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Enter Twilght
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Enter Twilight began in 1997 as a gothic metal band and became melodic prog metal over the years. Guitarist Damir Sisak and singer Lidia Szymczak colloborqated together with their experimental style blennding metal with symphonic Gothic elements. Other members were added to bring the heavier sound with the likes of drummer Darren Borg, bassist Teddie Dee, guitarist John Perone, and keyboardist Samuel Vieck.

The lineup went through some changes and on the arrival of the debut album in 2005 the lineup was  Lidia Szymczak , vocals, Damir Sisak, guitars, bass, Richard Hausberger, guitars, bass, John Wauchope, drums, Leigh Askew, keyboards. The album is likely to appeal to progressive metal fans who favour melodic lines and operatic female vocals, in the same vein as Nightwish, Epica or After Forever.

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Formed in 2000, this extreme progressive metal band from New South Wales is influenced by Enslaved, Opeth, Arturus and Immortal. The music of Fearscape has black metal roots and is progressive metal overall with some death metal textures and occasional moments of doom metal. The band have Christian themes in the lyrics and are not unlike other extreme metal Christian bands such as Mortification, Vengeance Rising, Tourniquet and Deliverance. Members involved on the album "Scent of Divine Blood" are Matt Brown, vocals, Peter Willmott on guitars, Phil Bloomfield on Bass, Paul Dimitrievich on drums and Jayson Sherlock on drums playing on 'Bombworks'.

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Fracture is aprog metal band begun by the talented David Bellion on vocals and Tony Markou on guitars, that hailed from other bands prior. The band released a debut in 2010, "Silent Chaos", with a lineup of David Bellion on Vocals, Tony Markou on Guitars, Joe Kostof, Guitar, Mark Degiorgio on Drums. The sound is similar to Fates Warning, Kamelot and Nevermore.

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Fraternity is infamous in Australia notably due to the fact that the legendary ACDC lead vocalist Bon Scott was involved. Their most famous song, often found on 70s Oz compilations is the wonderful 'Seasons of Change'. The band's debut "Livestock", in 1971, has semi-classical prog influences with a gritty sound and organic production. A second album "Flaming Galah" followed in 1972, with less blues and heavier rock. The band changed their name to Fang, but soon broke up and Bon Scott joined ACDC in 1974, so unable to appear in the 1975 reuinion tour. On "Flaming Galah" the lineup was Bon Scott on Lead Vocals, Recorder, Mick Jurd on Lead Guitars, Sam See on Slide Guitar, Piano, Bruce Howe on Bass, John Bisset on Keyboards, "Uncle" John Eyeres on Harmonica, and John Freeman on Drums.

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This 6-piece Australian folk prog band was a product of thhe 70s releasing only one album and then the members moved onto other projects. They broke up in 1972, and their guitarist, vocalist Garry Adams, along with drummer Doug Bligh joined The Click, then Bligh joined another Aussie symphonic prog unit, Windchase releasing "Symphinity" in 1977.

Galadriel sounded like Jethro Tull with the flute embellishments, and there were layers of jazz and heavy rock. The folk based tracks gave the band a solid reputation in the 70s, and the members are more well known for this style. The members were Garry Adams on guitar, vocals, Doug Bligh, drums, Gary Lothian on guitar, Mike Parker on bass, flute, John Scholtens on vocals, and Bruce Belbin on bass.

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HALCYON Experimental/Post Metal 
HEIRS Experimental/Post Metal 
HEMINA Progressive Metal 
HOTEL WRECKING CITY TRADERS Psychedelic/Space Rock 
IRONWOOD Experimental/Post Metal

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Halcyon is an instrumental Progressive Metal duo involving Plini on guitars and Allen on keyboards and piano. There are jazz elements in the music with some Thrash or Post-metal thrown in with that distinct 'djent' flavour. The album 'Pastures' is their claim to fame along with a few EPS, all very atmospheric music merging from heavy guitars to an ambient beauty on keyboards. 

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4 stars 'Pastures' - Halcyon (7/10)

Australia is a fairly underrated place for metal, and I have no doubt that the land from down under will be playing a bigger role in the future music scene. Halcyon is one such band that comes from Sydney, and as I am surprisingly rare to say so nowadays about modern progressive metal, I must say that I am impressed with what the band has done with their first legitimate album. 'Pastures' is a technically sound and adventurous outing from this two person group, and hopefully an indicator of good things to come from them.

