All posts by Steve Blease

Edition 219 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


10. Myrath – Shehili
(played You’ve Lost Yourself)
9. Avandra – Descender
(played Adder’s Bite)
8. Periphery – Periphery IV: Hail Stan
(played Reptile)
7. The Offering – Home
(played Home)
6. Opeth – In Cauda Venenum
(played Heart in Hand)
5. Tool – Fear Inoculum
(played 7empest)
4. Wilderun – Veil of Imagination
(played Scentless Core (Budding)/Far from Where Dreams Unfurl/Scentless Core (Fading))
3. Borknagar – True North
(played Tidal)
2. Evergrey – The Atlantic
(played A Silent Arc)

HEAVY ELEMENTS Album of the Year 2019:
1. Soen – Lotus
(played Martyrs)

Edition 226 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


2010: Anathema – A Simple Mistake (from We’re Here Because We’re Here)
2011: Steven Wilson – Raider II (from Grace For Drowning)
2012: Änglagård – Ur Vilande (from Viljans Öga)
2013: Haken – Falling Back To Earth (from The Mountain)
2014: IQ – From The Outside In (from The Road of Bones)
2015: Nemo – Tu n’es pas seul (from Coma)
2016: Universal Totem Orchestra – Terra Cava (from Mathematical Mother)
2017: Wobbler – From Silence to Somewhere (from From Silence to Somewhere)
2018: All Traps on Earth – Bortglömda Gårdar (from A Drop of Light)
2019: Bjørn Riis – Stormwatch (from A Storm is Coming)
2020: Good NightOwl – Pressure (from Liars)

Edition 218 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


20. Dream Theater – Distance Over Time (played At Wit’s End)
19. Disillusion – The Liberation (played Wintertide)
18. Cellar Darling – The Spell (played Death/Death Pt.II)
17. Parallel Minds – Every Hour Wounds… The Last One Kills (played Syria)
16. Obsidian Tide – Pillars of Creation (played Magnanimous)
15. Sermon – Birth of the Marvellous (played The Preacher/The Rise of Desiderata)
14. Ihlo – Union (played Coalescence)
13. Queensrÿche – The Verdict (played Bent)
12. Darkwater – Human (played Reflection of a Mind)
11. Arch/Matheos – Winter Ethereal (played Kindred Spirits)

Edition 224 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Yngwie Malmsteen – Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas cover)
Magenta – Wonderous Stories (Yes cover)
Nick Beggs – Midnight Cowboy (John Barry cover)
Eivør – Hounds of Love (Kate Bush cover)
Tarja – Poison (Alice Cooper cover)
Transatlantic – In Held (‘Twas) In I (Procol Harum cover)
David Bowie – See Emily Play (Pink Floyd cover)
Suck – War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)
The Flower Kings – Cinema Show (Genesis cover)
Adaline w. Vapor – Follow You Follow Me (Genesis cover)
Vanden Plas – Theme From Pseudo Silk Kimono/Kayleigh (Marillion cover)
Between The Buried And Me – Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen cover)
Queensrÿche – Scarborough Fair (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
Simple Minds – Biko (Peter Gabriel cover)
The Dear Hunter – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John cover)
Neal Morse – Where the Streets Have No Name (U2 cover)
Sons of Apollo – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd cover)
Avenged Sevenfold – Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)
Ulver – The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Holiday cover)
Pain of Salvation – Perfect Day (Lou Reed cover)
Lithium Dawn – Open Car (Porcupine Tree cover)
Leprous – Angel (Massive Attack cover)
Angra – Mama (Genesis cover)
Red Circuit – Soldier of Fortune (Deep Purple cover)
Marillion – Toxic (Britney Spears cover)

Edition 217 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Hedfuzy – Broken Mirrors
Cellar Darling – Pain
Psychotic Waltz – Devils and Angels
Obsidian Tide – Pillars of Creation
In Mourning – Magenta Ritual

That Was The Year That Prog: 1988
Crimson Glory – Lady of Winter
Sieges Even – David
Fates Warning – Shades of Heavenly Death
Queensrÿche – Anarchy X/Revolution Calling

Epic at 11: Dreamscape – The End of Light

Transience – Peoples Temple
Gojira – The Shooting Star

Album of the Week: Symphony X – The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Out of the Ashes
The Accolade
Sea of Lies

