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This category represents the core movement of what is called "Progressive Metal" in the literal sense. It is a subgenre of progressive rock as much as it is a subgenre of heavy metal, and this is how its sound is defined: a blend of heavy, guitar-oriented metal music enriched with compositional innovation and complex arrangements, usually expressed through diverse instrumentation and often (but not always) with odd-time signatures. Common, but not essential to define the movement, are the frequent use of keyboards, high-pitched vocals, concept lyrical themes and tracks of longer duration. Similar to progressive rock, progressive metal draws influences from other genres, such as jazz/fusion, ethnic, classical and symphonic music.

The Origins:
The heavy sound of some of the progressive rock bands of the 70's has been one of the building blocks on which progressive metal was raised. Progressive rock pioneers such as KING CRIMSON and RUSH have often been acclaimed as the main influences of progressive metal bands. The other major influence has been the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, and especially the twin-guitar arrangements of IRON MAIDEN, which have left their stamp on the early stages of the genre's development.

The Pioneers:
Often (and not unjustifiably) referred to as the "Big Three" of progressive metal, QUEENSRYCHE, FATES WARNING and DREAM THEATER have set the scene of what was to follow in the movement. The defining era for the genre was the second half of the 80's, among QUEENSRYCHE's "The Warning" (1984) and (most explicitly) "Rage for Order" (1986) along with FATES WARNING's "Awaken the Guardian" (1986) and "No Exit" (1988) releases. The former evolved on their pure American power metal beginnings, while the latter refined their technical/NWOBHM-influenced metal into more progressive forms. Although producing demos since the mid-80's as MAJESTY, DREAM THEATER's first release came in 1989 with "A Dream and Day Unite". The innovative use of keyboards along with influences from American heavy/power metal and progressive rock produced an original blend which was to be further refined in 1992's "Images and Words", which until this day remains next to "Progressive Metal" definition in any musical dictionary.

Among the pioneers of the genre, but enjoying less success and popularity, were PSYCHOTIC WALTZ and SIEGES EVEN. The former were essentially playing progressive metal as ASLAN in the mid-80's and developed a highly eclectic sound in the 90's. The latter's debut classifies them among the European prog-thrash pioneers but their music evolved to more melodic patterns and heavily influenced by RUSH in the early 90's.


Progressive metal is difficult to further divide in sub-genres but a number of tendencies or movements have been critical to the evolvement of its sound.

Traditional Progressive Metal
The style developed by the pioneers was fully established in the 1990s and includes a range of bands from the two sides of the Atlantic. Good examples in this movement are SAVATAGE, who expanded their heavy metal beginnings with operatic and progressive elements in late 80's/early 90's, while SHADOW GALLERY and SYMPHONY X emerged with a unique sound, each embodying a strong theatrical, symphonic and melodic approach. In Europe, SOUL CAGES continued the legacy of SIEGES EVEN in a more artistic path.

Power-Progressive Metal (American style)
The legacy of RIOT (the counterpart of NWOBHM sound in USA) and the early releases of QUEENSRYCHE and FATES WARNING heavily influenced a number of bands that were to develop a common sound towards the late 80's. Among the well-known representatives of what is called American Power Metal (e.g. VICIOUS RUMORS, HELSTAR), a small number of bands enriched their sound with progressive and epic elements. Probably, the most obvious examples of this movement are CRIMSON GLORY and HEIR APPARENT.

Power-Progressive Metal (European style)
This category includes a broad range of bands that could sound fairly dissimilar to each other but their music is significantly influenced by the European Power Metal (primarily German) bands of the 80's (e.g. HELLOWEEN, RAGE, RUNNING WILD). The earliest examples are probably BLIND GUARDIAN, ANGRA (although Brazilian, their sound is mainly European) and CONCEPTION. Slightly later, VANDEN PLAS, ROYAL HUNT, ELDRITCH and LABYRINTH gave rise to the popularity of the genre in Germany, Denmark and Italy respectively. The symphonic and neo-classical elements (made popular by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) also found their way through power metal with bands like RHAPSODY OF FIRE and NIGHTWISH, whose style does not qualify as being progressive for many people. Nevertheless their music is quite demanding to play and contains many elements of serious classical composition and form.