Much of the sound here is led by the well-rounded guitar work of Plini. Backing the guitars up is the considerably less startling, but keen keyboard work and atmospherics of Allen. Although tossed into the label of 'djent' (meaning math metal with a trademark palm-muted guitar technique), there is much more going on here than rhythmically off-center riffing. 'Noodle I' starts 'Pastures' off with a sound that is surprisingly atmospheric and even mellow, with Plini exploring the guitar neck with both technicality and tastefulness. Halcyon begins this trek sounding more akin to a Jeff Beck or even Steve Vai album more than anything. Although things eventually get much heavier and typical of 'djent', Halcyon makes it clear that their sound is based around the art of lead guitar, and as a result, the rhythm section seems to falter a bit. The programmed drums are functional, but quite obviously lacking anything in the way of feeling, and are also turned far enough down in the mix to feel like an error more than an artistic choice. As 'Pastures' goes on, it becomes impossible not to concentrate on the lead guitars, as Plini's work here is incredible and well-rounded through both the more downtuned riffs, subtle plucking and melodic, sometimes jazz- infused solos.

The keyboards here feel quite largely overwhelmed by the guitars here, to the point often where they are difficult to notice until the second or third listen. That is not necessarily a problem however, as the guitarwork is so well done as to keep 'Pastures' afloat virtually on its own. On top of the progressive metal and blistering electric guitars, there is also some incredible slap acoustic guitar work that often reminds me of early 20th century guitarist Django Reinhart (humorously referred to in the track title 'Django Fett'). Barring that, this is an affair for electric guitar; someone looking for a more balanced band effort can look elsewhere. While I may have liked a quite a bit more meat on the bones of the rhythm section, the guitarwork of Plini easily rivals that of contemporary 'djent' guitarist Tosin Abasi, of Animals As Leaders.

A great album and promising note for modern progressive metal.


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This experimental/post metal band from Victoria began with drummer Damian Coward in 2006 who recorded and mixed 4 tracks. These were praised by his peers, and the Heirs lineup became Damian Coward on drums, Brent Stegeman on guitar, Ian Jackson on guitar, and Laura Bradfield on bass. Heirs released "Alchera"in 2009, their sole album. The music is replete with influences of Michael Gira and Swans, Industrial metalof Godflesh, and Doomish Whitehorse. 


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Hemina is a Progressive Rock/Metal band formed in 2008 by Douglas Skene. The band's goal was to write an interesting take on Progressive Metal combining the sonic extremities and musical virtuosity of the genre whilst preserving the artistic edge, forward-thinking philosophy and dynamic subtleties found in Progressive Rock. 

What Hemina Means to Douglas Skene:
Hemina is the way in which I channel my dark energy with no limits or bounds. It is my way of creating musical worlds and placing myself into different spaces to experience all that I can in life. It is sheer musical might and freedom; the perfect balance between dreams and reality.

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4 stars Metal riffs, spacey effects, symphonic keyboard layers, wrapped around a concept - Hemina!

Hemina are an Australian Prog Metal unit that have recently made an impact with their debut Ep that has now become a full blown 79 minute epic master work in the form of 'Synthetic'. The sprawling concept album focuses on a disembodied angel who is forced to live in the modern world and even beyond into other eternities. The musicianship is akin to the metal melodic style of Dream Theater, Ayreon, Pain of Salvation and the symphonic ambience of Pink Floyd. It is about as good as I have ever heard from an Australian prog band.

It begins with 'This Hour of Ours'; a haunting sound of synths and rain falling heavily. The spacey atmosphere builds with the ethereal vocals of Douglas Skene from Anubis, crystal clear and empassioned. The piano accompanies in the next epic 11 and a half minute track, 'To Conceive a Plan' that suddenly explodes with metal distortion and a heavy tempo. Mitch Coull's lead guitar is scorching with a strong percussion beat by Andrew Craig. Jessica Martin's bass pumps along with well executed lines and the keyboards of Phill Eltakchi are extraordinary.

Together Hemina are a powerful force of prog metal and they delight in lengthy instrumental breaks and lead guitar solos. It is nice to hear Jessica's voice accompanying Skene at times.This track has some symphonic violin sounds and is driven by a rhythmic cadence. There are some loud screams to enhance the atmosphere and at 8:20 the riff chugs along well under Skene's finger blistering solo. The riff that comes in at 9:40 is a fast lead phrase that crunches with admirable dexterity. It is followed by blazing twin lead solos. The song is a grand start to this epic album.

