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Review by PowerWyrm 9 hours ago <Permalink>
Ulver - Scary Muzak 2021
9.0
Prog Post Rock/Wave
A review of John Carpenter's "Halloween" movie soundtrack at Ulver's sauce.
Review by Mike 2 days ago <Permalink>
Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary 2016
8.8
Heavy Prog Metal
A really great album which I keep returning to consistently. Great songwriting, really memorable tunes, interesting twists and turns.
Review by PowerWyrm 6 days ago <Permalink>
Mono - Pilgrimage of the Soul 2021
9.6
Prog Post Metal
Another gorgeous album... this band never disappoints.
Review by Mike 13 days ago <Permalink>
The Night Flight Orchestra - Aeromantic 2020
8.8
Retro Non-Prog Album Oriented Rock
I think they really nailed it on this one. The perfect melodic "AOR" album, so uplifting, stellar vocal performance, tasty keyboards that bring a distinct 80s vibe (but not too much).
Review by Mike 18 days ago <Permalink>
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 2006
9.0
Eclectic Prog Rock/Independent
Awesome. Hard to describe what sets this apart from other prog concept albums. Aside from the flawless musicianship, the eclectic instrumentation and all the other trimmings you would expect, I guess for me it is the really sinister humor. If you are the type of listener who will pay attention to the lyrics, proceed with caution, and take them with a grain of (sea) salt.
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
Black Midi - Hellfire 2022
8.9
Prog Rock in Opposition
Wow! Very nice, and a pleasant surprise after I had read a couple of reviews. This piece of rock is pretty much in opposition, and not for the faint of heart in terms of dissonance and roller-coaster-like changes in style and mood in rapid succession. But I'm buying the package, and I especially like the entire flow of the album, and appreciate the odd harmonic parts here and there that provide a nice and necessary contrast to the otherwise relentless onslaught.
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
Kaprekar's Constant - The Murder Wall 2022
8.5
Prog Rock
Calm, gentle, symphonic ... somehow the whole album feels like a comfy chair, if that makes sense. Very harmonic and always cleverly shifting gears. Excellent vocals. Will be put on repeat ...
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
Megadeth - Rust in Peace 1990
9.8
Technical Prog-Related Thrash Metal
The unofficial best Thrash album of all time. What else is there to say? Stunning musicianship, brilliant songs, relentless pace.
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
The Tangent - Songs From The Hard Shoulder 2022
8.8
Prog Rock
Awesome! The album really has this sort of "tangential flow" going, meandering from theme to theme, but without getting repetetive or boring. Well done!
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
Farpoint - The Journey 2022
6.0
Prog Rock
A decent effort! But then again I found nothing that stands out, and the songwriting is quite predictable. The band needs to find their niche and then try to fill it more boldly.
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
Pure Reason Revolution - Above Cirrus 2022
9.0
Prog Metal
This flows nicely! Quite captivating, really tasty composition and an eclectic mix of moods.
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
Porcupine Tree - CLOSURE / CONTINUATION 2022
9.2
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
A brilliant return! It is difficult to come out of a 10+ years hiatus. I really like that Steven chose to look forward, and the result sounds pretty unique. Reminiscent of old PT at times (e.g. Herd Culling harkens back to In Absentia days), but more often refreshingly aggressive and harsh, departing from the somber melancholy that had (threatened to) become a trademark.
Review by DamoXt7942 6 months ago <Permalink>
Petyr - Smolyk 2018
8.5
Psychedelic Stoner Prog-Related Hard Rock
Another incredible authentic stoner rock full of deep, heavy psychedelic aspects.

A California-oriented unit PETYR were founded as a stoner rock quartet by a professional skateboarder Riley HAWK. The second album "Smolyk" was released on April 30, 2018, following their first eponymous one, via Outer Battery Records. We can find their strong dignified positive intention massively inspired by stoner rock pioneers like Kyuss or Sleep, heavy rock vanguards like Black Sabbath, or psychedelic masters like Flower Travellin Band. Exactly we can say Heaven gives Riley two talents, skating and rocking. Through the whole creation, the magnificent hollowing-out sound gravity by the rhythm section - the bassist Luke DEVIGNY and the drummer Nick McDONNELL - should shape and determine their serious stoner appearance. Of course we must not avoid such a sarcastically hallucinogenic dissonance created with twin guitars by Riley and Holland REDD.

The crazy propagating combination mentioned above explodes from the very beginning of the titled masterpiece "Smolyk". Fantastically violent sound explosions cling to our heart and never let go. Such an energetic distortion in "Part 1" launched by four strengthened instruments is also addictive. In "Part 2" repetitive passion plays and loose, relaxing vocals ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 12 months ago <Permalink>
AL_X - Low Clouds 2020
7.0
Prog-Related Post Electronic
Greatly distorted but smooth attacks for my ears. AL_X aka Alex DUNFORD's solo project has launched dissonant atmospheric ambience for about a decade. This album "Low Clouds" was released as his third full-length creation in 2020 via a post-rock / ambient label Fluttery Records. This album gives us an opportunity to touch and enjoy his sensitive but magnificent fantasy. A bit thin rock-like texture is in his opus but we can enter his different-dimensional soundscape without any resistance.

