting)

Edition 104 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Muse – Stockholm Syndrome
To-Mera – Deep Inside
Without Face – Pit and Pendulum
Hacride – Treasure This Pain
The Vicious Head Society – The Sycophants

Live at 11: Fates Warning
The Eleventh Hour (live)
Monument (live)
Point of View (live)

Caligula’s Horse – Will’s Song (Let the Colours Run)
The Butterfly Effect – In These Hands

Album of the Week: Voyager – The Meaning of I
Momentary Relapse of Pain
Are You Shaded?
The Pensive Disarray

Uneven Structure – Incube

Edition 114 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!

Side A:

Marillion – Garden Party (from Script For a Jester’s Tear)
Asia – Only Time Will Tell (from Asia)
Bad Company – Holy Water (from Holy Water)
Meat Loaf – Heaven Can Wait (from Bat Out of Hell)
Maria McKee – Show Me Heaven (from Days of Thunder OST)
Queen – Bijou (from Innuendo)
Marillion – No One Can (from Holidays In Eden)
Magnum – Matter of Survival (from Goodnight L.A.)
Def Leppard – Tonight – (from Adrenalize)
Marillion – Waiting to Happen (from Holidays in Eden)
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (from Slowhand)

Side B:

Twelfth Night – First New Day (from Art & Illusion)
Marillion – Sympathy (from Sympathy)
Magnum – Need a Lot of Love (from Vigilante)
All About Eve – One One Reason (from Scarlet And Other Stories)
Queen – Who Wants To Live Forever (from A Kind of Magic)
Marillion – Seasons End (from Seasons End)
All About Eve – Martha’s Harbour (from All About Eve)
Electric Light Orchestra – Ticket to the Moon (from Time)
Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman (from Orbisongs)
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Marillion – Incommunicado (from Clutching at Straws)
Enya – Deireadh an Tuath (from The Celts)

Anniversary songs:

1st – Pendragon – The Walls of Babylon (from The Window of Life)
5th – Threshold – Forever (from Extinct Instinct)
10th – Porcupine Tree – Trains (from In Absentia)
15th – Fish – Dark Star (from 13th Star)
20th – Galahad – Guardian Angel (from Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria)
25th – Saul Blease – Black Hole (from Black Hole)

Edition 103 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Dali’s Dilemma – Miracles And Yesteryear
Zero Hour – Eyes of Denial
King’s X – Black the Sky
Psion – Tyranny
Overhaul– Stone Intact

Live at 11: Symphony X
Church Of The Machine (live)
Smoke & Mirrors (live)
Of Sins And Shadows (live)

Wolverine – His Cold Touch
Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse
Riverside – Rainbow Box

Album of the Week: Threshold – Extinct Instinct
Virtual Isolation

Voyager – The Fragile Serene