Five Years at Sonic Cathedral – A Retrospective, Part 3: Artists #10 through #6

Finally getting around to the next part of my retrospective! We’re halfway through the countdown of my 20 favorite artists that I’ve covered at Sonic Cathedral over the past 5 years. If you’ve missed the first two installments, now’s a great time to catch up:

Part 1: Artists #20 through #16

Part 2: Artists #15 through #11

Which means that today I’ll reveal the first half of my top 10. 😉 And remember that you can catch the daily version of the countdown at my official Facebook page.

Continue reading

New Review at Suite101.com: Stream of Passion’s “Darker Days”!

Hello!

I know it’s been a while.  But, 2011 has been a very busy year for me – mostly in good ways.  Now that things have calmed down, updating this site and keeping you more up to date with my work is one of my priorities.  Soon I’ll post about my articles I’ve written for Sonic Cathedral since the spring. But right now, I have exciting news: In addition to Sonic Cathedral, I’m now a writer for the website Suite101.com! And my first review there was published today! 🙂

So today, it’s time to learn more about the Dutch/Mexican band Stream of Passion and their new album, “Darker Days.”

Stream of Passion’s third album, Darker Days, sees the return of some old elements and an introduction to change for this Dutch sextet. Both areas have one thing in common: la musica latina. Yes, Marcela Bovio’s Spanish lyrics are back! Meanwhile, the band has incorporated some Latino music styles into SoP’s sensual, dynamic brand of symphonic metal. But, is the album truly bellisima – or does it fall short of this high standard?

Click here to read my review of Darker Days.