Zachary Nathanson

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I’m a freelance writer/blogger that started doing reviews nine years ago. I’m a fan of Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Heavy Metal, and Jazz Rock. Also a musician for 20 years. Music has been my friend since listening to the Beatles when I was a little boy. It wasn’t until I discovered Pink Floyd 20 years ago and it changed my life. Geek also, but the Progressive genre has still kept me going from day one. And there’s no stop sign for me. I also have a blog site in which I also do reviews since 2008 entitled, Music from the Other Side of the Room.

Articles by Zachary Nathanson

Steve Hackett – The Circus and the Nightwhale

Like a stick of dynamite, ready to explode at any second.

Gentle Giant – The Missing Piece (Steven Wilson Remix)

All in all, it’s great to see this album getting some attention thanks to Wilson’s sublime remix. It’s very much a rebirth by giving The Missing Piece acknowledgment that it properly deserves for 2024.

Echoes of the Past: White Willow – Ex Tenebris

Going through the second album is like looking through an old scrapbook, reflecting the wonderful memories you had.

Damo Suzuki 1950-2024

His music has touched so many people. With Damo, it’s more than just his run with CAN, but what he had accomplished by inspiring the next generation to keep his legacy alive with the Network.

CAN – Live in Paris 1973

An off-the-wall chaotic sound with a large, massive full-scale assault.

PAKT – No Steps Left to Trace

Very much a band of brothers creating some of the most intense, weird, and balls to the wall releases MoonJune has given its listeners in 2024.

Mandalaband – Legacy: The Story Of Mandalaband 1975-1978

There’s no denying that this box set which you have in your hands is something fresh, something peculiar, something classical, and something weird.

Tim Motzer / Gregg Bendian – The Eternal

The Eternal is going to be one of those albums that’ll be talked about in the years to come.

Caligula’s Horse – Charcoal Grace

Like going through a survival of the fittest during those heady times. Not only there’s the complex signatures, but pushing through to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Strange New Dawn – New Nights of Euphoria

New Nights of Euphoria is an album that is to be played in the dark with candles lighten in the room. And be prepared for massive listens to get an understanding on why Strange New Dawn aren’t your daddy’s prog band.

SÂVER – From Ember and Rust

Everything on Ember and Rust is like a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode at any second.

Peter Gabriel – I/O

It is fearless, brave, and a bold release for Peter to spread his wings once more and fly off into the night.

The Witching Tale – What Magic Is This?

The delicious pudding that they made us, is a special treat with a hallucinated gem, waiting for seconds to devour.

Yes – The Yes Album (Super Deluxe Edition)

If you’re very new to their music, then this album, Close to the Edge, and Fragile are beginners to get you ready for the adventure that awaits you. And the truth is, it’s more exciting than ever!

Blood Ceremony – The Old Ways Remain

Metallic folk, and bringing the powers that be, it shows how far the band have come a long way since their formation in 2006.

King Crimson – Larks’ Tongues in Aspic: The Complete Recording Sessions

When you go through your record collection and play this album from beginning to end, it’s like a graphic novel coming to life.

White Willow – Ignis Fatuus

With Jacob Holm-Lupo’s remastering sound on Ignis Fatuus, he brings in these vibrant textures to make it sound crisp, up to date, and respectable to the original.

Devo – 50 Years of De-Evolution 1973-2023

Like going through an old scrapbook and remembering what it was like to be young during their 50-year ride.

Laughing Stock – Songs For The Future

There were some okay moments, but it dragged on a few occasions where they want to come up with the next song, but they would come in on a late start.

John Howard – Kid in a Big World

Howard’s the unsung hero that would have given the ‘70s singer-songwriting genre, a real massive kick in the gut.

Within Temptation – Bleed Out

A very unique album by proving themselves that they’re are more than just a metal band.

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