All posts by Steve Blease

Edition 178 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Lord Divine – Reborn
Redshift – Invasion
The Ghost Next Door – Doubt
Leprous – Mirage
Godsticks – Exit Stage Right

Epic at 11: Soundgeist – Insanity pt.I & II

Poh Hock – Akasha
Darkwater – In Front of You

Album of the Week: Disillusion – Back to Times of Splendor

Alone I Stand In Fires
A Day By The Lake
And The Mirror Cracked

Beast In Black – Die by the Blade

Edition 185 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Motorpsycho – Psychotzar (from The Crucible)
The Room – Drowning in Sound (from Caught By The Machine)
Skylake Prisoner (from In Orbit)
Rush – The Anarchist (from Clockwork Angels)
Soup – Going Somewhere (from Remedies)
Abandoners – Rain On Sand (from Rain On Sand)
Delusion Squared – Black Waters (from The Final Delusion)
Mostly Autumn – White Rainbow (from White Rainbow)
Cozy Powell – Theme One (from Over The Top)
Blue Oyster Cult – The Vigil (from Mirrors)
Rainburn – Mirrors (from Insignify)
Agam – The Boat Song (from The Inner Self Awakens)
The Prodigy – Spitfire (from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned)
Archive – Bright Lights (from The False Foundation)
John Wesley – Someone For A Day (from The Emperor Falls)
The Butterfly Effect – Rain (from Final Conversation of Kings)
Def Leppard – Gotta Let It Go (from Songs From The Sparkle Lounge)
Robin Trower – Too Rolling Stoned (off Bridge of Signs)
Bad Company – Deal With The Preacher (from Straight Shooter)
Free – Soon I Will Be Gone (from Highway)
Sylvan – Those Defiant Ways (from Deliverance)
John Wetton – Space And Time (from Voice Mail)
Battle Beast – No More Hollywood Endings (from No More Hollywood Endings)

Edition 177 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Collibus – The Last Time
Control the Storm – False Eternity
Acolyte – Chakra
Triosphere – Worlds Apart
LizZard – Leaving the Dream
Akphaezya – Sophrosyne
Mask of Judas – Brand New Conquest

Epic at 11: Nightwish – The Poet And The Pendulum

Tarja – Demons in You (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
Oceans of Slumber – Fleeting Vigilance
Destiny Potato – Blue Sun
Above The Earth – Trapeze (feat. Jakub Zytecki)

Album of the Week: Voyager – The Meaning of I

Momentary Relapse Of Pain
Fire Of The Times

Arch Enemy – Yesterday Is Dead And Gone

Edition 184 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Kim Seviour – Call to Action (from Recovery Is Learning)
All About Eve – In The Meadow (from All About Eve)
The Anchoress – Confessions of a Romance Novelist (from Confessions of a Romance Novelist)
Beatrix Players – Lady of the Lake (from Magnified)
Sophya Baccini – Beware, Beware (from Aradìa)
Kate Bush Kashka From Baghdad (from Lionheart)
Mother Superior – Ticklish Allsorts (from Lady Madonna)
Curved Air – Marie Antoinette (from Phantasmagoria)
Renaissance – Mother Russia(from Turn of the Cards)
Henry Cow – Day by Day: 1/2 the Sky (from Western Culture)
Lindsay Cooper – Savannah (from An Angel on the Bridge)
Lindsey Stirling – The Phoenix (from Brave Enough)
Rasputina – A Quitter (from Cabin Fever!)
Oceans of Slumber – The Banished Heart (from The Banished Heart)
VUUR – Save Me – Istanbul (from In This Moment We Are Free – Cities)
Billie Eilish – When the Party’s Over (from When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?)
iamthemorning – Sleeping Pills (from Lighthouse)
Spires That in the Sunset Rise – Child of the Snow (from Ancient Patience Wills It Again)
Susanna & The Magical Orchestra – It’s a Long Way to the Top (from Melody Mountain)
Anna von Hausswolff – An Oath (from The Miraculous)
Ninet – She’s Lost Control (from Paper Parachute)
Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology (from Modern Kosmology)
She Makes War – Strong Enough (from Brace For Impact)
Angel’in Heavy Syrup – First Love (from Angel’in Heavy Syrup IV)
Octaviagrace – Oddeye (from New Eclosion)
Voyager – Hyperventilating (from V)
Triosphere – Steal Away the Light (from The Heart of the Matter)
OOIOO – Mountain Book (from Gold and Green)

Edition 176 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Fair to Midland – Dance of the Manatee
Dream Theater – Fall Into the Light
Avantasia – Alchemy (feat. Geoff Tate)
Operation: Mindcrime – Invincible
Voyager – Brightstar

