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    Posted: June 27 2013 at 12:55
I've taken a big of a prog and metal hiatus for awhile, but I'm starting to get that itch again. So what's good for 2013? Is anyone doing anything truly new and fresh?

I'm listening to Leprous' Coal right now, and it feels like the best of their 3 from my point of view. I did check out Riverside's new one and it's solid though it seems to be following the Opeth / PoS route to 70's prog with the same mixed results.

Anyway, what new is exciting proggers?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2013 at 13:37
^So far, I'm enjoying "Perilous" by Glass Hammer and "In Extremis" by Days Between Stations.

"Perilous" features Jon Davison, who now appears to be the permanent replacement for Jon Anderson & Benoit David in Yes, and "In Extremis" features Tony Levin on all tracks, with guest appearances by Rick Wakeman, Billy Sherwood and Peter Banks.  This represents Banks' last recordings before he perished.  Good stuff!  



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2013 at 20:55
My favorites from 2013 are

Blue Cranes - Swim
Guapo - The History Of Visitation
Setna - Guerison
Steve Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing and Other Stories
Herd Of Instinct - Conjure
Phlox - Vali
Jaga Jazzist - Live with the Britten Sinfonia
Atoms For Peace - Amok
Sigur Ros - Kveikur
Not A Good Sign - s/t
Archestra - Arches
Five Storey Ensemble - Not That City
Rhun - Fanfare du Chaos
Sanguine Hum - Weight Of The World
Sao Paolo Underground - Beija Flors Velho E Sojo
Pat Metheny - Tap (John Zorns Book Of Angels 20)
Djam Kharet - The Trip

Yes it's been a very good year so far

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What's new?

Symphony X's ICONOCLAST (2011) is very well done.
OSI--FIRE MAKE THUNDER(2012). Best album from the band to date!
SEVENTH CIRCLE--THE STRUGGLE (remaster 2013). This will be released in July.
NIGHTWISH--IMMAGINARIUM(2011). This was runner up to RUSH's CLOCKWORK ANGELS for album of the year in 2012 for the PROG awards presented by prog rock magazine. :)
ORPHANLAND--ALL IS ONE(2013.) this one just came out from the Israeli supergroup. Lots of choirs with a huge production behind this album. It's a must have for 2013 prog metal heads.

That's all I can think of, but Dream Theater are releasing a new album on sept/24/2013 so that is pretty exciting.
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Anathema's last two albums - heavy ,melodic and very beautifull modern prog.
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It's not really prog but I was listening to Peter Murphy's most recent album "Ninth" today, and it's got some great tracks on it. Rock with some depth to it and his lyrics and vocals are unique.


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Thanks everyone, I have some listening to do!!!
Current Listening:

Heater valve kicking on.
Snotty noses being blown.
Griping.
Maybe cookies coming out of the oven???

C is for cookie, and it is good enough for me.

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Dream Theatre is pretty exciting.
I recommend it you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Negoba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2013 at 09:32
I know me some DT. Really liked the last album despite the horrible cover. Still partial to Awake.
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Simon Godfrey's new Shineback project.
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Also. ARENA and PENDRAGON's CLIVE NOLAN released an incredible 2cd concept album that was 4 years in the making called ALCHEMY(2013) It's really brilliant. It's a theatrical rock opera that takes palce during the renaissance period and the album is accompanied by some lovely female vocals. A lot of depth and production went into this album just like AYREON's THE HUMAN EQUATION. Can't miss this one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PhideauxFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2013 at 07:55
Here are the albums of 2013 I bought: Steven Wilson, Days Between Stations, Amplifier, Henry Fool, I Will Kill Chita (IWKC), T, Not A Good Sign, Riverside, Long Distance Calling and Thieves' Kitchen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Negoba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2013 at 09:15
I guess I was just looking for starting points as I dive back in. 

And it's fun to hear folks' opinions. 

Thanks to those who gave me some good ideas.
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Heater valve kicking on.
Snotty noses being blown.
Griping.
Maybe cookies coming out of the oven???

C is for cookie, and it is good enough for me.

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Originally posted by Knobby

Dream Theater is pretty exciting.
I recommend it you.

they have an extensive history of albums so it should be narrowed down to:

Images and Words - their highest rated album on PA 
Awake - my favourite of theirs

they stretched themselves a bit for Scenes From A Memory and Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence which are both good.

The safest place to start is Octavarium which has a few passing nods to classic prog

avoid Train Of Thought which is out and out metal.

Systematic Chaos is the last one I got by them but I don't like it.

 

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Originally posted by Knobby

Dream Theater is pretty exciting.
I recommend it you.

they have an extensive history of albums so it should be narrowed down to:
Images and Words - their highest rated album on PA 
Awake - my favourite of theirs
they stretched themselves a bit for Scenes From A Memory and Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence which are both good.
The safest place to start is Octavarium which has a few passing nods to classic prog
avoid Train Of Thought which is out and out metal.
Systematic Chaos is the last one I got by them but I don't like it.
 


