Review of Oh.’s “Metallia” by Kev Rowland on Progarchives
by on September 16, 2018 in Metallia reviews

Kev Rowland, special collaborator on the Cross-over prog team on Progarchives, has written a wonderful review on Progarchives.com about “Metallia“.

Kev is one of the most prolific reviewers with an incredible 1227 written reviews. What dedication, strength of spirit and love he must have to have supported so many bands who are not covered by mainstream press in the progressive underground.

I especially like his analogy to the ‘washing machine’ where he says:

“Time signatures change, bombastic elements come in and out, and it really feels like the listener is being swept along in a maelstrom, or being put inside a washing machine when it is at full pelt.”

Read all his reviews and this review of Metallia on Progarchives

Kev RowlandKev Rowland

From 1990 – 2006 he ran over 80 editons of Feedback fanzine in the UK, writing about bands that were never covered in the mainstream press, many of whom were in the progressive underground. He wrote the newsletter for Freewill, got gigs for Credo and wrote the introduction to Galahad’s OCMDII compilation. He contributes to the French progzine Acid Dragon, and also wrote for the infamous Rock ‘n’ Reel, as well as the Ghostland website.

He is writing a book of all of his progressive reviews from Feedback to be published in three volumes by Gonzo Media.

All his reviews appear in the hard copy UK fanzine Amplified (still going after 30 years), and are also submitted to the weekly e-magazine Gonzo, as well as on the website for Firebrand radio – Framemusic.

For the Scrapbook

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Olivia Hadjiioannou, Ολίβια Χατζηιωάννου, Oh., Press photos, Official Photos, Music, News, Greece, metal, RockMulti-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.

The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK

The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.

CD Metallia - Oh. aka Olivia Hadjiioannou

“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.

This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.

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