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Winooski, Vermont

Sarah's last content update – Sept. 18, 2014, 1:28 p.m.

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The Tangent - Le Sacre du Travail album cover

The Tangent

Le Sacre du Travail, 2013

7.0 / 10

If there's anyone who can make the mundane interesting, it'd have to be progressive rockers The Tangent. As evidence, I cite their newest album, Le Sacre du Travail (The Rite of Work), ...

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Crypts of Dissimulation , 2013

6.0 / 10

Indian quintet Fragark have one of the bossest names for a death metal band ever. (Cheat sheet: it comes from the name of the sword wielded by Irish sea deity ...

Ulcerate - Vermis album cover


Vermis, 2013

8.5 / 10

Ulcerate are one of the few bands that can honestly claim to have invented a genre. (Well, a subgenre at any rate.) Blending equal parts atmospheric sludge and technical death ...

A Storm of Light - Nations To Flames album cover

A Storm of Light

Nations To Flames, 2013

8.0 / 10

A band reinventing itself is not an uncommon occurrence, but a successful reinvention is, and the more drastic the shift, the less likely it is to succeed. There are some ...

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True Widow

One Question Interviews True Widow

Posted Sept. 18, 2014, 1:28 p.m.

Dan (True Widow) SPB: Are genre labels important to assign to music?  Dan: I don't think genre labels are important. I do think they are helpful. When I get ...

The National Lights

Interviews The National Lights

Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 1:55 p.m.

Way back in the far gone year of 2005, Jacob Berns and Chris Kiehne got together to record a small set of songs that, beyond their folksy, love story exterior ...

From Oceans to Autumn

One Question Interviews From Oceans to Autumn

Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 9:37 p.m.

Brandon Helms, guitar (From Oceans to Autumn) SPB: Whose idea was it to make an album based on Pareto analysis? Helms: Pareto Analysis was our guitarist Brandon's idea. It ...


One Question Interviews Lesbian

Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 9:09 p.m.

Lesbian SPB: Is your band name in reference to the sexual orientation, the Greek island, any of the three ships that bore the name SS Lesbian, or the mason rule ...

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Sarah's most recent news stories
Dream Theater reveal cover art, tracklisting of new album

Records Dream Theater reveal cover art, tracklisting of new album

Posted July 9, 2013, 11:19 a.m.

American prog metal band Dream Theater have revealed some delightfully pretentious details of their upcopming eponymous release. In addition to the minimalist cover art, the band has revealed the tracklisting ...

The tracklisting for Dream Theater is:
1. FALSE AWAKENING SUITEa. Sleep Paralysisb. Night Terrorsc. Lucid Dream2. THE ENEMY INSIDE3. THE LOOKING GLASS4. ENIGMA MACHINE5. THE BIGGER PICTURE6. BEHIND THE VEIL7. SURRENDER TO REASON8. ALONG FOR THE RIDE9. ILLUMINATION THEORYa. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noireb. Live, Die, Killc. The Embracing Circled. The Pursuit of Truthe. Surrender, Trust & Passion

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Karnviool announce details of third album; release music video

Records Karnviool announce details of third album; release music video

Posted June 14, 2013, 10:35 a.m.

Australian prog rockers Karnivool have just released a whole mess of details on their upcoming album. Asymmetry will have fourteen tracks spread over 67 minutes, and will be released on ...

The tracklisting for Asymmetry will be:

We Are
The Refusal
Sky Machine
The Last Few

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Dream Theater announce new record

Records Dream Theater announce new record

Posted June 6, 2013, 11:32 a.m.

Roadrunner has announced the newest studio album from American progressive metal band Dream Theater. The eponymously titled Dream Theater, the band's twelfth studio album, will be released on 24 ...

MP3s Karnviool release new song

Posted May 20, 2013, 3:28 p.m.

Australian progressive rock band Karnivool have released a new track, "The Refusal", their first piece of fresh material in four years. You can listen to it over at Metal Injection ...

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Sarah's most recent blogposts

The Progressive Music Awards II: Futile Sequence

Posted Sept. 2, 2013, 4:11 p.m. by Sarah

It's that time once again! The fabled Progressive Music Awards are tomorrow night, and I've spent the last few weeks getting myself familiar with the best of the best in ...

Sarah Deconstructs the Progressive Music Awards Nominees

Posted July 4, 2012, 9:39 a.m. by Sarah

Well, it's high time that progressive music got a good, high-ish-profile awards show, and now, thanks to Prog Magazine, we have one. The bad news is that it stlil shows ...

Rock on the Cowbell Slowly

Posted April 14, 2012, 12:27 p.m. by Sarah

There are a few cultural constants we all come to understand depending on where we come from, and growing up in Vermont is no exception. Amongst other things, many develop ...

Catholic Dating Sites

Posted Feb. 17, 2012, 10:45 a.m. by Sarah

I know we don't usually review websites here at Scene Point Blank, but we just couldn't help ourselves after our editor in chief Loren received the following request: Hi,I'm Pheiné, ...

Sarah's bio

I listen to music. Sometimes, I get opinions. These are those opinions.

Sarah's favorite bands

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Meshuggah, Cloudkicker, Steve Reich, Isis, maudlin of the Well, Rush, Gojira, Boris, Battles, Opeth, Devin Townsend, and too many more to list.

Sarah's personal URL!/EskayMatthews

Sarah's SPB contributions

220 reviews 12 features 67 news posts 5 blogposts
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