Modern Progressive Metal
The second half of the 90's and the early 00's also saw newly formed bands expanding the boundaries of Traditional Progressive Metal via a number of ways: introducing electronic/spacey elements, investing heavily in lyricality and/or syncopation and further rhythmical experimentation. Also the idea of thematically conceptual albums has returned in accord with the practices of the Progressive Metal pioneers. Well-known examples in this category are AYREON, PAIN OF SALVATION and RIVERSIDE.


--- Definition by Thanos and the Progressive Metal Team, January 2012 ---

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4.29 | 1973 ratings
IMAGES AND WORDS
Dream Theater
4.29 | 2029 ratings
METROPOLIS PART 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY
Dream Theater
4.27 | 1148 ratings
SECOND LIFE SYNDROME
Riverside
4.26 | 871 ratings
THE PERFECT ELEMENT PART 1
Pain Of Salvation
4.23 | 741 ratings
OPERATION: MINDCRIME
Queensr che
4.22 | 810 ratings
REMEDY LANE
Pain Of Salvation
4.21 | 870 ratings
ANNO DOMINI HIGH DEFINITION
Riverside
4.20 | 785 ratings
OUT OF MYSELF
Riverside
4.19 | 864 ratings
THE HUMAN EQUATION
Ayreon
4.13 | 1378 ratings
SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE
Dream Theater
4.22 | 209 ratings
THE FULLNESS OF TIME
Redemption
4.15 | 500 ratings
V: THE NEW MYTHOLOGY SUITE
Symphony X
4.19 | 269 ratings
THE ART OF NAVIGATING BY THE STARS
Sieges Even
4.11 | 1443 ratings
AWAKE
Dream Theater
4.17 | 252 ratings
PARALLELS
Fates Warning
4.16 | 277 ratings
PERFECT SYMMETRY
Fates Warning
4.11 | 661 ratings
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Pain Of Salvation
4.18 | 183 ratings
A SOCIAL GRACE
Psychotic Waltz
4.11 | 502 ratings
INTO THE ELECTRIC CASTLE
Ayreon
4.13 | 327 ratings
ROOM V
Shadow Gallery
4.17 | 187 ratings
INTO THE EVERFLOW
Psychotic Waltz
4.18 | 171 ratings
TEMPLE OF SHADOWS
Angra
4.23 | 114 ratings
VOVIN
Therion
4.28 | 89 ratings
PARADOX
Royal Hunt
4.19 | 148 ratings
STREETS - A ROCK OPERA
Savatage
4.10 | 429 ratings
LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT 2
Liquid Tension Experiment
4.14 | 234 ratings
TYRANNY
Shadow Gallery
4.13 | 256 ratings
A PLEASANT SHADE OF GRAY
Fates Warning
4.10 | 390 ratings
ENTROPIA
Pain Of Salvation
4.15 | 180 ratings
THE GREAT ESCAPE
Seventh Wonder
4.27 | 86 ratings
THE TOWERS OF AVARICE
Zero Hour
4.12 | 234 ratings
THE BLACK HALO
Kamelot
4.07 | 617 ratings
SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES
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4.32 | 67 ratings
RITUAL
Shaman / Shaaman
4.08 | 415 ratings
THE DIVINE WINGS OF TRAGEDY
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4.20 | 111 ratings
MERCY FALLS
Seventh Wonder
4.08 | 296 ratings
MARCH OF PROGRESS
Threshold
4.08 | 247 ratings
DISCONNECTED
Fates Warning
4.11 | 159 ratings
A GENTLEMAN'S HURRICANE
Mind's Eye
4.05 | 340 ratings
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
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4.08 | 190 ratings
CRITICAL MASS
Threshold
4.13 | 122 ratings
CELESTIAL ENTRANCE
Pagan's Mind
4.13 | 115 ratings
CALLING THE EARTH TO WITNESS
Darkwater
4.12 | 123 ratings
THELI
Therion
4.03 | 232 ratings
SYMPATHETIC RESONANCE
Arch / Matheos
4.07 | 149 ratings
THE ORIGINS OF RUIN
Redemption
4.03 | 197 ratings
BURN THE SUN
Ark
4.21 | 60 ratings
GRITAR╔
Matraz
4.04 | 172 ratings
CHRIST 0
Vanden Plas
4.01 | 243 ratings
RAGE FOR ORDER
Queensr che
4.13 | 80 ratings