Some keyboard wizardry is heard in the next track, 'The Boy is Dead', similar to the blistering work of Jordan Rudess. The pace settles into a quieter passage temporarily before the next metal attack. Quieter ethereal vocals are heard but it explodes suddenly into relentless riffing.

'For All Wrong Reasons' is a nice change into balladic territory, breaking from the heaviness previously. The harmonies are beautiful with Skene and Jessica's duet; 'I've seen each passing season, the places for my calamity.' As far as a ballad goes this is Hemina at the top of their game. The lead guitar soars with emotion and caps off a highlight of the album. This is segued seamlessly by another 11 minute epic 'And Now to Find a Friend', with a string section and then pounding drums and distorted guitar riffs. The synth solo is dynamic and lifts the atmosphere considerably. The vocals are passionate and there is a soundscape of keys and guitars beneath, reminding me of Queensryche or Symphony X. It takes many directions into metal and symphonic territory before settling into a very pronounced ambience with lead guitar finesse and estranged melancholy vocals.

The next track is 'With What I See', beginning softly with piano, acoustics and strings. The metal riffs take over drowning out the keys. It is a fairly standard metal song for the majority but it ends with an innovative passage of feedback and spacey synths, with waves crashing. This segues into 'Hunting is for Women' that opens with heartbeat drums. There is an odd time sig and very off kilter instrumentation. The vocals follow the melody that are more experimental ending with some weird sounds and a nice synth, but it is not one of my favourite songs on the album.

Next is 'Even In Heaven', and it is back to the metal guitars and keyboard runs. The tempo is slow paced for a while but it builds to a driving fast beat and crunching riff. This was welcome after a lot of slower material. Everything stops as the verses come in; 'life takes you by the helm, myself my soul you dwell, its yearning to see the light of day because of you.' The love song becomes a fast paced riffing head banger, with blazing guitar speed sweeps, and percussive blastbeats. The instrumental break is wonderful with mellotron style keys and an incredible breakneck speedy keyboard solo over heavy drums and guitar. The blitzkrieg lead guitar solos are also frenetic and well executed in this highlight of the album.

'Conduit to the Sky' is a short track, less than three minutes, with creepy keyboards and choral angelic vocals. It is a transition piece leading to 'Haunting Me!', that rips along with metal riffing elegance and darker multi tracked vocals, with lyrics such as; 'death is not the end', 'nothing left to see', and 'is this all I'll be.' The choppy riff leads to a twin lead solo, and an ethereal section with effects and vocal intonations.

'Divine' finishes the album with an outstanding lengthy 13 minute epic. The metal riffing is predominant in the first section, with duel lead solos and a layer of keyboard pads. The vocals are again mixed well into the sound; 'Welcome home, I've been here, the walls are so reminiscent.' Later there is a blistering fret melting lead break that is one of the finest on the album. The keyboard solo is very much like Dream Theater and the song settles into a nice quiet acoustic passage with soft vocals at 7:40. A metal riff joins and another verse, similar to earlier. The vocals are high pitched and well sung, as another lead break cracks the sound. There are some death growls to follow that are unsettling after all the clean vocals. The clean vocals soon return though and the time sig changes into a moderate tempo. Jessica's voice is heard again and then a nice reverb guitar with spacey overtones. Reversed effects add to the strange atmosphere, and the song ends on this dark vibe.

This album is certainly an epic journey with incredible guitar and keyboards, as well as a strong bass and drum rhythm machine. The vocals are appropriate and overall this is an impressive debut from this Australian band. There is enough metal here to satiate the appetite and it is brimming over with symphonic and spacey embellishments. This comes highly recommended to the prog metal fan who does not like to be constantly bombarded with speedy riffs, over produced complexity or death growls. In fact this album has a sprinkling of these but focuses on haunting atmospheres, strong melodies and downright virtuoso arrangements.


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This stoner rock band from Melbourne is unique in that there is only a drummer and guitarist in the lineup and the guitars have a drone distorted sound not unlike Sun O))). The psychedelic improvisations are a part of the sound and it will take some patience to listen to in lengthy sessions, though they have their fans. This is not for everybody but for those who love the drone stoner rock, this is a serious contender. 

