Vajra offers something unique for fans of melodic prog rock.
The Birthday Massacre offer another spooky synth collection just in time for Halloween.
This column focuses on female-fronted rock releases, with a touch of prog and goth.
The latest from Italy's Lacuna Coil is an early contender for the best of 2012.
Not their best, but a direction change that fits the band, if not my tastes.