23 Jun 2012, 18:07 by ProgShine
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29 Mar 2010, 20:24 by The_ForgottonGo Long 3/28/10
Led Zeppelin – “In My Time of Dying”
Roine Stolt – “The Flower King”
Frank Zappa – “Yo' Mama”
Big Big Train – “The Underfall Yard”
The Eleventh Hour 3/28/10
The Tea Party – “Inanna”
Genesis – “Back in N.Y.C.”
Ihsahn – “Austere”
IQ – “Frequency”
Rush – “The Twilight Zone”
Riverside – “Driven To Destruction”
Marillion – “Punch & Judy”
Modest Midget – “Contemporary Ache”
Eloy – “The Challenge”
Skyclad – “I Dubious”
1 Feb 2010, 21:41 by adg211288It has been a good month. This entry has the potential to be very long given the sheer amount of music I have discovered this month so let's start with some discoveries than came from a favourite of last month, that being Transatlantic.
Spock's Beard - the former band of Transatlantic member Neal Morse, and through that his solo work. Of particular note I loved the albums V and Snow from the Morse era Spocks, but I quite liked their post Morse album Octane as well. As for Morse's solo stuff, Sola Scriptura and One were fantastic pieces of prog rock. Also starting checking out The Flower Kings, a band which features Transatlantic's Roine Stolt, but still quite new to them.
Easily the best metal release I found was Altered Reflections by Darkology, which my review for may be found here, rather than repeat everything I said here, if interested, please have a read.
Also on the prog front I've been inpressed by the work of Anubis Gate, particularly their 3rd album Andromeda Unchained, of which I've got a copy on order. …
6 Jan 2010, 13:39 by Mark_HWhen rating prog albums I try to do so in a historical context, that is how an album compares against the entire body of Prog. This means that the best album for any given year, which most people would rate with top marks may not receive the same rating in my charts as only the best albums of all time should get the highest ratings... This chart does not include compilations or live albums.
Note: I vote on a bell curve, anything above 6 is really good, anything much below 4 really isn't :D
1. (=) Änglagård - Hybris (1992) - 8.19
2. (=) Änglagård - Epilog (1994) - 7.10
3. (=) Marillion - Brave (1994) - 6.74
4. (=) Pentwater - Out of the Abyss (1992) - 6.65
5. (+1) Discipline - Push and Profit (1993) - 6.63 [+0.06]
6. (-1) Calliope - Citta di Frontiera (1993) - 6.60
7. (=) Mostly Autumn - For All We Shared... (1999) - 6.50
8. (=) Tempest - Turn Of The Wheel (1996) - 6.32
2 Jan 2010, 23:13 by therabidwombat
15 Jul 2009, 19:52 by mosphatLast year’s event left such an impression on me that I wanted to go to this year’s episode of the Night of the Prog festival as well. I managed to convince my good friend I-warez to join me, since it makes so much more fun if you can share it. Crow74 who joined me last year couldn’t make it because his own band Steem was playing that weekend. Of course that’s totally irrelevant to this story, since they’re not even a prog band. Yet.
We had booked a hotel about 10 minutes from the Loreley. Had we decided earlier, we might have had found something closer, but because we can’t make decisions think through our decision really well, everything was already booked by the millions of other tourists visiting the region. But 10 minutes is very doable if you travel by car.
After a rainy road trip of approximately 5 hours and having checked into the hotel, we headed for the festival site to witness the opening of the gates. We could, because we were early and they weren’t open yet. …
30 Nov 2008, 12:28 by ArchaeopterIx⑪ November:
► Erik Norlander (USA) - Music Machine [ Studio Album ] (2003)
Genre: Retro Prog / Prog Metal
Well, I like Erik Norlander's main project Rocket Scientists. And now I also like Erik Norlander's work :D
This is a nice double album full of technically talented musicianship. If you like Rocket Scientist's albums like Oblivion Days and Revolution Road you will probably like this too. Personally i like that blend of retro prog and heavy elements a lot!
Album Rating: ●●●●●
► Roine Stolt (SWE) - Wall Street Voodoo [ Studio Album ] (2005)
Genre: Retro Prog / Classic Rock / Blues Rock
Every Prog-Enthusiast stumbles sooner or later over veteran Roine Stolt. As (Ex)-Member of impressive acts like Kaipa, Flower Kings, TransAtlantic, The Tangent,. …