Ne Obliviscaris – Forget Not

Edition 223 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Now In Colour – Foregone Conclusion (from Now In Colour)
Cellar Noise – Her (from Nautilus)
Dirt Poor Robins – The Saints II (from Dead Horse, Alaska (Gold))
Flying Colors – More (from Third Degree)
Blame Zeus – Déjà Vu (from Seethe)
Nightwish – The Greatest Show On Earth (from Endless Forms Most Beautiful)
Focus – Round Goes The Gossip… (from Focus 3)
Bodkin – Aunty Mary’s Trashcan (from Bodkin)
RPWL – World Through My Eyes (from World Through My Eyes)
Porcupine Tree – Disappear (Extended Version) (from Recordings)
Rush – The Enemy Within (from Grace Under Pressure)
Wishbone Ash – Something’s Happening In Room 602 (from Noveau Calls)
Coma Rossi – Transmission (from Coma Rossi)
Antariksh – Dheere Dheere (from Khoj)
Whitesnake – Forevermore (from Forevermore)
Deep Purple – Weirdistan (from Now What?!)
Flamborough Head – Wolves At War (from Unspoken Whisper)
Echolyn – Uncle (from As The World)
Nosound – Lightdark (from The Northern Religion Of Things)
The Ben Cameron Project – Colour in the Sky (from A Cycle Never Ending)
Ironvolt – The Pale Red Gentleman (from Grimm)

Edition 222 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Magnum – Not Forgiven (The Serpent Rings)
Thaikkudam Bridge – Inside My Head (feat. Marco Minnemann) (from Namah)
Franck Carducci – Slave To Rock’n’Roll (from The Answer)
Crea – Walk Into Bright Lights (from Dwarves & Penguins)
Freedom To Glide – Escape To Survive (from Seed)
The Gift – The Comforting Cold (from Land of Shadows)
Genesis – Dancing With The Moonlight Knight (from Selling England By The Pound)
Pink Floyd – Sheep (from Animals)
Ghost Community – Blue December Morning (from Cycle of Life)
Anubis – A Tower Of Silence (from A Tower Of Silence)
Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity (from Empire)
Psychotic Waltz – I Remember (from A Social Grace)
Cloud Atlas – Let The Blood Flow (from Beyond The Vale)
Maze Of Time – Oceans of Dreams (from Tales From The Maze)
Asia – Only Time Will Tell (from Asia)
Jethro Tull – Beastie (from The Broadsword And The Beast)
Semistereo – The Storm Behind Your Eyes (from Trans Earth Injection)
Karcius – Water (from The First Day)
Maiden uniteD – Phantom of the Opera (from The Barrel House Tapes)

Edition 216 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Dream Theater – This Dying Soul
Teramaze – Orwellian Times
Parallel Minds – On Your Own
Apotheus – Under a New Cloud Sky
Sermon – The Descend

That Was The Year That Prog: 2013
Fates Warning – One Thousand Fires
Votum – Deadringer
Caligula’s Horse – A Gift to Afterthought
Until Rain – Living Hell

Epic at 11: Wilderun – The Unimaginable Zero Summer

TesseracT – Smile
Skyharbor – Illusion: Aurora

Album of the Week: Outworld – Outworld
I, Thanatos

Earthside – Mob Mentality

Edition 215 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Threshold – Voyager II
Vanden Plas – Cold December Night
Timeworn – Oblivion Seekers
Blame Zeus – Down To Our Bones (feat. Rui Duarte)
Ivory Tower – End Transmission

That Was The Year That Prog: 2006
MindFlow – Crossing Enemy’s Line
Shaolin Death Squad – A Terrible Way To Use A Sword
Communic – At Dewy Prime
Disillusion – Save The Past

Epic at 11: Lithium Dawn – The Price (pts I-III)

Triosphere – Storyteller
The Thirteenth Sun – Universe Is Burning

Album of the Week: Psychotic Waltz – A Social Grace
…And The Devil Cried
Another Prophet Song
I Of The Storm

Myst – The Wurm

Edition 221 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Big Country – In A Big Country (from The Crossing)
Alan Reed – Used To Be Someone (from Honey On The Razors Edge)
Comedy Of Errors – Disobey (from Disobey)
Ian Anderson – The Turnpike Inn (from Homo Erraticus)
Simple Minds – Belfast Child (from Street Fighting Years)
Halo Tora – The Bones that Rock the Cradle (from Omni\One)
Midas Fall – Evaporate (from Evaporate)
Abel Ganz – So Far (from Shooting Albatross)
Beggars Opera – Time Machine (from Waters of Change)
Captain Marryat – It Happened to Me (from Captain Marryat)
Grand Tour – Little Boy And The Fat Man (from Heavy On The Beach)
Long Earth – The Source (from The Source)
Fish – A Gentleman’s Excuse Me (from Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors)
Pallas – The Bringer Of Dreams (from The Dreams of Men)
Mogwai – I Know You Are But What Am I? (from Happy Songs For Happy People)
Sputniks Down – Atonement (from Much Was Decided Before You Were Born)
Nazareth – Simple Solution, Parts 1 & 2 (from No Mean City)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Give My Compliments To The Chef (from Tomorrow Belongs To Me)
Marillion – Margaret (live) (from Garden Party)