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

Fenella – The Metallic Index

This here is a story done right with Ullah, Philipson, and Weaver at top of their game.

PJEV, Kit Downes, and Hayden Chisholm – Medna Roso

The way it’s presented, it may be unsettling, but the whole movement is quite spellbinding from start to finish.

Echoes of the Past: Black Sabbath – Live Evil (Super Deluxe)

If you’re very new to Sabbath after discovering the Ozzy-era and want to embark on the Dio years, this is the one that is highly recommended.

Motorpsycho – Yay!

They let their fans know that their more than just a heavy, psychedelic band. But they proved themselves that they also have a softer side as well. It might divide a line in the sand, but that’s for another time.

Various Artists – Launch300 (Rocket Recordings Compilation)

If you’re very new to the Rocket label, this here is an incredible compilation to get you going.

Genesis – BBC Broadcasts

If you want to do a BBC box set, you might want to release the entire sessions as a massive set, not just cherry pick classics.

Echoes of the Past: Andrew Gold – The Fraternal Order of the All: Greetings from Planet Love

Throughout the passages of time, Andrew Gold’s fraternity is worth exploring.

AVKRVST – The Approbation

AVKRVST never disappointed me. All in all, there’s not a single bad track on this album.

The Fierce And The Dead – News From The Invisible World

The Fierce And The Dead have come back with even more electricity that’s running inside their veins, and getting more pumped-up to surprise fans on what to expect in the weeks to come.

Clara Engel – Sanguinaria

Sanguinaria takes you into this mysterious parallel universe of folk-like songs with a haunting passageway.

Einar Solberg – 16

16 is one of those debuts that just grabs your spine, and it’ll have you holding on for dear life.

De Forbandede – Menneske

Menneske may take a while to get into, but the way that De Forbandede have handled this bad boy, is to prove listeners on how real good music is supposed to be done from start to finish.

Alice Cooper – Killer / School’s Out (Deluxe Editions)

Believe me once you put these two albums on, you can crank it up and reflect those wonderful memories to be young again.

Neal Smith – KillSmith Goes West

For him to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Frankie Laine, it’s like a vintage scrapbook coming to life.

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.

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