Articles by John Sturm
Bigelf return and with their most melodic, poppy, heavy, proggy album to date. Welcome back gents. – By John Sturm
Death Pegasus is the band patch your denim jacket is missing. Aggressive, fast, heavy and fun. – By John Sturm
Debut album from Adelaide natives builds an excellent foundation for the future. – By John Sturm
John Sturm asked Kyle Gruninger of theatrical hard rock band Incura some questions about the new album and more. Please read on…!
Dramatic, grandiose and epic. This is an assured and amazing debut. – By John Sturm
A bit of jazz, a bit of rock, a bit of psychedelia and a bit special. – By John Sturm
Equal parts progressive madness and sublime songwriting, there is something for everyone on this album. – By John Sturm
Steel City’s debut has it’s strong points but a lack of focus and spark hampers this album greatly. – By John Sturm
Quintessential and essential new album from prog titans. Lengthy, melodic and amazing. – By John Sturm
John Sturm listened to instrumental rock band Sleep Lady for the first time. “This song had connected with me in a way I would never have imagined.”
Rocky, poppy, psychedelic-y. An inventive hodge-podge of styles and sounds results in 2 great, fun tracks. – By John Sturm
Tungsten have played a blinder with their début release. Heavy, progressive and hummable. Wow. – By John Sturm
Scarecrown have an excellent singer. They also play excellent music. So why does this confuse our reviewer so much? – By John Sturm.
Psychedelic rock at it’s finest. This is atmospheric, expansive and thoroughly intriguing. By John Sturm.
Repackaged EP and début album, show San Francisco’s Orchid channelling Sabbath. This is the foundation for their future. – By John Sturm
The second album from The First both enchants and confuses. True or cynical? Either way it’s a great rock record. – By John Sturm
A bonkers storyline, virtuos musician, more time changes you can shake a Moog at and only two long tracks! Pure prog brilliance. – By John Sturm
This is a band that grooves that ebbs and flows. That rocks. They have a bright future ahead of them. – By John Sturm
We asked our writer John Sturm to come up with some challenging, taxing, intellectually satisfying, politically-infused questions to stretch The Safety Fire to their mental limit. What we got was Mariah Carey, biscuits and Yahtzee.
This is an album of stunning breadth and emotion; one of the finest releases of 2013. – By John Sturm
This a wonderful blend of rock, funk, soul and space. Guildford’s Traffic Experiment show the big boys how it’s done. By John Sturm