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    Posted: June 26 2009 at 14:06
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 11:05
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These guys should be considered for the site here. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 19:13
i fully agree, these guys are awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 02:19
Does they sound like "Karn Evil 9"? LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 06:30
Their album has prog elements.  If it was up to me, I'd probably classify them as heavy prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 19:44
on a side note,whats the new album like? i've yet to purchase it..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 20:23
I've heard great things about this band but I have yet to listen to them. Is their album is fully streaming? I remember it used to be at least. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 21:21
Originally posted by g0rd0nb0mbay

on a side note,whats the new album like? i've yet to purchase it..
I have only heard cuts on The Dividing Line Broadcast Network.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2009 at 14:47
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2009 at 10:02
...Figured I'd use my first post on a band that are very very very close to my heart! Not the most neutral review in terms of bias, by any means, but hopefully useful to anyone who thinks they might be interested in checking this band out in more detail!!

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The new Karnivool album "Sound Awake" is a twisting, up and down ride through the melody-drenched depths of Australia's Prog Rock sons! A leaner, meaner, darker and more mature record and undoubtably their best yet... This ain't no "difficult" second album.

I've been a fan of the band since they put out the first album, "Themata", however the new LP is something quite different! The album has so many subtle nuances to it that you can listen to it every day for a month straight (and I have) and still hear new entities in the sound. This record has a great sense of sonic space and a more natural sound than the first full-length.

Ian Kenny (Vocals)'s delivery is incredible and he's got some really interesting lyrical themes going on. The lyrics and vocal melodies themselves are very strong and often lie as a firm focal point alongside really solid ensemble playing from the band.

The guitar playing is very expressive throughout with lots of different styles encompassed. Nice use of effects and some standout moments where the two of them let it rip, such as the end of the track "Deadman" which builds to a heavy but melodic finish with some great syncopated grooving throughout the band to bring the song to a close.

Steve Judd's drumming is one of the real highlights for me as a drummer - he plays with a lot of groove and feel but not sacrificing the kind of power and drive needed to power a band such as Karnivool. I find it very difficult to narrow this album down to a few stand out tracks, because I think it's peaks and troughs lie in exactly the right places. It's a very very well crafted album that flows incredibly well.

I'd strongly advise anyone who has an interest in vast, forward-thinking, highly melodic rock music with a definite progressive streak to check "Sound Awake". There are a few tracks from the album up on their MySpace and more on the official website, as well as on YouTube and such.

There's a really cool video for the 1st single "Set Fire To The Hive" on the net and if you've got a spare ten minutes, check out this live video of the track "Deadman" I mentioned earlier. A bit of an epic this one, pretty well through-composed with little theme developments and such. I think it's a really great piece of modern prog rock! Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO4B5hToaBQ

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2009 at 11:28
Originally posted by g0rd0nb0mbay

on a side note,whats the new album like? i've yet to purchase it..


It has a dark overtone. Very moody as well.

Still waiting to see if these guys will get added here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2009 at 03:24
I hope they do! It's a great album.

I don't know if it's been released in the USA yet? There's a tentative UK release for sometime in early 2010 - February(ish), but I wanted the physical copy and just ordered it in from jb hi-fi in Aus.

To be honest, even with shipping from Australia it cost less than I've paid for records in the past, from some now non-existent high street record stores here in the UK!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2009 at 13:40
bumpedybump.

Amazing band. Should be here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2009 at 20:36
Definitely should be added.
I've always thought of them as the missing link between Cog and Tool...
For some reason that sentence sounds strangely absurd.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2009 at 01:25
Karnivool are a fantastic band, and one which definitely deserves to be included on this site under the Heavy Prog category.

If you like them and haven't already checked out Cog as well, you should do so. They're another band that really ought to be be added to these archives.

http://www.myspace.com/cogrockmusic

Sleep Parade another great band from Aus, but more on the alternative/progressive border. Unfortunately they don't get the recognition they deserve, even here.

http://www.myspace.com/sleepparade < listen to "Every Day" and "Weeping Walls"


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2009 at 13:48

Their new album Sound Awake is prog no doubt and fairly well-known in Australia.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2010 at 02:38
Thought I'd bump this thread again. These guys would belong very well here, and I was amazed to find they weren't already listed when looking them up at first. Highly progressive. 
Groovy teenage rock with mild prog tendencies: http://www.myspace.com/omniabsenceband
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2010 at 03:02
They are currently being evaluated by the Progressive Metal Team: http://progfreak.com/home/progarchives?path=pm/nw&block=5
 
Any specific album that we should listen to. Ive only listened to the myspace samples and Im in doubt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2010 at 08:44
^ I'd recommend their latest album 'Sound Awake'. They've only released two full length albums, the later having been released last year. Highly intricate, diverse, dynamic, eclectic and a unique blend of melodic progressive metal and alternative rock. There's even a Meshuggah influence present in tracks such as 'Goliath'.
Groovy teenage rock with mild prog tendencies: http://www.myspace.com/omniabsenceband
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2010 at 09:29
Allright then Ill try and get a hold of those albums, and tell the other members of the team that we need to listen to more than the myspace samples in this case.
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