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This extreme metal band are Phil Brown on guitar & vocals, Henry Lauer on six string bass & vocals, Dan Nahum on drums, and Matt Raymond on vocals & guitar. They move from odd folk rock with strange melodies and time sigs and then suddenly launch into black metal shrieks and extreme speed metal distortion. Very intense music that will appeal to black metal fans and those with a taste for someting very very dfferent. The lyrics are based on heathen themes and not for the faint heated.

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Coming Soon:

KAISER AND THE MACHINES OF CREATION Progressive Metal
ARIEL KALMA Progressive Electronic
KANGURU Indo-Prog/Raga Rock
KARNIVOOL Heavy Prog
KATABASIS Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
KETTLESPIDER Heavy Prog
PAUL KIDNEY EXPERIENCE Psychedelic/Space Rock
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Post Options Post Options   Quote David64T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 19:21
Awesome job ACR!

So much interesting music to check out, so little time...

Fraternity "Seasons of Change" is certainly a classic.

A couple of bands I have encountered recently via my local community radio station which seem to have stayed under the prog rock radar are:

Over Unity - from Perth, their CD EP "Collide the Space" from 2011 may interest anyone into Breaking Orbit, Voyager and prog metal in general. Their track "Lucid dream" available around the place as a sampler is a good start:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Over-Unity/332484916223
http://www.triplejunearthed.com.au/OverUnity

Domino - from Sydney, new CD early this year called "When The Desert Meets The Sea", do a sort of Led Zeppelin inspired "arabesque progressive rock" with a strong female singer, worth checking out. Maybe not that "progressive" to many ears (including mine).
http://dominoband.net/

Oh and the continued absence of Australian bands Madder Lake and Kahvas Jute from PA remains a point of wonder. But understandable based on what is available to the outside world - their recorded legacy does reflect the heavy blues-rock twist that most of our bands had in the early '70's. Perhaps paralleling the heavy/noisy side of so many Australian bands today too (from Voyager and Karnivool and Cog to Ne Obliviscaris etc) which attract the "progressive rock" tag from themselves or others?

Seasons Of Change - weekly programme on community radio: http://seasonsofchangeradio.blogspot.com.au/
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^^^^ Thanks for the feedback, I will check out some of those bands you mentioned!
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I got that Cybotron "Colossus" album a few years ago. As others have said it's very influenced by Tangerine Dream.

Some Australian bands I like:

If you are into experimental ambient music then there are two amazing Australian artists - Alan Lamb and Paul Schutze (I think someone mentioned him earlier in the thread). I have several albums by both these guys and they are incredible. 

An old new wave band from the eighties called Icehouse. If I remember correctly Guy Pratt was a member and he later when on to play with Pink Floyd. And also Brian Eno was on one of their albums so I guess there is some kind of prog connection. I think they toured with David Bowie as well.

The Birthday Party (especially "Junkyard").

Dead Can Dance. 

Some of Midnight Oil's songs were good too.


Not really into them but weren't some of the members of SPK, Foetus and Severed Heads from Australia too?


The Fairlight CMI was invented by an Australian company too and a lot of prog artists used it (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Jean Michel Jarre etc).


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Another great update, thanks Scott.  I hadn't heard of Halcyon, checking out a few of their tracks now.
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Hey Scott, I don't make enough of an effort to post more on this thread, even though it is appreciated! It's just the overload of Youtube clips seems to cause the memory great strain on my old home computer and causes it to crash lol! I'll be getting a new one in a few weeks, so that won't be a problem!

Still on a lookout for more of those darn Cybotron albums too!
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Originally posted by King Only

I got that Cybotron "Colossus" album a few years ago. As others have said it's very influenced by Tangerine Dream.

Some Australian bands I like:

If you are into experimental ambient music then there are two amazing Australian artists - Alan Lamb and Paul Schutze (I think someone mentioned him earlier in the thread). I have several albums by both these guys and they are incredible. 

An old new wave band from the eighties called Icehouse. If I remember correctly Guy Pratt was a member and he later when on to play with Pink Floyd. And also Brian Eno was on one of their albums so I guess there is some kind of prog connection. I think they toured with David Bowie as well.

The Birthday Party (especially "Junkyard").

Dead Can Dance. 

Some of Midnight Oil's songs were good too.


Not really into them but weren't some of the members of SPK, Foetus and Severed Heads from Australia too?


The Fairlight CMI was invented by an Australian company too and a lot of prog artists used it (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Jean Michel Jarre etc).


