The Custodian Exclusive Album Stream: Necessary Wasted Time

Necessary Wasted Time

The odd thing about me…well, there’s a lot of odd things about me, but the thing I find most odd about myself is my loves of black metal and progressive rock.

Those may be my two favorite genres of music — extreme evil and experimental riffing. Makes sense, in a way, though — I was raised on Camel, Yes, and Pink Floyd, along with Sabbath and Zeppelin.

Today, we’re streaming a record that is truly progressive. This isn’t metal, folks. So ignorant dudes who only like deathcore need not apply. In fact, go read Lambgoat instead.

Today’s stream comes from The Custodian, which is lead by British musician Richard Thomson — better known as the vocalist of progressive metal group Xerath

One of the U.K.’s newest and most exciting progressive rock acts, The Custodian formed late last year, and at the end of this post, you’ll hear their fantastic debut album, Necessary Wasted Time.

The disc will be released tomorrow through The Lasers Edge.
The project was initially started in a bedroom in Warwickshire and has now, after several years of lying dormant due to other commitments, become a fully fledged band ready to leave its imprint on the prog rock world.
“I love so many types of music, it was impossible for me not to start something completely different from my other band,” Thomson said. “I have a particular affection for progressive music from the 70s and wanted to create something in that vain, and hopefully, something new and exciting!”

And boy, was he successful.
The following album was recorded by the band in their home studio, and mixed by Danish producer Jacob Hansen and mastered by Bob Katz.

If you wanna just smoke a fatty, sit back, relax, and listen to some chill progressive sounds, please…listen to some of the following tunes. Hell, listen to them all.

I dig it. Do you?

The Man Out Of Time

Stop Talking

Other People’s Lives


Things We Tell Ourselves


The Sun Is God

Necessary Wasted Time

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