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Review by Mike 2 days ago <Permalink>
The Flower Kings - By Royal Decree 2022
8.5
Symphonic Prog Rock
I was reluctant to listen to this at first, since it's such a juggernaut at 90+ minutes. But what a pleasant surprise! It was never boring, even though this is quite typically Flower Kings. They're doing everything right here, and the songwriting is quite inspired and fresh, within their stylistic framework.
Review by Mike 3 days ago <Permalink>
Devin Townsend - Lightwork 2022
9.0
Epic Prog Metal
This is really a tremendous album. "Soothing" is the adjective that I would highlight. Especially on the title track, but also elsewhere this music soothes your soul. The music is also quite eclectic and creative, but also quite unmistakably Devin. Well done!
Review by PowerWyrm 14 days ago <Permalink>
The Gathering - Beautiful Distortion 2022
9.3
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
Really gorgeous and relaxed album. Doesn't feel like the last album was ten years ago...
Review by Mike 27 days ago <Permalink>
Pymlico - Supermassive 2022
6.0
Atmospheric Prog-Related Jazz
I'm terribly sorry, these musicians are certainly very accomplished, but I find it boring.
Review by Mike 27 days ago <Permalink>
Fren - All The Pretty Days 2022
7.0
Symphonic Prog Post Rock
Decent musicianship, overall quite tasteful and certainly proggy - but also all over the place and meandering, and I kind of fail to see the point.
Review by Mike 27 days ago <Permalink>
The Mars Volta - The Mars Volta 2022
8.8
Prog-Related Post Pop
I like it! First listen, and it was really enjoyable. Much more melodic and accessible than their former selves, but the quirkiness is still there on a subliminal level. Highly recommended!
Review by PowerWyrm one month ago <Permalink>
Amorphis - Halo 2022
9.0
Extreme Metal
A bit less varied than Queen of Time, but still a solid album.
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways 2014
9.0
Epic Non-Prog Rock
A timeless masterpiece. Simply beautiful, culminating in the majestic last track about the river flowing below Manhattan.
Review by Mike 2 months ago <Permalink>
Spock's Beard - Snow 2002
8.8
Prog Rock
This has aged EXTREMELY well. I really enjoyed listening to this album back when it was originally released, and I still really do. I also love Neal's solo albums that followed, as well as the awesome albums he released with his new band. But this one has its own unique charme, and that comes from the combination of Neal's presence and songwriting and the inspired contribution by all the other Spock's Beard members.
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Review by PowerWyrm 2 months 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 months 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 3 months ago <Permalink>
Mono - Pilgrimage of the Soul 2021
9.6
Prog Post Metal
Another gorgeous album... this band never disappoints.
Review by Mike 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago <Permalink>
Black Midi - Hellfire 2022
8.9
Prog Rock in Opposition/Independent
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 5 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 5 months ago <Permalink>
Megadeth - Rust in Peace 1990
9.5
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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago <Permalink>
Pure Reason Revolution - Above Cirrus 2022
8.9
Prog Metal
This flows nicely! Quite captivating, really tasty composition and an eclectic mix of moods.
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Kreator - Hate Über Alles 2022
 8 hours ago
PowerWyrm
7.3
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Tom Petty - Playback 1995, Compilation
 9 hours ago
rushfan4
8.5
Non-Prog Rock N Roll
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King 1969
 one month ago
bartyMJ
9.0
Eclectic Prog Rock in Opposition
Enmesher - Tribulator 2022
 one month ago
Sassi
Prog
Petyr - Smolyk 2018
 9 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
 4 years ago
metronhomme
9.5
Italian Instrumental Experimental Prog Rock/Independent
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The Tangent - Songs From The Hard Shoulder
 #1

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

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

8.8 x3
Symphonic Prog Rock
Porcupine Tree - CLOSURE / CONTINUATION
 #4

8.9 x3
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Pattern-Seeking Animals - Only Passing Through
 #5

8.8 x3
Eclectic Prog Rock
Fromuz - The Asymmetric Rules
 #6

8.4 x3
Eclectic Prog Rock
Black Midi - Hellfire
 #7

7.1 x3
Avant-Garde Prog Rock in Opposition/Independent
Bubblemath - Turf Ascension
 #8

8.6 x2
Eclectic Prog Rock/Jazz
Kaprekar's Constant - The Murder Wall
 #9

8.0 x3
Prog Rock
Motorpsycho - Ancient Astronauts
 #10

8.3 x3
Eclectic Prog Post Rock/Metal
Pure Reason Revolution - Above Cirrus
 #11

8.1 x3
Prog Rock/Metal
The Gathering - Beautiful Distortion
 #12

8.8 x2
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
The Flower Kings - By Royal Decree
 #13

8.5 x3
Symphonic Prog Rock
Birth - Born
 #14

7.7 x3
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
The AristocratsListen - The Aristocrats with Primuz Chamber Orchestra
 #15

8.9 x2
Instrumental Prog Rock/Fusion
Charile Griffiths - Tiktaalika
 #16

8.9 x2
Prog Metal
Derek Sherinian - Vortex
 #17

7.8 x3
Instrumental Prog Rock/Jazz
Bjørn Riis - Everything to Everyone
 #19

8.2 x3
Spacey Neo Prog-Related Rock/Pop
Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark
 #20

8.7 x2
Neo Prog Rock