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

Clint Bahr – Puzzlebox

MoonJune scores another home run with Bahr’s Puzzlebox coming to life. And it is an enormous stick of dynamite that is ready to explode!

Mahogany Frog – Faust

If you want to talk about film scores, then this mo-fo will knock yo’ big-ass out of your chair like there’s no tomorrow!

Art Griffin’s Sound Chaser – The Seven Ages of Starlight

Griffin and his teammates have cooked up some strange experiments inside their own laboratory. And this here, is a real corker that you are about to embark on.

Ben Craven – Monsters from the Id

Monsters from the Id is Ben’s imaginative sci-fi opera that has been brought to life on the big screen in IMAX form.

Brigitte Bardini – Stellar Lights

Bardini herself has brought a lot of massive ideas to the kitchen table. These songs are like various story structures that she has written. And those visual imageries that are on Stellar Lights, are an out-of-this-world presentation.

Gentle Giant – Civilian

Civilian, say what you want about it, it is a perfect send-off that Gentle Giant unleashed. And this reissue here, as I’ve mentioned before, is the proper chapter closing that it finally deserves.

Ms Amy Birks – In Our Souls

It may not be an easy listening album to listen to, but she has proven herself that the subject matters of abuse definitely needs to be discussed. While the issue can be very difficult to tackle, Birks brings it all there like no other.

Major Parkinson – A Night at the Library

So if you want to ask yourself, which Major Parkinson album should I begin with, it would be their performance at the Bergen Public Library to get you going. Believe me, once you join the crew, it is a ride you will never forget.

Pure Reason Revolution – Above Cirrus

…a late night drive filled with attitude, fear, and beauty…a powerful structure detailing the cinematic trilogy that we badly needed and give the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the big, giant middle finger it deserves!

Stick Men – Tentacles

Once you get into the back seat of Stick Men’s updated ’59 Corvette, its one helluva ride….a challenging EP Stick Men has brought to the kitchen table this year.

Anvil – Impact Is Imminent

As powerful as it is, Impact Is Imminent brings Anvil to the forefront with speed, anger, attitude, and a punch to the stomach like there’s no tomorrow. No matter what the band went through, they always have a blast with one another. And Anvil, they still have that mighty touch inside their hearts.

Bill Bruford – Making A Song and Dance: A Complete Career Collection

It’s like going through a massive scrapbook that you found the attic and reflecting the memories you had that were very good. And for Bill, this set is an excellent recommendation to see what you’re missing. Because if you think of his time with Yes and King Crimson, you’re in the ride of your life.

OU – One

OU are proving listeners that prog is more than just a four letter word. And they’re the band to be on the look-out for in the years to come throughout the roaring ‘20s.

Von Hertzen Brothers – Red Alert in the Blue Forest

Red Alert is the album that we need to lift out spirits up. And for the Von Hertzen Brothers, their mission is finally completed until the next one. So be prepared to embark on this roller-coaster ride that’s waiting for you.

Amorphis – Halo

A real corker that the band have opened the champagne bottle to give 2022 a massive hardcore punch.

Fozzy – Boombox

….a crunchy, powerful, and explosive release that the mad scientists have unleashed.

Alice Austin – Goodnight Euphoria

It took me awhile to get into her music, but it has suddenly grown on me for many, many listens to appreciate what she’s brought to the kitchen table. And Goodnight Euphoria is a dish well served.

Sylvaine – Nova

Nova is Sylvaine’s gem. The sparking diamond in the rough is glowing brighter than ever. It is heavier, emotional, and nastier than ever! Yet it is a promising release, and an awakening that Kathrine has unleashed.

Echoes of the Past – Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come – Eternal Messenger: An Anthology 1970-1973

If you interested to be a part of the Eternal Messenger’s rocket ship, be prepared to explore the sound, vision, and out of this world craziness from Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come.

Alunah – Strange Machine

Strange Machine is a top food chain release that Heavy Psych Sounds has unleashed.

Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra – The Unfolding

It may take time to get into, But Hannah Peel has put together this amazing exhibition to get your attention to witness, hear, and see this beautiful painting come to life.

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