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    Posted: April 05 2012 at 09:13
Too many times I come across with phenomenal bands who releases amazing albums but doesn't have the right promotion and are not reviewed properly. Let's make this stage the place to promote albums or bands that did not get more than 10 reviews, but should be known as Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree or Opeth.
 
I have just wrote a review on the amazing band Dreadnaught - The American Standard and thought about all those bands that we are missing.  What do you guys have?
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I not sure if you would consider them obscure, but I really like the British band TesseracT. Great Prog Metal with Ambient influences. They just released their first full length last year called One. Fans of Periphery and Meshuggah might like them.





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Originally posted by Horizons

Genesis


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KILLBOT ZERO because holy hell awesomeness. They have 4 albums out and only 1 is listed on the archives
 
BEFORE THE EYEWALL because its super good atmospheric doom but not on the archives
 
PSEUDO/SENTAI because my band is actually really good you just dont know it yet
 
THE SOUND OF ANIMALS FIGHTING because the ocean and the sun is awesome but their first EP is just as good
 
KOENJIHYAKKEI because damn. All that needs to be said
 
GOROD because Transcendence is one of the best Death Metal EPs I have ever heard
 
HANDS because their first release is on par with Genesis and the other prog greats
 
DORDEDUH because if you thought Negura Bunget wasn't as good as their album OM anymore, the main guys left to form this band because Negru is a douchebag
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CINEMECHANICA because they're my fav math rock band
 
BIT BRIGADE because its Cinemechanica doing hard rock versions of megaman, castlevania, etc
 
LED BIB because embrace the weird
 
OCEANSIZE because underrated
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Pure Reason Revolution ? Oceansize? they are rated enough. I meant OBSCURE bands that have about 10 ratings and should be known better. Great other offers though, keep em' coming!! and post some samples it would help.
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If based on the ratings and the reviews, I wonder if Laurie Anderson couldn't be "elected" (I'm going to check how many ratings she had).
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Moving Gelatine Plates, 65daysofstatic and Ancestors come to mind. 
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I''d mention some of these band and mostly artist names (hope you don't mind) -- in no particular order:

Igor Wakhevitch is not that well known at PA.  His early albums have more than ten ratings, but I think these later ones highly enjoyable too, and worthy of attention:

3.93 | 6 ratings Les Fous D'or
1974

3.57 | 5 ratings Let's Start
1979

Geinoh Yamashirogumi -- okay I see that Osorezan now has ten ratings, but that's the only album by the group with more than four.  Most of the albums aren't really Prog though, so whatever...

Non Credo -- great ""ävant"albums:

4.92 | 3 ratings Reluctant Hosts
1988
4.82 | 8 ratings Happy Wretched Family
1995
4.67 | 6 ratings Impropera
2006


My favourite Tipographica album with few ratings.

4.81 | 9 ratings Floating Opera
1997
Mashaiko Satoh and the Soundbreakers - great album, I think.

4.40 | 8 ratings Amalgamation (Kokotsu No Showa Genroku)
1971

Another great one from Japan:

4.02 | 4 ratings Yamataifu
1972


Bjorn J:son Lindh is one of my favourite discoveries of the last few years (thanks google!) and I think Fran Storstad... a remarkably good Eclectic album.

2.50 | 2 ratings Ramadan
1971
4.82 | 3 ratings Från Storstad Till Grodspad
1971
3.00 | 3 ratings Cous Cous
1972
2.50 | 2 ratings Sissel
1973


Yochk'o Seffer.  The first three albums under his name are all really good.  Surprised that Delire only has three ratings.  The rest of his many albums are almost co pletely unknown, including by myself, according to the ratings

4.67 | 3 ratings Neffesh Music: Délire
1976
4.20 | 5 ratings Neffesh Music: Ima
1976
4.33 | 9 ratings Neffesh Music :Ghilgoul
1978

I think this a lovely album by Ralf Nowy, and I also think it underrated (no offence Rivertree who is the only one to review it):

2.32 | 6 ratings Lucifer's Dream
1973

Conrad Schnitzler: His most rated album has nine ratings.  I don't have much by him, but love these:

4.56 | 4 ratings Zug
1973

4.65 | 8 ratings Ballet Statique
1978

A pretty recent addition to Prog Folk which I did suggest to PA for Prog Related a couple of years to Prog Related quite some time after Perry leopold's Christian Lucifer was recommended to me by a PA member and there was some discussion of it in a thread, but I am glad it's in Prog Folk (still haven't heard the first album):

0.00 | 0 ratings Experiment in Metaphysics
1970 0.00 | 0 ratings Christian Lucifer
1973

Codona isn't well known, but then sadly the whole Indo prog/ Raga Rock category gets neglected -- so much excellent music there that I find that a  real shame.

4.46 | 8 ratings Codona 3
1983

This is a very good album:

4.05 | 9 ratings Regina Astris
1977
Another excllent album from the  Indo Prog/ raga rock category:

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4.36 | 6 ratings Imaginations Of Light
1971

Art Zoyd is hardly obscure in RIO circles, but these excellent 90s releases have only 9 ratings apiece:

3.97 | 9 ratings Faust
1995 3.89 | 9 ratings Häxan
1997

In JRF, Eddie Henderson and Julian prister made two of my all-time favourite albums in PA:

I really like all three of these Henderson albums, but Realiazation is one of my absolute favourites in JRF (a great Mwandishi work)

4.74 | 6 ratings Realization
1973
4.00 | 6 ratings Inside Out
1974
3.07 | 5 ratings Sunburst
1975

I love both of these Prister albums, but I love, love, love Love, Love:

4.05 | 9 ratings Love, Love
1973 3.05 | 2 ratings Polarization
1977

Taj-Mahal Travellers may be my favourite band included in the Psych category, along with Fifty Foot Hose whose remarkable cauldron only has 13 ratings, and this is a very fine album:

3.96 | 9 ratings July 15, 1972
1972

Some faves of mine in Crossover:

The Advancementmade one, I think, great album. 

3.14 | 3 ratings The Advancement
1969

I love these David Axelrod albums (including the imo underrated Earth Rot):

4.68 | 7 ratings Song of Innocence
1968
3.50 | 4 ratings Songs of Experience
1969
2.50 | 2 ratings Earth Rot
1970

Sorry if I went a bit overboard with this post.  I'll stop there, and sorry that so many are artist rather than band names names, but in my collection I have many more albums that are artists rather than band names.  One could argue how important some of these are to Prog, or how Prog they are, but I just really enjoy all of these and wish they were better known.  Perhaps you wanted to focus on modern names considering your examples, and I could think of a lot of modern RIO/Avant ones that I think deserve more attention. I don't listen to Porcupine Tree, Opeth, or Dream Theater (not my cups of tea).
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Originally posted by Windhawk

Alex Masi




Wow, judging by that, an album included in the Prog Metal category that I actually might really like (which is rare from my experience, which is admittedly rather too limited).
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I was thinking about doing youtube clips myself, so here's my first contribution:

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Clap  This will take a lot of time to explore!
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