Much appreciated. I love Midnight oil too!
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Hey there Proggers!

Heres an update of Aus Prog as of this date 15/5/2014

In Blue are bands reviewed here so far

Bands                                         Style
AEON OF HORUS Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
AHKMED Psychedelic/Space Rock
ALARUM Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
ALCHEMIST Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
ALITHIA Psychedelic/Space Rock
DAEVID ALLEN Canterbury Scene
ALLOMERUS Eclectic Prog
ALPHA OMEGA Psychedelic/Space Rock
ALTERA ENIGMA Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
THE AMENTA Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
ANUBIS Neo-Prog
APRICOT RAIL Post Rock/Math rock
AQUANAUT Psychedelic/Space Rock
ARAGON Neo-Prog
ARCANE Heavy Prog
ARIEL Prog Related
ARNIOE Crossover Prog
AYERS ROCK Jazz Rock/Fusion
BAK Experimental/Post Metal
BAKERY Heavy Prog
BECAUSE OF GHOSTS Post Rock/Math rock
IVAN BERTOLLA Progressive Metal
BRAINSTORM Psychedelic/Space Rock
BREAKING ORBIT Heavy Prog
CHRIS BROOKS Progressive Metal
THE BURNING SEA Post Rock/Math rock
CALIGULA'S HORSE Progressive Metal
CHAOS DIVINE Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
THE CHURCH Prog Related
CIRCLES Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
COSMIC NOMADS Heavy Prog
BEN CRAVEN Crossover Prog
CYBOTRON Progressive Electronic
DEAD CAN DANCE Prog Folk
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS Neo-Prog
DEAD LETTER OPENER Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
THE DEAD SEA Post Rock/Math rock
THE DEATH COBRA Heavy Prog
DIRTY THREE Post Rock/Math rock
VIRGIL DONATI Jazz Rock/Fusion
DRUNKEN GUNMEN Psychedelic/Space Rock
ENNS TLA Crossover Prog
ENTER TWILIGHT Progressive Metal
FEARSCAPE Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
FRACTURE Progressive Metal
FRATERNITY Eclectic Prog
GALADRIEL Prog Folk
GLASFROSCH Crossover Prog
THE GRAND SILENT SYSTEM Crossover Prog
HALCYON Experimental/Post Metal
HAZARDS OF SWIMMING NAKED Post Rock/Math rock
HEIRS Experimental/Post Metal
HEMINA Progressive Metal
HIBERNAL Post Rock/Math rock
HOTEL WRECKING CITY TRADERS Psychedelic/Space Rock
HUNGRY GHOSTS Post Rock/Math rock
INTERNATIONAL KARATE Post Rock/Math rock
IRONWOOD Experimental/Post Metal
KAISER AND THE MACHINES OF CREATION Progressive Metal
ARIEL KALMA Progressive Electronic
KANGURU Indo-Prog/Raga Rock
KARNIVOOL Heavy Prog
KATABASIS Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
KETTLESPIDER Heavy Prog
KICK THE BUTTERFLY Experimental/Post Metal
PAUL KIDNEY EXPERIENCE Psychedelic/Space Rock
KILLSONG RIO/Avant-Prog
LAURA Post Rock/Math rock
THE LEVITATION HEX Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
A LONELY CROWD Heavy Prog
THE LONGEST DAY Psychedelic/Space Rock
IAN MACFARLANE Progressive Electronic
MACKENZIE THEORY Jazz Rock/Fusion
MADDEN AND HARRIS Prog Folk
THE MASTERS APPRENTICES Proto-Prog
MENISCUS Experimental/Post Metal
THE MERLIN BIRD Prog Folk
MARIO MILLO Symphonic Prog
MONTRESOR Heavy Prog
MR. MAPS Post Rock/Math rock
MUSHROOM GIANT Psychedelic/Space Rock
MYRIAD Psychedelic/Space Rock
NE OBLIVISCARIS Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
CHRIS NEAL Crossover Prog
NEATH Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
NEXUS Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
NIMROD Crossover Prog
NOCTIS Experimental/Post Metal
GAVIN O'LOGHLEN & COTTERS BEQUEST Prog Folk
OCHRE Progressive Metal
THE OVALS Psychedelic/Space Rock
PATCH Crossover Prog
PEAK Progressive Electronic
PIRANA Crossover Prog
PIRATE Heavy Prog
PLINI Jazz Rock/Fusion
POND Psychedelic/Space Rock
PORTAL Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
PROJECTED TWIN Crossover Prog
PSYCROPTIC Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
PVT (PIVOT) Post Rock/Math rock
QUANDARY Progressive Metal
QUASAR Jazz Rock/Fusion
RAINBOW GENERATOR Progressive Electronic
RAINBOW THEATRE Symphonic Prog
RESONAXIS Crossover Prog
SADDLEBACK Post Rock/Math rock
SCLERA Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
SEAWORTHY Post Rock/Math rock
SEBASTIAN HARDIE Symphonic Prog
SERIOUS BEAK Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
SH'MANTRA Psychedelic/Space Rock
SLEEPMAKESWAVES Post Rock/Math rock
SNAKES ALIVE Crossover Prog
GREG SNEDDON Crossover Prog
SOLAR SOMA Crossover Prog
SOLKYRI Post Rock/Math rock
SPECTRUM Crossover Prog
SQUAT CLUB Heavy Prog
THE SUN BLINDNESS Psychedelic/Space Rock
THE SUNPILOTS Crossover Prog
SUPERDENSECRUSHLOADFACTOR RIO/Avant-Prog
SYZYGY Progressive Metal
TALIESIN Progressive Metal
TAMAM SHUD Crossover Prog
TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING Post Rock/Math rock
TARAMIS Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
THE THIRD ENDING Crossover Prog
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING Post Rock/Math rock
GLENN THOMSON Crossover Prog
THREE WISE MONKEYS Crossover Prog
TRANSCENDING MORTALITY Progressive Metal
TULLY Eclectic Prog
UMLUT Eclectic Prog
UNITOPIA Crossover Prog
VANISHING POINT Progressive Metal
VAUXDVIHL Progressive Metal
VIRGIN BLACK Experimental/Post Metal
VOYAGER Progressive Metal
WE LOST THE SEA Experimental/Post Metal
WHEN DAY DESCENDS Experimental/Post Metal
TAL WILKENFELD Jazz Rock/Fusion
WINDCHASE Symphonic Prog
WITHOUTENDING Progressive Metal
XENOGRAFT Eclectic Prog


