Monthly Archives: November 2006

Discipline – Unfolded like staircase

More American prog, this time from “way back” in 1997. Group spearheaded by Matthew Parmenter, a talented guy with a great voice, using a mixture of British and American accents. Most of the music is emotionally sharp, and some of … Continue reading

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Glass Hammer – Lex Rex

American symphonic prog in the famous YES tradition, from a band that is not afraid to sound full-retro, with all the moogs to prove it. While the compositions are sometimes powerful, Glass Hammer could use a good lead singer, an … Continue reading

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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – Grand Opening and Closing

Debut effort from a peculiar group of an American avant-rockers, which took the tiny prog underground by a little storm. Although their second work (“Of Natural History”) was even more brilliant in every possible way – this debut is an … Continue reading

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Anekdoten – From Within

Swedish neo-prog band Anekdoten were moving away from the hard-core progressive rock genre in a gradual manner during the late 90’s. After two excellent albums — the surprising debut “Vemod” and the amazing follow-up “Nucleus — they decided to make … Continue reading

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Artcane – Odyssee (1977)

French prog from the late seventies, with a few nice surprises here and there. Although they made only one record, it’s was not in vein. The music is quirky, dynamic, with a sharp guitar sound and strong drum channel. At … Continue reading

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Spiral Architect – A Sceptic’s Universe

Oh my lord – what an album! Spiral Architect are a few clever Norwegian musicians who wanted to create *very* complex prog-metal, combining jazz-fusion elements with the power and intensity of the fastest Nord-metal available. Although I have some reservations … Continue reading

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Nexus – Metanoia

Argentinian symphonic prog band with a great lead singer, Mariela Gonzales. The compositions are majestic, with great sweeps of fat moogs, dramatic & echoey guitar – and passionate Spanish lyrics, of course. Most albums coming from South America are usually … Continue reading

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