Zachary Nathanson


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

Echoes of the Past: Black Sabbath – Self-Titled & Paranoid

There’s no denying that Black Sabbath’s first two studio albums broke the barriers of what is now known as both Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. It’s been 52 years since the band launched. They originally started out as a blues band between two different nam …

Wytch Hazel – III: Pentecost

What is my take on Wytch Hazel’s new album? My response is this; turn this motherfucker on like there’s no tomorrow! And play it very fucking loud!

La Maschera Di Cera – S.E.I.

Was it worth the wait for their return after a seven year long wait? Yes! They’re back in action once again to clear up the rough situations from what is happening in this year so far.

Jakko M Jakszyk – Secrets & Lies

It may not be everyone’s cup of coffee, but Jakko has really come a long, long way to go beyond the sound of King Crimson and take his music a step further.

Ring Van Möbius – The 3rd Majesty

The 3rd Majesty is one hell of a ride that Ring Van Möbius have brought in store for 2020.

Devin Townsend – Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Vol. 1

Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1 is Devin’s grand slam. To have music in our lives and have Devin in our household, is quite the achievement.

Jon Gomm – The Faintest Idea

The Faintest Idea is a healing release that will take you on the road to recovery with Gomm’s arrangements to follow your heart and soul for the reinvention by finding your true inner self.

Fish – Weltschmerz

With Weltschmerz, the circle is finally completed.

Steve Hackett – Selling England by the Pound and Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith

This record does not just blow you away, but also shows that Steve Hackett has no sign of slowing down. So prepare for your front-row ticket to be at the Hammersmith.

Ayreon – Transitus

Transitus is one hell of a ride that Arjen has unleashed.

Flying Colors – Third Stage: Live In London

The chemistry on here between the band and the audience is quite a magical journey from start to finish.

Gazpacho – Fireworker

Fireworker is quite a spectacular journey from start to finish.

Nick D’Virgilio – Invisible

I hate to say this, but why would Nick D’Virgilio want to name an album called Invisible? That I have absolutely no idea. I had found it to be dragging, tedious, and an unpleasant experience I had to endure this year. It may work in some areas for Nick …

Zoe Polanski – Violent Flowers

Be prepared to embark on a dreamy, surreal, strange, and hypnotic landscape

Tim Bowness – Late Night Laments

It’s an okay release, but with my ears, it just didn’t click. And I hope for that in the years to come in the roaring ‘20s for Tim to come back swinging again for another adventure with the listeners once more.

Jon Durant & Robert Jürjendal – Across the Evening

Jon & Robert have upped their craftsmanship to take listeners on exotic landscapes.

The Tangent – Auto Reconnaissance

The Tangent’s music is more than just a prog sound, but going beyond those structures. Whether you like the band’s music or not, Auto Reconnaissance may take some time to get into, but you will be rewarded with an impressive album.

Magenta – Masters Of Illusion

I would love to think that six masters in the horror genre, would be thrilled to have this album dedicated to them.

IZZ – Half Life

IZZ have kept their trains chugging for more adventures that await us beyond the horizon.

Soft Machine – Live at the Baked Potato

If you’re very new to the Soft Machine’s music, Live at the Baked Potato is perhaps a great introduction to get you into the band’s work.

Kansas – The Absence of Presence

For me, Kansas aren’t just a band, but a family as well… The train for them will never, ever stop.

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