I agree with everything you just said except about TRAIN OF THOUGHT.

I think that is an exceptional album. DT's whole central focus was to create their most ballzy metal opus yet. I think they succeeded. Still till this day it is their heaviest release. ;)

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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad

My favorites from 2013 are

Blue Cranes - Swim
Guapo - The History Of Visitation
Setna - Guerison
Steve Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing and Other Stories
Herd Of Instinct - Conjure
Phlox - Vali
Jaga Jazzist - Live with the Britten Sinfonia
Atoms For Peace - Amok
Sigur Ros - Kveikur
Not A Good Sign - s/t
Archestra - Arches
Five Storey Ensemble - Not That City
Rhun - Fanfare du Chaos
Sanguine Hum - Weight Of The World
Sao Paolo Underground - Beija Flors Velho E Sojo
Pat Metheny - Tap (John Zorns Book Of Angels 20)
Djam Kharet - The Trip

Yes it's been a very good year so far


How is the new Setna album??? I wanna get it badly, but i can't find a digital version. guess i gotta buy it on amazon for like $50....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2013 at 01:23
Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by richardh


Originally posted by Knobby

Dream Theater is pretty exciting.
I recommend it you.

they have an extensive history of albums so it should be narrowed down to:
Images and Words - their highest rated album on PA 
Awake - my favourite of theirs
they stretched themselves a bit for Scenes From A Memory and Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence which are both good.
The safest place to start is Octavarium which has a few passing nods to classic prog
avoid Train Of Thought which is out and out metal.
Systematic Chaos is the last one I got by them but I don't like it.
 


I agree with everything you just said except about TRAIN OF THOUGHT.

I think that is an exceptional album. DT's whole central focus was to create their most ballzy metal opus yet. I think they succeeded. Still till this day it is their heaviest release. ;)

Don't break my heart Richard. .........

I actually hated it so much I swapped it for Tool - Lateralus. I don't mind 'heavy' just don't like 'boring'.
So sorryEmbarrassedWink
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How is the new Setna album??? I wanna get it badly, but i can't find a digital version. guess i gotta buy it on amazon for like $50....


It's very good, personally I think it's better than their first album, they are probably the best modern zeuhl band out there.

You can get it from Lasers Edge for $18.

http://www.lasercd.com/node/9686
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Originally posted by richardh


Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by richardh


Originally posted by Knobby

Dream Theater is pretty exciting.
I recommend it you.

they have an extensive history of albums so it should be narrowed down to:
Images and Words - their highest rated album on PA 
Awake - my favourite of theirs
they stretched themselves a bit for Scenes From A Memory and Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence which are both good.
The safest place to start is Octavarium which has a few passing nods to classic prog
avoid Train Of Thought which is out and out metal.
Systematic Chaos is the last one I got by them but I don't like it.
 


I agree with everything you just said except about TRAIN OF THOUGHT.

I think that is an exceptional album. DT's whole central focus was to create their most ballzy metal opus yet. I think they succeeded. Still till this day it is their heaviest release. ;)

Don't break my heart Richard. .........

I actually hated it so much I swapped it for Tool - Lateralus. I don't mind 'heavy' just don't like 'boring'.
So sorryEmbarrassedWink


Awe that's cool. I respect your opinion. And swapping it for TOOL's LATERALUS also, is a respectable move.
That's one of the very best experimental prog metal albums today. ;)
I think with regards to 'Train of Thought' some things like James LaBrie rapping in AS I AM or the repetitious chorus of IN THE NAME OF GOD I can understand bugging and boring people. ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2013 at 11:04
Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by richardh


Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by richardh


Originally posted by Knobby

Dream Theater is pretty exciting.
I recommend it you.

they have an extensive history of albums so it should be narrowed down to:
Images and Words - their highest rated album on PA 
Awake - my favourite of theirs
they stretched themselves a bit for Scenes From A Memory and Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence which are both good.
The safest place to start is Octavarium which has a few passing nods to classic prog
avoid Train Of Thought which is out and out metal.
Systematic Chaos is the last one I got by them but I don't like it.
 


I agree with everything you just said except about TRAIN OF THOUGHT.

I think that is an exceptional album. DT's whole central focus was to create their most ballzy metal opus yet. I think they succeeded. Still till this day it is their heaviest release. ;)

Don't break my heart Richard. .........

I actually hated it so much I swapped it for Tool - Lateralus. I don't mind 'heavy' just don't like 'boring'.
So sorryEmbarrassedWink


Awe that's cool. I respect your opinion. And swapping it for TOOL's LATERALUS also, is a respectable move.
That's one of the very best experimental prog metal albums today. ;)
I think with regards to 'Train of Thought' some things like James LaBrie rapping in AS I AM or the repetitious chorus of IN THE NAME OF GOD I can understand bugging and boring people. ;)

Tool is boring though too :[

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