Epic at 11: Fates Warning – Still Remains

Symphony X – Accolade II
Threshold – New Beginning

Album of the Week: Shadow Gallery – Digital Ghosts


Devin Townsend – Genesis

Edition 183 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


O.R.k. – Kneel to Nothing (from Ramagehead)
Midas Fall – Evaporate (from Evaporate)
Mike Kershaw – The City Revealed (from What Lies Beneath)
Andrey Korolev – Evening City (from Under the Same Sun)
Silent Skies – Horizons (from Horizons)
Manning – One Small Step… (Parts I-VIII) (from One Small Step…)
Marillion – An Accidental Man (from This Strange Engine)
Genesis – Congo (from Calling All Stations)
Fair to Midland – Walls of Jericho (from Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True)
King’s X – Goldilox (from Out Of The Silent Planet)
Savatage – Gutter Ballet (from Gutter Ballet)
Queensrÿche – I Will Remember (from Rage for Order)
Grand Tour – Back In The Zone (from Clocks That Tick (But Never Talk))
Bjørn Lynne – Shapechanger (from Wolves Of The Gods)
Nordic Giants – Immortal Elements (from Amplify Human Vibration)
Soundgarden – Been Away Too Long (from King Animal)
Dead Blonde Stars – Skyscrapers (from Keepsake)
Angra – Carolina IV (from Holy Land)
Brown Sabbath – Iron Man (from Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath)
Panzerballett – Smoke on the Water (from Starke Stücke)
Dream Theater – Viper King (from Distance Over Time)

Edition 182 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


The Room – The Golden Ones (from Caught By The Machine)
Toehider – Spoilt For Choice (from What Kind Of Creature Am I?)
Flying Colors – Bombs Away (from Second Nature)
Anathema – Springfield (from The Optimist)
Public Service Broadcasting – Korolev (from Sputnik/Korolev)
Evergrey – Departure (from The Atlantic)
Avantasia – Moonglow (feat. Candice Night) (from Moonglow)
Ars Nova – Salvador Syndrome (from Seventh Hell (La Vénus endormie))
Budgie – In The Grip Of A Tyrefitter’s Hand (from Never Turn Your Back On A Friend)
Genesis – Dancing With The Moonlight Knight (from Selling England By The Pound)
Uriah Heep – Falling Under Your Spell (from Living The Dream)
Deep Purple – The Surprising (from inFinite)
Fish – Man With a Stick (from A Parley With Angels EP)
Green Carnation – Child’s Play, Pt. 1 (from The Quiet Offspring)
Rival Sons – Stood By Me (from Feral Roots)
Marilyn Manson – The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles (from The Pale Emperor)
White Moth Black Butterfly – The World Won’t Sleep (from One Thousand Wings)
Ray Wilson – Adolescent Breakdown (from The Next Best Thing)
Blackfield – Cloudy Now (from Blackfield)
Blue Öyster Cult – Godzilla (from Spectres)
UFO – Lights Out (from Lights Out)
Maschine – Chains (from Rubidium)
Riversea – Goodbye My Friend (from The Tide)
Karfagen – Dragon Island Suite Part 3 (from Echoes From Within Dragon Island)

Edition 175 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Long Distance Calling – Trauma
TDW & Dreamwalkers Inc – Anthem
Queensrÿche – Blood of the Levant
Sümer – Vanes
Wolverine – And She Slowly Dies

Epic at 11: Alkaloid – Rise of the Cephalopods

Dali’s Dilemma – Despite The Waves
Atomic Opera – Achilles’ Heel

Album of the Week: Mastodon – Crack The Skye

Crack The Skye
The Czar
Ghost Of Karelia

Headspace – The Day You Return

Edition 174 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Evergrey – Weightless
Karnivool – Goliath
Atma Weapon – Autumn Leaves
Crush It To Death – The Infinite Refrain
Poem – The End Justifies The Means

Epic at 11: Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins – Pawn and Prophecy

Coheed and Cambria – Black Sunday
Earth’s Yellow Sun – Part III Betrayal

Album of the Week: Meshuggah – obZen

Pineal Gland Optics
Dancers to a Discordant System

Borealis – Finest Hour

Edition 181 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Tim Bowness – I Go Deeper (from Flowers At The Scene)
Lazuli – On Nous Ment Comme On Respire (from Réponse incongrue à l’inéluctable)
Miriodor – Peinturé dans le coin (from Signal 9)
Heliopolis – Elegy (from City Of The Sun)
Transatlantic – Mystery Train (from SMPTe)
Marillion – The Uninvited Guest (from Seasons End)
Pink Floyd – Keep Talking (from The Division Bell)
Arena – Moviedrome (from Immortal?)
Argent – Keeper Of The Flame (from Nexus)
Montrose – Space Station No. 5 (from Montrose)
Mystery – One Among The Living (from One Among The Living)
GPS – Window To The Soul (from Window To The Soul)
A Vinter – Never Be The Same (from Never Be The Same)
Motherjane – Clay Play (from Clay Play)
Amplifier – Panzer (from Amplifier)
Tinyfish – God Eat God (from Tinyfish)
Flamborough Head – Schoolyard Fantasy (from Unspoken Whisper)
Methexis – Those Howling Wolves (from The Fall of Bliss)
Arcane Roots – Slow Dance (from Heaven & Earth)
The Darkness – Black Shuck (from Permission To Land)
Fish On Friday – She Colours The Rainbow (from Godspeed)
Spock’s Beard – In The Mouth Of Madness (from The Kindness Of Strangers)
Times Up – Black Wing and Prayer (from Black Wing and Prayer)