Prog Rock Reviews

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Wheel – Moving Backwards (, )
18th February 2019 -

Progressive is a loaded term in music. For some it signals forward thinking, expansive music that experiments in ways barely dreamt of. For others it’s a synonym for beard stroking fretboard onanism in as many time signatures as physically possible. There are many shades of progressive in heavy music, each trying to push boundaries further than the last. The latest… Read More »

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VOLA – Applause of a Distant Crowd (, , , )
11th October 2018 -

Bursting forth from their Danish homeland with enough ideas to put even the most ardent of musicians to shame, progressive quartet VOLA have set out their stall to become a shining beacon in the world of interesting, inventive and technically challenging rock music. With sophomore album ‘Applause of a Distant Crowd’ featuring more twists and turns than any river you’d… Read More »

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Coheed and Cambria – The Unheavenly Creatures ()
9th October 2018 -

When Coheed and Cambria released their 2015 effort The Color Before the Sun, listeners were left wondering if the band were finished with their Amory Wars storyline, which has been written by frontman Claudio Sanchez in comic book form throughout the band’s history (and the reason for the band’s name). The album was different for them as it left the… Read More »

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines (, )
20th December 2016 -

Apparently the gentlemen from Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon seem to enjoy each other’s company, as this is the second project featuring members of those two particular bands. The first being Killer Be Killed, which has Greg Puciato and Troy Sanders amongst their ranks, and now we have Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the brainchild of Ben Weinman and Brent Hinds, also… Read More »

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Opeth – Sorceress (, , )
25th October 2016 -

Opeth’s ‘Sorceress’ is an enchanting siren, beckoning innocent passers-by toward their fate.