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Comment by O666 2 days ago
Condition Red - Illusion of Truth 2016
Catchy Album! One of the best of 2016 till now ! Unexpected for me. Before I listen to this album , I search about them and I found their page in P.A as a "Progressive Metal" band.
IMO this album is not Progressive Metal . I can't find even 1 Prog Metal element or ... in their music in this album. I faced to variety of styles that played perfectly in their music. 9/10 rate in my opinion. Good music for many of Prog fans with different tastes . Try it!
Comment by O666 14 days ago
Musique Noise - Dans Le Temps Qui S'etire... 2016
Comment by O666 17 days ago
Blue Mammoth - Stories of a King 2016
Neo-Prog Rock music based on Symphonic Prog Elements. Vocal's style (Similar to Genesis: both Phil and Peter) with this kind of instrumental parts , Remind me bands like : The Watch , 5 bridges , Agents of Mercy and ...
I like this sub-genre of Progressive Rock music and I think Symphonic and Neo Prog fans like this album too. 8.5/10 rate IMO.
Comment by O666 20 days ago
Mice on Stilts - Hope For A Mourning 2016
Comment by O666 23 days ago
Preacher - Aftermath 2016
Another lovely album from "Pink Floyd" similar band "Preacher". I love their music and they are one of my fav bands in this genre. Floyd's musical elements are very clear in their music and they didn't and don't try to hide it. Preacher is not a clone or copy band, They are a innovative band and they have their own accent in Progressive Rock scene. 8/10 rate IMO. Highly recommend to Floyd fans.
Comment by O666 28 days ago
Fractal Mirror - Slow Burn 1 2016
Comment by O666 one month ago
Southern Empire - Southern Empire 2016
Lovely album for me! Crossing over Symphonic , Neo and Heavy prog music. Technical musicians play many Classic Progressive Rock elements with modern instruments sounding. Its remind me Spock's Beard , Flower Kings and this kind of Great bands music. 8.5/10 rate in my opinion. Fit for Classic Progressive Rock huge fans taste.
Kristoffer Gildenlöw - The Rain 2016
The second Album of Ex-Pain of Salvation , Kristoff Gildenlow is a very good album IMO. Mellow Emotional Crossover Prog Rock music from one of the best Prog METAL band's member! I never heard even one song like this in Pain of Salvation songs and this make me wonder so much.
His music is very similar to Anathema and Antimatter (post 2000 albums) specially Style of composing and arrangement and style of Vocals (Male and Female vocals). 8/10 rate IMO.
The Syn - Trustworks 2016
I can't understand why they suggested in PA's Psych Chart?! Their music is very close to Xover or Prog Related and so far from Psych!!!
IMO I prefer Crossover Prog for them. I found many pretty good Prog Rock elements in their music. Voice and style of their vocal is very similar to Jon Anderson but their music remind me E.L.O and Super Tramp music (IMHO). I had some "Enjoyable" times with their music.
The Shiver - Walpurgis 1969
Look at the weird art upon the sleeve at first, and keep an ear upon the psychedelic Krautrock prototype next. This stuff can be called as one of psychedelic progressive / Krautrock legends from Switzerland, veiled in a renowned artistic sleeve drawn by H. R. Giger. Basically non-colourful heavy bluesy rock tinged with dark stoner vibes they launched, but some innovative progressive essence can be heard via such a blues rock authenticity. The beginning shot "Repent Walpurgis" is awesome indeed. Exactly dark Kraut-ish flavour filled with deep, heavy exaggerate drumming and guitar voltage drives us of surrealism. Psychedelic watery keyboard sound surface is very atmospheric but at the same time very theatrical. Drenched in Satanic majesty like the sleeve painting, this masterpiece enough explains all of their album world, we can mention. Anyway "Hey Mr. Holy Man" features "Dies Irae" of Gregorian Chant ... I've listened to another Krautrock version of "Dies Irae" by SHANNONDOA, that sounds drier and cooler. "Hey Mr. ... -> show full review
Headspace - All that you fear is gone 2016
Mad Fellaz - II 2016
Great Italian "Eclectic" Progressive Rock band. Their last album "II" impressed me so much. Great Instrumental parts , Technical instrument playing , Balanced Female Vocal , Creative moments and Great Arrangement , make a "Complete" and "Pure" Progressive music album. 9/10 rate IMO.
Argus - Tell Me 2016
Progressive Rock band From Netherlands. Symphonic Prog elements that mixed with "Blues-Hard" Rock Guitar riffs and solos are their musical clear elements. Retro sounding and Nostalgic atmosphere of this album , catch me from start to end of this album. Great album for 70's Progressive Rock music huge fans. 8/10 rate in my opinion.
Akt - II 2016
After 5 years AKT release their third album. Honestly I like this Italian band and I waiting Hard! for their new album. They are a "Real Eclectic Progressive Rock" band. Their music have many of Progressive Rock elements and very technical. They remind me King Crimson music that mix with Genesis!!! One of a few bands that use Improvisation parts in their music and this impress me so much. Highly Recommend to Eclectic ,RPI and Symphonic prog fans. 9/10 rate IMO.
Mindgames - Paradox of Choice 2015
M!ndgames released their fourth Album after 5 years. The longest distance between their albums from their first album till now. And their second change in their line up happened in this album. The "Important" change in my opinion. Their former guitarist "Rudy Vander Vaken" left the band and replaced by "Sandro Sarita". Now they enter to new era of their career. I (as a fan of them) was very eagered to listen their new album after 5 years and after this important change in their line up. Finally their new Album released : " Paradox of Choice".
Their prev album "MMX" was successful for them and now they search for their "Own Place" in Progressive Rock scene.�
Let me preview songs of "Paradox of Choice". Album start with 20sec narration as "Prologue". This show direction of lyrics of album.
" The Whistle-Blower" designed for introducing their new member "Sndro Sarita" as their new guitarist. Sounding of Electric Guitar , semi-improvise solo , Dynamic bass line and keyboard sounding helped to guitar to listened better. You can't find similar song in this album. Note to Keyboard's sounds from Start to End. Using and adding fair Sounds to Prepare good space for Guitar solo.�
"The Age of Plenty" is the Longest track of album start with heavy Guitar-Key riff (very similar to SAGA band riffs) and dynamic bass playing with good vocal. Keyboard sounding completely different to Prev song. You can hear Melotrone sound in this song clearly. This song have many of "Epic Song Elements" like : Changing tempo of song in many times, Guitar solo playing in middle of song , Changing music directions and back to start riff of song and ... . I like this "Back to Start" so much (like "The Student Prince" song from Comedy of Error's Disobey album) . BUT they didn't successful to make a "Solid ... -> show full review
Comment by O666 4 months ago
Comment by O666 4 months ago
Holy Lamb - Gyrosophy 2015
Innovative Symphonic Prog band from latvia. they took great sympho part from some of genre Giants and mixed these parts to make their own music. If you are a Symphonic Prog / Neo Prog fan , don't wait to listen to this album. Great combination of Organ,Piano and guitar in instrumental parts. Catchy music from start to end.
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