Boss Keloid – Family The Smiling Thrush Review

Do you ever get frustrated at yourself for not enjoying something? Especially if that thing has all the markings of something you should like? Like say you finally watch that movie all your friends have been recommending and it does nothing for you. Or maybe that TV show that, despite being mentioned in the same … Continue reading Boss Keloid – Family The Smiling Thrush Review

Egor Lappo – Trancevoicer Review

Overall, I’m floored by Trancevoicer. This album perfectly blends the grandiose eccentricities of prog with the concise and pointed songwriting of pop. If you love prog, you’re not gonna want to miss this album. If you hate prog, you’ll probably like this album even more! Trancevoicer is definitely a crowd pleaser, yet it still maintains the integrity, originality, and quality any music nerd seeks in a new album.

Single Premiere: “The Mask of Kindness” by Egor Lappo

I'm gonna have to set up a Burnt Coffee Hall of Fame or something, because Egor Lappo is the first artist to appear on our site three times! After this premiere, he will have appeared on the site once for each year we've been active. This time is a little different, but I'll explain that … Continue reading Single Premiere: “The Mask of Kindness” by Egor Lappo

Jason Bieler and the Baron von Bielski Orchestra – Songs For The Apocalypse Review

Normally I start these reviews off with some witty paragraph before introducing the album in question. However, when going through the promo materials for this one, I was struck by a quote from the artist himself that does this new album far more justice than I ever could. When asked about the new record Songs … Continue reading Jason Bieler and the Baron von Bielski Orchestra – Songs For The Apocalypse Review

Single Premiere: “Constable” by Conduit

Today is a day of firsts! Not only is this Burnt Coffee Reviews' first premiere, but this single also comes to us from Sleeping Village Records' first entry in a series of 2-track split releases. Here at Burnt Coffee Inc. we are happy to serve up the second track from that split: "Constable" by Conduit. … Continue reading Single Premiere: “Constable” by Conduit

The Espresso: Waxing Crescent

The Espresso: a quick review of Waxing Crescent's new single "Theogony" https://youtu.be/AjAPTMm-yRU Ok I'll admit, I'm pretty late on this one. I think another *waxing crescent* phase passed between when I was supposed to post this review and now. If you weren't already clued in by the review title or that bad joke, this latest … Continue reading The Espresso: Waxing Crescent

Egor Lappo – Make the Sun Shine More EP Review

If you've been following us since we first established Burnt Coffee Inc. about a year ago, you may already be familiar with the name Egor Lappo. The man's release schedule is incredibly consistent. His debut album Way Without Light came out in July 2018, followed by his second album Azimuth (which we reviewed) in August … Continue reading Egor Lappo – Make the Sun Shine More EP Review

Neck of the Woods – The Annex of Ire Review

"Progressive metal" can be a loaded term. On one end, you could be in for some engaging, envelope-pushing music. On the other, you'd be hearing dudes with gauged ears ripping off Meshuggah and Tesseract. While I can't speak to the state of Vancouver band Neck of the Woods' ear piercings, I can say their new … Continue reading Neck of the Woods – The Annex of Ire Review