DELUSIONS
To-Mera
4.04 | 150 ratings
HOLY LAND
Angra
4.05 | 130 ratings
IN SEARCH OF TRUTH
Evergrey
4.01 | 188 ratings
NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH
Blind Guardian
3.97 | 372 ratings
ONE HOUR BY THE CONCRETE LAKE
Pain Of Salvation
4.02 | 167 ratings
OCEANBORN
Nightwish
4.12 | 79 ratings
IN YOUR MULTITUDE
Conception
3.99 | 263 ratings
PROMISED LAND
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4.01 | 185 ratings
TALES OF THE SANDS
Myrath
4.08 | 91 ratings
ABYDOS
Abydos
4.15 | 61 ratings
MENTAL TORMENTS
Spheric Universe Experience
3.95 | 421 ratings
THE ODYSSEY
Symphony X
4.05 | 109 ratings
FIVE DEADLY VENOMS
Shaolin Death Squad
4.21 | 48 ratings
COSMOGENESIS
Gru
4.02 | 135 ratings
HARVEST AORTA
Ephemeral Sun
4.17 | 56 ratings
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Shaolin Death Squad
4.08 | 84 ratings
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Circle of Illusion
4.20 | 48 ratings
JUST THE TWO OF US ME AND THEM
Mindflow
4.00 | 143 ratings
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Blind Guardian
4.03 | 112 ratings
A SENSE OF CHANGE
Sieges Even
4.03 | 106 ratings
EDGE OF THORNS
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4.21 | 44 ratings
JOURNEY OF A ROUGH DIAMOND
Mind Key
4.01 | 122 ratings
BEYOND DAYLIGHT
Vanden Plas
4.07 | 78 ratings
SANCTUS IGNIS
Adagio
3.91 | 1169 ratings
A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS
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4.01 | 121 ratings
GUTTER BALLET
Savatage
4.06 | 82 ratings
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Beyond Twilight
3.97 | 188 ratings
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Threshold
3.97 | 201 ratings
SYNTHETIC
Hemina
3.98 | 176 ratings
UTOPIA
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4.16 | 51 ratings
MI KUBBESI
Nekropsi
3.99 | 136 ratings
IMAGINATIONS FROM THE OTHER SIDE
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3.98 | 150 ratings
SING-ALONG SONGS FOR THE DAMNED & DELIRIOUS
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4.02 | 99 ratings
HOPE
Myrath
4.00 | 115 ratings
TRANSCENDENCE
Crimson Glory
4.37 | 27 ratings
TO DIMENSION LOGIC
Vauxdvihl
3.98 | 134 ratings
FOR THE LOVE OF ART AND THE MAKING
Beyond Twilight
4.01 | 102 ratings
UNDERWORLD
Adagio
3.94 | 178 ratings
SUBSURFACE
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4.11 | 50 ratings
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3.94 | 178 ratings
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3.95 | 150 ratings
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3.96 | 122 ratings
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ANDROMEDA UNCHAINED
Anubis Gate
3.96 | 112 ratings
KARMA
Kamelot
3.94 | 136 ratings
PARAMOUNT
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3.93 | 137 ratings
EPICA
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4.02 | 65 ratings
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Mago de Oz
3.91 | 188 ratings
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3.90 | 198 ratings
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 Chronicles Of The Immortals, Pt. I: Netherworld by VANDEN PLAS album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.93 | 45 ratings

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Chronicles Of The Immortals, Pt. I: Netherworld
Vanden Plas Progressive Metal

Review by toilet_doctor

5 stars Non-existed dream came true...

