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Member since: 7/28/2015 • Forum posts: 206 • Last visit: 12/3/2018 3:36:17 PM EST
Location: California

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Hey everyone, how's it going? My name is Brendan Schroer; I'm 21 years old and an aspiring musician, poet, and songwriter/composer. I'm going to be joining the U.S. Navy in July to (hopefully) get into the music program and advance my career, but until then, I live in California. Other than music, I'm into poetry, reading, fitness (primarily cardio-related stuff like running and swimming), and video gaming. I've written on multiple other websites in the past, including MetalMusicArchives (which I still write on), Sputnikmusic, and Sea of Tranquility. But being on the reviewer/collaborator team of this site is particularly special, because it's the very first website I reviewed on (under a different username) back in 2008 or so. Coming back to ProgArchives as an addition to the reviewing team is awesome, and I hope I can contribute a lot to the site while I'm here. I'll list off a few of my favorite records, songs, etc. here just for fun:

Top 10 favorite records of all time:
1. Billy Joel - The Stranger
2. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
3. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
4. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
5. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
6. Rush - Hemispheres
7. X Japan - Art of Life
8. Alice in Chains - Dirt
9. Incubus - Morning View
10. Joanna Newsom - Ys

Top 10 favorite bands of all time:
1. Rush
2. Queen
3. Alice in Chains
4. L7
5. Primus
6. The Smashing Pumpkins
7. Gojira
8. Incubus
9. X Japan
10. Dream Theater

Honorable mentions: Porcupine Tree, Tourniquet, Oingo Boingo, Third Eye Blind, Pink Floyd, Voivod, Helmet, Big Black, Ulver, Bad Religion, Converge, Symphony X, Gentle Giant

Some of my favorite prog albums (in no order)
Rush - Hemispheres, A Farewell to Kings, Permanent Waves
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here, The Wall
Queen - Queen II, A Night at the Opera
Porcupine Tree - Signify, Lightbulb Sun, Fear of a Blank Planet
Dream Theater - Images and Words, Awake, Scenes from a Memory
Gojira - The Link, L'Enfant Sauvage
Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory
Bjork - Vespertine
Radiohead - Kid A, OK Computer
Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy, The Odyssey
X Japan - Art of Life (I personally consider that album prog)
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior
Death - Symbolic
Oingo Boingo - Nothing to Fear

Top 5 Favorite Video Games
1. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
2. Shadow of the Colossus
3. Jade Cocoon
4. Mega Man Battle Network 3
5. Timesplitters: Future Perfect

Top 3 Favorite TV Shows
1. Daria (hence my profile picture)
2. Breaking Bad
3. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Top 5 Favorite Movies
1. Spirited Away
2. Pulp Fiction
3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 Disney version)
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. Blue is the Warmest Colour

Anyway, feel free to message me if you want. I'm usually around if anybody wants to chat. I'm also open to give (or be given) reviewing tips; anyway, I hope you all enjoy my write-ups and I'll see you around. :)

Reviews distribution by sub-genre

 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Tech/Extreme Prog Metal993.69
2 Prog Related863.37
3 Symphonic Prog763.17
4 Progressive Metal523.48
5 Crossover Prog453.73
6 Heavy Prog293.90
7 Experimental/Post Metal283.61
8 Eclectic Prog273.56
9 Jazz Rock/Fusion273.93
10 Proto-Prog253.44
11 Post Rock/Math rock173.76
12 Psychedelic/Space Rock153.53
13 RIO/Avant-Prog73.86

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