Around him is something critical, just like the third track "Onwards", but no hoax-y conspicuous vibe cannot be heard all over. Every single phrase is simple, sticky, and hallucinogenic, but the collective of such repetitive moments produces comfort and pleasure. On the other hand, the complicated melodic structures created by his electric piano in "The Wait" sound delightful, beautiful but slightly tragic. The titled track possesses a well-matured, well-balanced combination of melodic dissections and pessimistic movements, as if we would watch him leading a lonely life. Anyway we can touch another pop / catchy potential of Alex in the following "Leaving The World Behind". This is the moment to find his colourful appearances amongst sincereness, seriousness, delicacy, and distortion.

As mentioned above, not enough rock-ish but pretty enchanting one, I'm sure.
Comment by sabbacc108 2 years ago
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood 1985
8.5
Prog
The second side isn't quite as strong as the first, but this is otherwise up there with the band's debut.
Comment by sabbacc108 2 years ago
Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear 1983
9.0
Prog
Strong first outing from these neo-proggers. The title track is a masterpiece.
Comment by sabbacc108 2 years ago
Marillion - Clutching At Straws 1987
8.0
Not as adventurous as their previous LPs, but worth a serious listen.
Comment by sabbacc108 2 years ago
The Ophelias - Green Girl 2019, Live
7.0
Rock
Compilation of live cassette recordings. Includes excellent version of "Nocturnal Blond"
Comment by sabbacc108 2 years ago
The Ophelias - O LIST! 2018, Live
7.2
Rock
A grab-bag of radio appearances, soundboard recordings, and audience tapes, this album includes a lot of good material, but will likely prove inscrutable to those not already familiar with the band.
Comment by sabbacc108 2 years ago
The Ophelias - Thus Spake Psilocybin 2021, Live
6.0
Prog-Related Rock
Compiled from various cassette sources, this album is a treat for fans, but likely inscrutable to anyone else.
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Crazy Swedes - Crazy Swedes 2022
 6 hours ago
rushfan4
8.8
Instrumental Prog Fusion
Ulver - Scary Muzak 2021
 9 hours ago
PowerWyrm
9.0
Prog Post Rock/Wave
Weezer - SZNZ: Autumn 2022
 14 hours ago
Mike
7.5
Prog-Related Rock
Petyr - Smolyk 2018
 6 months ago
DamoXt7942
8.5
Psychedelic Stoner Prog-Related Hard Rock
Triton Devs - Stay Alive 2021
 2 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Prog Hard Rock/Metal
Electric Mud - Quiet Days On Earth 2020
 3 years ago
Samurai
9.0
Prog Rock
Aquacadia - Into Atalantia 2019
 3 years ago
Hydrazine
8.8
Eclectic Prog Hard Rock
Entombed - Left Hand Path 1990
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.6
Nordic Heavy Non-Prog Death Metal
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King 1969
 3 years ago
lazland
9.7
Eclectic Prog Rock
Métronhomme - 4 2019
 3 years ago
metronhomme
9.5
Italian Instrumental Experimental Prog Rock/Independent
OH.Listen - Metallia 2018, EP
 5 years ago
Basil
9.5
Symphonic Experimental Prog Post Metal
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The Tangent - Songs From The Hard Shoulder
 #1

9.1 x3
Eclectic Prog Rock
Big Big Train - Welcome To The Planet
 #2

9.0 x3
Symphonic Prog Metal/Rock
Kaipa - Urskog
 #3

8.9 x3
Symphonic Prog Rock
Pattern-Seeking Animals - Only Passing Through
 #4

8.9 x3
Eclectic Prog Rock
Porcupine Tree - CLOSURE / CONTINUATION
 #5

8.9 x3
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Pure Reason Revolution - Above Cirrus
 #6

8.3 x3
Prog Rock/Metal
Motorpsycho - Ancient Astronauts
 #7

8.4 x3
Eclectic Prog Post Rock/Metal
Fromuz - The Asymmetric Rules
 #8

8.2 x3
Eclectic Prog Rock
Derek Sherinian - Vortex
 #9

8.0 x3
Instrumental Prog Rock/Jazz
Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark
 #10

8.7 x2
Neo Prog Rock
Star One - Revel In Time
 #11

8.6 x2
Prog Metal
Anders Buaas - The Edinburgh Suite
 #12

8.6 x2
Instrumental Prog Rock
Kaprekar's Constant - The Murder Wall
 #13

8.6 x2
Prog Rock
The Flower Kings - By Royal Decree
 #14

8.6 x2
Symphonic Prog Rock
Bjorn Riis - Everything to Everyone
 #15

8.3 x2
Neo Prog Rock
Farpoint - The Journey
 #16

7.4 x2
Prog Rock
Bubblemath - Turf Ascension
 #17

9.4 x1
Eclectic Prog Rock/Jazz
Lady Lake - Not Far from Llyn Llydaw
 #18

9.4 x1
Prog
Ryo Okumoto - The Myth of the Mostrophus
 #19

7.7 x2
Symphonic Prog Rock