I am fan of Vanden Plas from day one. They are stand out from the crowd of prog-metal bands by exceptional vocal and tasteful approach to their genre of music, which excluded brainless speed-drumming. However for their 7th album band changed direction quiet a lot to... Epic Melodic Symphonic. As a lover of this genre, I was very pleased to learn that. To say that I was wishing on a star and it happened, would be not true. Like I did, when Tarja left Nightwish, I was dreaming: It would be nice, if disbanded After Forever Dutch soprano lead vocalist Floor Jansen will take her place. And it did happen. But in case with Vanden Plas, I, to be honest, even didn't dare to dream about.

Guys entered in new genre with weighty luggage of prog and fitted in so perfectly, as they doing that for last 20 years. Everything is on the right place: brilliant compositions, crunchy riffs, prominent guitar solo, huge choruses, heart-wrenched ballads, even female vocal blends in for duets to elevate sound to the next level. And everything with good taste and right measure. And Andy, Andy's vocal on a top of all of that shines through, made sound unique Vanden Plas trademark.

Is it Prog? Sure, it is. It's definitely Rock - nobody will argue with that. Is it progressive music? No doubts, as song's structure of concept album does pushing boundaries of the songs. And that what is matter. It's no accident that guys named songs - visions: Vision1, Vision2 and on... That is how they see their new direction in music. And they are on a right track. The band is unstoppable now. Someday I will buy Live performance Blu-ray with full range orchestra and Tarja Turunen as a guest. But now, I am cannot wait for Part 2. The description of the album in two words: Good Job. 5 epic symphonic stars.

 Horizons by ANUBIS GATE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.96 | 13 ratings

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Horizons
Anubis Gate Progressive Metal

Review by Progrussia

4 stars It's as if two years ago Anubis Gate went forward in time and this album was released just on the heels of my review that wished they'd broaden their horizons beyond various metal subgenres! :) So here you'll get more dark acoustics, atmospherics, Rush-isms and even neo-prog with its expressive vocals to go along their trademark mix of power, trippiness, electronica undertow and catchy choruses. The overall sound is slightly less oppressively heavy (heavy as is not extreme but loud, mechanical and dense) than before. Tracks like Mindlessness and Airways manage to pack quite a convolute structure into their six minutes. But don't worry, this is still your metallic Anubis that needs quite a few spins to appreciate and even then I wouldn't recommend introducing it to your wife or teenage kids.
 Psykerion by THOUGHT CHAMBER album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.95 | 74 ratings

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Psykerion
Thought Chamber Progressive Metal

Review by UMUR
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4 stars "Psykerion" is the 2nd full-length studio album by US progressive metal act Thought Chamber. The album was released through InsideOut Music in September 2013. There have been quite a few changes in the lineup since the debut and as a consequence the only remaining members of the lineup that recorded "Angular Perceptions (2007)" are band founder/guitarist Michael Harris and lead vocalist Ted Leonard (Enchant, Affector, Spock┤s Beard).

While Michael Harris was the main composer on "Angular Perceptions (2007)" and remains to be on "Psykerion" the two albums are quite different in sound and style. You can still hear it┤s the same band playing, but Thought Chamber have developed their sound significantly in the years between the two releases. While references to acts like Dream Theater, late eighties Fates Warning (tracks like "Psykerion: The Question" and "Recoil" feature the same dark atmosphere) and at times even early Psychotic Waltz (mostly because of Ted Leonard┤s voice and singing style) are valid enough, Thought Chamber incorporate a lot of progressive rock elements on "Psykerion", which they didn┤t do to this extent on the debut album, which was more of a "straight" progressive metal affair. As a result "Psykerion" is quite an eclectic release featuring a successful balance between progressive metal and progressive rock elements (tracks like "Light Year Time" and "Isle of Bizen" for example feature very few metal related elements). Probably because of the shared sci-fi lyrics and imagery I can┤t help mention that "Psykerion" features quite a few similarities to "ReEvolution (2013)" by Cynthesis. Another great 2013 progressive metal release.