Bands reviewed here so far

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AEON OF HORUS Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
AHKMED Psychedelic/Space Rock
ALARUM Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
ALCHEMIST Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
DAEVID ALLEN Canterbury Scene
ALPHA OMEGA Psychedelic/Space Rock
ALTERA ENIGMA Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
THE AMENTA Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
ANUBIS Neo-Prog
APRICOT RAIL Post Rock/Math rock
AQUANAUT Psychedelic/Space Rock
ARAGON Neo-Prog
ARCANE Heavy Prog
ARIEL Prog Related
ARNIOE Crossover Prog
AYERS ROCK Jazz Rock/Fusion
BAK Experimental/Post Metal
BAKERY Heavy Prog
BECAUSE OF GHOSTS Post Rock/Math rock
IVAN BERTOLLA Progressive Metal
BRAINSTORM Psychedelic/Space Rock
BREAKING ORBIT Heavy Prog
CHRIS BROOKS Progressive Metal
CALIGULA'S HORSE Progressive Metal
CHAOS DIVINE Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
THE CHURCH Prog Related
CIRCLES Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
COSMIC NOMADS Heavy Prog
BEN CRAVEN Crossover Prog
CYBOTRON Progressive Electronic
DEAD CAN DANCE Prog Folk
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS Neo-Prog
DEAD LETTER OPENER Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
THE DEAD SEA Post Rock/Math rock
THE DEATH COBRA Heavy Prog
DIRTY THREE Post Rock/Math rock
VIRGIL DONATI Jazz Rock/Fusion
DRUNKEN GUNMEN Psychedelic/Space Rock
ENNS TLA Crossover Prog
ENTER TWILIGHT Progressive Metal
FEARSCAPE Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
FRACTURE Progressive Metal
FRATERNITY Eclectic Prog
GALADRIEL Prog Folk
HALCYON Experimental/Post Metal
HEIRS Experimental/Post Metal
HEMINA Progressive Metal
HOTEL WRECKING CITY TRADERS Psychedelic/Space Rock
IRONWOOD Experimental/Post Metal



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Is there any other symphonic / classic prog a la Sebastian Hardie / Windchase from Australia? I could go for some highly symphonic and/or melodic, classic style prog metal too. I know of Voyager and they'd be good if not for the stupid, out of place harsh vocals that they throw in there.


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