Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography




From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bolus Triangulate album cover
3.54 | 41 ratings | 5 reviews | 12% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection

Write a review

Buy BOLUS Music
from partners
Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Forward Facing (5:05)
2. Calibrate (4:16)
3. The Study of Madness (6:44)
4. Backwards Man (1:33)
5. Smoke at the Mirror (4:08)
6. Wake Cycle (4:02)
7. Revise (4:00)
8. Spurs (4:24)
9. Severed Ties (4:34)
10. Corridor (1:24)
11. Pacific Time (3:58)
12. Downtown Core (8:58)
13. Silence and Sound (4:04)

Total Time 57:10

Line-up / Musicians

- Nick Karch / vocals, guitars, banjo, keyboards
- Mat Keselman / drums, percussion, vocals, keyboards
- Daniel Avner / bass, vocals

Releases information

April 23, 2013

Thanks to mbzr48 for the addition
and to projeKct for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy BOLUS Triangulate Music

BOLUS Triangulate ratings distribution

(41 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
Good, but non-essential (44%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

BOLUS Triangulate reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Second Life Syndrome
3 stars I gotta say, I'm not really a fan of this band or album. I love neo-prog, but I don't think this band really falls into that sub-genre. There are moments on this album that sound exactly like moments on Porcupine Tree's "In Absentia" and also "Deadwing". That should give you an idea of what sound this band uses.

There was a band a few years back named Abigail's Ghost that pulled a similar stunt. They were basically a mix of Porcupine Tree and Genesis, but at least they had some original ideas and blew my mind with some of the arrangements. Bolus, on the other hand, just sounds like PT and any alternative group you could name (maybe Radiohead?). I don't normally like to fault bands for having influences, but many of the melodies and arrangements seem to be straight from PT. It gets bad enough that I was able to name some of the songs that were copied, and I don't even like PT that much.

All in all, this is a good album. It's not great. It's not essential. It's just good, and I guess that's okay. Neo-prog, this is not. Heavy prog or crossover prog, maybe.

Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Canadian trio BOLUS was formed ten years ago. They have three albums to their name so far, as well as a remastered and reissued version of their 2005 debut album as part of their discography. "Triangulate" is their most recent studio production, and was self-released by Bolus in 2013.

Canadian trio Bolus explores a melodic and accessible variety of progressive rock on their third album "Triangulate", managing to blend harmonic and dramatic details in a fine balance and flavoring the proceedings quite nicely and liberally with atmospheric sounds and textures. Fans of late 80's Rush and Porcupine Tree strike me as a key audience on this occasion, and especially those among them also fond of occasional mainstream oriented exploits of bands like Coldplay as well as the somewhat more intense and dramatic excursions of bands like The Mars Volta.

Latest members reviews

2 stars When Porcupine Tree found a much larger audience due to their signing with Lava records (a subsidiary of Atlantic) one of the consequences seemed to be a lot of younger musicians starting bands influenced by them. The new found fame of Porcupine Tree was good in the sense that it meant prog coul ... (read more)

Report this review (#2535069) | Posted by AFlowerKingCrimson | Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars You got to check these guys out! I had the pleasure of seeing them live at ROSFest 2013. They completely blew the crowd and I away. So after the show I bought this album and met with them. Incredibly nice guys, they even signed it for me. The album its self is a mix of many things. This isn ... (read more)

Report this review (#954642) | Posted by GorillaMunch | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Terrific new disc from Bolus. These guys have a great energy and have further developed their own sound with "Triangulate". They never stray too far in one direction, always conscious of grounding themselves in the song itself and maintaining the flow, which provides a good, full-album listen. We ... (read more)

Report this review (#951082) | Posted by Progatron | Sunday, April 28, 2013 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of BOLUS "Triangulate"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.