"Psykerion" features 16 tracks and a full playing time of 63:53 minutes. Some of the tracks are shorter instrumentals, interludes or intro/outros, but the song lengths are generally around the 3 - 5 minutes mark, with only two longer tracks out of the bunch and none of those two exceed the 10 minutes mark. The whole thing is packed in a powerful and well produced sound production. At times I feel the keyboards (leads) are slightly too high in the mix, but that┤s a minor issue. The organ on the other hand are placed tastefully in the mix and provide the music with a nice organic warmth.

The musicianship are on a high level. In keeping with the eclectic nature of the music you┤ll be exposed to both atmospheric playing and more challenging progressive parts with fast runs and tempo- and time signature changes in "classic" progressive metal style. Lead vocalist Ted Leonard delivers a very convincing performance, but if you are already familiar with some of his previous work, that┤s really no surprise. He is a greatly skilled singer with a distinct sounding voice and a personal vocal style.

"Psykerion" reeks of class all the way through. The musicianship are strong, the sound production professional and well sounding and the songwriting is intriguing and adventurous. All in all a high quality product in every way possible. A 4.5 star (90%) rating is deserved.

 The Detached by ANUBIS GATE album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.82 | 54 ratings

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The Detached
Anubis Gate Progressive Metal

Review by Progrussia

3 stars I can understand a song about Pyramids. After all, Western man has always been fascinated with them. But dodecahedrons? (see also : the namesake band, Daal). You're out to prove something. Anyway, industrially-laced dark power proggers Anubis Gate have a praiseworthy work ethic, after a 20-year gestation period releasing quality albums about every two years. Coming on the heels of a praised album, Andromeda Unchained (their highest rating here on PA), you have a choice of doing something different or piling on. They took second option. So the sci-fi story concept is more impenetrable, there's more electronic layers, multi-tracked vocals, melodic shifts from metallic techno to power riffage to harmonic soloing to doomy sections to sudden snippets of, wait, wasn't that a five-second futuristic disco sound? Well, there's a time when the best is the enemy of the good. They are better when not over complicating things (curiously, it is the other way around for 2011's Anubis Gate). Songs like Lost in Myself, Dodecahedron or A Lifetime to Share, while retaining the complexity, pack it into the more accessible 5-6 minutes.
 Seven Medley Sins by ZENTRAEDI album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.76 | 8 ratings

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Seven Medley Sins
Zentraedi Progressive Metal

Review by Gallifrey

4 stars Note: this is also a review of Vultress' Distance

It's actually quite uncanny how many similarities there are between this, Zentraedi's debut album, and Distance, the debut album from Vultress that was released last year. Both the genre and the influences, the country of origin and method of distribution, to even little things like the album length and number of tracks, and of course, how I feel about these two albums. When it came to write a review of this album, I simply couldn't think of a way to discuss it without bringing up Distance every few seconds, and that would probably help no one in terms of comparison, since Distance is basically as unknown as this is. So I have decided, completely unsure of whether this will work or not, to write an 'experimental review' of both albums at the same time.

But I don't want anyone to think that Zentraedi are a clone band because this was released after Distance, because Vultress are certainly just as unknown as these guys are, and I don't really think a band would go out of their way to copy and album that was pretty flawed in its own right. This review is published in two versions, with different introductions and conclusions, but the same body, because these two albums, in my opinion, have very similar great parts and very similar flaws, and talking about them together only seems logical. Of course, the fact that one of these albums is significantly better than the other may veto this fact, but I really, honestly couldn't think of another way of discussing these records. So I'll do so by running through a few central topics of similarity (and difference):

i. Production

Ok, ok, I first must get this one out of the way, since this is probably the only major topic upon which these albums differ. Distance's production was a huge obstacle for me, it sounded weak and amateurish, and during the parts when it wasn't being awesome, it really did start to frustrate me. Both albums suffer from a lack of variation within tones ? and with long albums this can definitely get a bit grating, but Distance had the frustrating problem of the vocals sounding distinctly placed out of the mix, as if they were floating over the top rather than blended in with the music. Often as well, the vocals would start to sound a bit off-key, especially when Anthony Capuano goes into his full Claudio Sßnchez impression.

