• Patrick Saad’s Top Release of September 2011

  • Primus – Green Naugahyde

Recommended: Tragedy’s A’ Comin’ and Hennepin Crawler.


8 years after their last EP release in 2003, Primus are back with their 17th studio album to date. Green Naugahyde will sound familiar fans of Les Claypool’s projects as the composing style and mood are tagged with Experimental Funk Rock, with the addition of percussion, effects and instruments. The album can be streamed on South Park’s Facebook page!

For fans of: Les Claypool.

  • Amer Alameddine’s Top Release of September 2011

  • Opeth – Heritage

Recommended: The Lines in My Hand and The Devil’s Orchard.

Heritage marks Opeth’s 10th studio release, and it’s surely an album that will leave their fans shocked. It sounds almost nothing like their older albums; it’s a mix of progressive rock, folk, and even jazz in some parts. However, it has the band’s signature dark sound that their fans have become familiar with. Surely, it’s one of their most unique albums so far and it will definitely leave fans curious regarding the band’s current musical direction.

For fans of: King Crimson, Yes, and Rush.

  • Rami Rouhana’s Top Releases of September 2011

  • Pain of Salvation – Road Salt Two

Recommended: 1979 and The Physics of Gridlock.

Ever since Pain of Salvation took a new direction with the duo albums Road Salt One and Road Salt Two announced in 2009, bands like Opeth and Dream Theater revealed that they would be taking a similar direction. Road Salt Two was a totally different album comparing to what Pain of Salvation did before and Linoleum [EPpaved the road to that direction. Road Salt Two is even better reviewed then its predecessor placing both albums in both the top releases of 2010 and 2011.

For fans of: Gentle Giant and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

  • Myrath – Tales of the Sand

Recommended: Braving the Seas and Beyond the Stars.


Since the album “Hope”, Myrath caught the attention of the international Prog Metal scene. When their second album “Desert Call” came out, everyone was fascinated by the level of music and the big step forward.

“Tales of the Sand” is another great album by Myrath, which is further defining the band’s style and oriental sound.

For fans of: Symphony X and Orphaned Land.

  • Alan Azar – The Cosmologist

Recommended: A Glipmse of Reality and Sea of Tranquility.

Alan Azar is a very talented musician with a talented band and group, producing music of great quality and showing talent in all aspects of the music industry.

Good recording, good mixing and a beautiful end result.

“The Cosmologist” blends Rock with virtuoso style and Progressive music.

For fans of: Symphony X and Joe Satriani.