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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Blackfield: Glass House
2 Io Earth: Home
3 Deadly Circus Fire: Bury You Alive
4 Ennďs Tóla: Lucifer's Dance
5 Gazpacho: Snail
6 Konchordat: Time to Go
7 Nine Stones Close: Traces
8 Odd Dimension: The Ecstacy of Hopes
9 Pinkroom: Path of Dying Truth
10 José Carballido: Al Despertar

Total Time 75:00

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- Artists as listed

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Presented with "Classic Rock Presents Prog" magazine, issue 15

Thanks to AtomicCrimsonRush for the addition
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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars 3.5 stars. It would be unusual to get a sampler that i'd give 4 stars to simply because there is usually a wide array of musical styles making it difficult to not have at least a few tracks that i'm not into.This one is unusual in that I do find it consistantly good but still there's a couple of tunes that I don't like. Some surprises here too with bands I didn't previously know who impressed me.

"Glass House" by BLACKFIELD is such a feel good tune and with Steven Wilson singing how could it not be. I don't have this latest record from BLACKFIELD but I instantly liked this track. It's a top three for me.

"Home" from IO EARTH is excellent with female vocals. A new band to me and I like them. She has a great voice. "Bury You Alive" by DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE is heavy to start but it settles back before a minute with whispered vocals. It's heavy again. Some good bass in this one. Not bad at all.

"Lucifer's Dance" by ENNIS TOLA does little for me. Yes it's catchy with flute but... GAZPACHO is up next with "Snail" a top three for me. How good is this ! Lots of emotion too.

"Time To Go" by KONCHORDAT was a surprise considering i've never heard of them before. I would describe this as Neo-Prog and I love the atmosphere.The guitar soars before 5 1/2 minutes.They really remind me of IQ late.Excellent track. "Traces" by NINE STONES CLOSE is almost as good as the previous tune. Another band i'm not aware of who uses atmosphere to great effect.They contrast the light and heavy sections well too.

ODD DIMENSION is a Metal band and the sound quality is what impresses me the most with this track called "The Ecstacy Of Hopes". The singer sounds like Axel Rose. Another good song.

"Path Of Dying Truth" from PINKROOM is my favourite song on here.Violins to start then heaven breaks forth with vocals. So good ! Love the bass. It kicks in harder after 4 1/2 minutes. Please check this band out ! "Al Despertar" by Jose Carballido ends it with my least favourite track.

This is my favourite Prognosis sampler so far.

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
3 stars "Prognosis 15" is yet another of the compilation disks that come with Prog magazine. In this case there are a few more hits than misses though these compilations are a real mixed bag. The highlights on this comp come from IOEarth, Konchordat, Nine Stones Close, and Pinkroom. Other artists on offer are still very good though so this is worth checking out.

It begins with Blackfield's 'Glass House' which is easy listening with nice male vox from Steven Wilson, and well played piano, strings, and guitars.

IOEarth are represented with 'Home', featuring angelic female vocals, chimes, and beautiful, dreamy atmospherics.

Deadly Circus Fire have a heavy sound on 'Bury You Alive'. The riffs are thrashy and this rocks hard.

Ennďs Tóla's 'Lucifer's Dance' is a quiet tranquil peaceful track with flute embellishments.

Gazpacho are always good to hear and 'Snail' is as atmospheric as their other material. Konchordat's 'Time to Go' has some majestic effects, with a dark grand sound. The vocals are terrific and this is a highlight showcasing an accomplished Neo sound. Nine Stones Close are here with the title track of the terrific "Traces". It has a gorgeous melody and powerful vocals from Jones. The lyrics focus on the traces we leave on others during our lives like ghosts upon their consciousness "immortal thoughts and mortal fears... hope lies in beauty, faith lies in you," and one of the more powerful thoughts is evoked in this track, "when this body wears me out I won't feel a thing, threads of thought unravel to reveal a fabric of deceit, more nothing than something." These sentiments are enhanced by strong ambient passage of keys and guitars. The track has a serene melancholy vocal style.

Odd Dimension are next with 'The Ecstacy of Hopes' which is fairly heavy prog with tons of melodic nuances.

Pinkroom are excellent with 'Path of Dying Truth' featuring great guitars and soft vox. It gets heavier with distorted axes and is quite intricate in structure making this a definitive listen.

José Carballido's 'Al Despertar' has loud coral voices and majestic bombastic synths. The bassline is killer and the verses settle into acoustic vibrations, Italian vocals, and an overall unique sound with operatic theatrics. Later it develops into heavier territory with thrashier guitars and some loud vocals. A real oddity this one, and worth a listen for all the reasons stated.

I can settle with 3 stars for the few excellent tracks on this comp. It is a lot easier to listen to without too much thrash unlike some of the other comps from this great magazine.

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