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

Arjen Lucassen’s Supersonic Revolution – Golden Age of Music

For his next chapter, he brings in the big guns and raises hell like there’s no tomorrow with his band of brothers.

Esben and the Witch – Hold Sacred

They have proven themselves to bring their stories to life in unbelievable results that’ll keep you replaying this album, more and more to see what you’re missing.

Lars Fredrik Frøislie – Fire Fortellinger

One hell of a debut that Frøislie has unleashed.

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – Behind The Curtain: Live at ProgStock

All in all, the live recording at ProgStock makes it worth the demand to imagine yourself being at that venue, supporting Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius as they bring real good music to our very own living rooms.

Francis Monkman 1949-2023

When you look back at his career, you can tell that Francis himself was always one step ahead to take on the next big thing.

Echoes of the Past: Renaissance – Azure d’Or (Expanded Edition)

It’s time to give this album another chance, and understand why it was so far ahead of its time.

Gentle Giant – Interview (Steven Wilson Remix)

It brings together the wonders, the beauty, the surreal, the cynical, and the amazement that Interview has brought to the kitchen table.

Seven Impale – Summit

Summit is as brutal, intense, and right down to the bone the moment the sextet bringing in the heavy fire to their music.

Hazel Mills – The Embrace (EP)

The Embrace is Hazel’s chance to spread her wings and fly. She has proven herself by coming forward to bring her songs to life. And we have witnessed the entire structure by giving her, a big stamp of approval.

Enslaved – Heimdal

It’s quite clear that Heimdal will be talked about in the years to come.

Echoes of the Past: Brian Davison’s Every Which Way – Brian Davison’s Every Which Way

…’s time to give Every Which Way, the proper recognition it deserves, and the amount of respect for Brian’s legacy that Esoteric has unleashed three years ago during those tricky times when the world shut down due to the pandemic.

Howlin’ Sun – Maxime

They brought in enough kegs of beer to last them throughout the night with the attitude that’s needed, top to bottom.

Steve Hillage – LA Forum 31.1.77

Prepare yourselves to embark on a magical trip to the Forum and witness the Hurdy Gurdy Man, bringing the beauty, the vision, the sights, and the sounds that’ll be talked about in the years to come.

Jason Blake – Subsequent Ruins

Track by track, Subsequent Ruins is as top notch as its crystal ball, revealing the tragic consequences that Blake envisions. And where will he go next? We may never know.

Iron Jinn – Iron Jinn

Their sole self-titled debut is like an alternate soundtrack of Kathleen Byron’s volcanic performance as the unstable Sister Ruth in the 1947 classic, Black Narcissus.

WIZRD – Seasons

Crazy work-outs and having one killing composition after another, Seasons is one of those albums that’ll get your fist pumping.

Kanaan – Downpour

Downpour will never disappoint you. The trio have brought enough energon cubes to fill up the massive amounts of power they need to embark on another maddening trip beyond our solar system that’s out of this world.

Echoes of the Past: John McLaughlin, John Surman, Karl Berger, Stu Martin, and Dave Holland – Where Fortune Smiles

While the album was released in 1971, it remains one of the true unsung gems in the history of free-jazz.

Unquiet Music Ltd – MEMEmusic

MEMEmusic may not be everyone’s cup of tea per se, but it’s quite the ride that each one of the team mates played a part to bring these themes to life as an oeuvre from start to finish.

Soft Ffog – Soft Ffog

Soft Ffog’s debut album is a treasure trove, the best of the best, and the cream of the crop. It shows how much the quartet brought everything together in a giant circle. And it just got even bigger.

Jeff Greinke – Noctilucent

Noctilucent is the album that will stay with you, for a very, long time.

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