On Seven Medley Sins, the production is far less of an obstacle, but there still is much to be desired. My major problems really lie with the tones of the instruments, particularly the keyboards, which house some inevitable cheesy sounds during this record's duration. "Dodging the Remote" features some rather nasty ones, especially during the instrumental jam section. Fortunately, for every average keyboard tone, there is a less average one in a different section. The band makes regular use of the IQ/Arena 'stretchy' neo-prog synth that I am a big fan of, although I'm not certain it fits entirely with this music.

ii. Vocals

Although both these records centre themselves around progressive metal, with ample use of synthesiser and Dream Theater aesthetics, both bands have vocalists that pull them from that crowd and straight into the post-prog sounds of Coheed and Cambria or Circa Survive. Vultress' vocalist channels a very Claudio Sanchez inspired delivery for much of this record, although missing much of the ridiculous theatricality and pronunciation that many find unappealing about Claudio's voice. Zentraedi's vocalist reminds me a lot of Nathan DaSilva from Canadian band Slyde, but considering Slyde are pretty underground too, that's probably an unhelpful comparison. Either way, both these vocalists would feel more comfortable on alt-rock or post-hardcore records, but I feel that may be what brings them out of the generic prog metal field.

iii. Structure/Wanking

As I have mentioned, one of the many odd similarities between these albums is the fact that both records have seven tracks, and both records clock in at around 70 minutes. So, by use of brilliant mathematical deduction, it means these tracks are long. Really long. Aside from "The Siren's Song" (which Vultress even label as an interlude), we don't have a single track under six minutes, and only two under eight. Between these records, we have six songs over 10 minutes, and one that nearly hits 25 in its length, and when I see track lengths like this, I hope to hell that the band knows how to structure them.

But honestly, I have yet to find a band that can make this many epics in a record and make them all sound cohesive, and although there are tracks that are pretty decently structured here, many of them meander and piss about, and generally feel like a bunch of song ideas stacked on top of each other. Both bands have an obvious Dream Theater influence in the way they use synth and guitar parts together, but there's also the influence of DT's messy gluing together of longer tracks, to the point where a few of them just completely lose all sense of greatness part way through the track. "The Path" on Distance has a really brilliant lead vocal melody and chorus, as well as some really nice instrumentation to back it, but the solo and bridge just lose themselves part way through, and even the final chorus isn't enough to really get any of the greatness back.

There are exceptions though, and I could cite both opening tracks as being pretty decently structured. Zentraedi throw one of the best choruses on the album right at you, straight off the bat, which I feel is a rather bold move, but it was certainly what sucked me in. I feel they did wait a bit long to bring the melody back into play, since it only reprises about a minute before the track ends, with a lengthy instrumental break and some hardcore wanking in the middle. Vultress take the tack of having a long and jamming instrumental to introduce the album, and is honestly one of the few instrumental sections on either album that I thoroughly enjoy. Despite taking up nearly half the track, it doesn't feel too long at all, and I really like the riff that comes in underneath the first vocal line. Unfortunately, toward the end of the track, they bring in one of the best melodies on the entire album, but 7.5 minutes into the track, it feels way too late to bring in such a great melody, and is one of the very rare times when I wish they actually continued and developed around this melody, because it feels so under-used.

But many of the tracks, and the biggest culprits here are "Time Capsule" on Seven Medley Sins and the closing "At The Edge" on Distance, which are both very meandering and aimless tracks. "Time Capsule" really just feels like a bunch of ideas flung together, and most of them are killed by completely unnecessary time changes, like the way that the intro never settles into a groove, constantly shifting and being rather annoying with the accented beats. Sometimes time changes are great, but here it just feels disjointed and irritating. "At The Edge", being nearly 25 minutes, has its fair share of long-winded and boring sections, and especially combined with the fact that it has as many memorable melodies as one of the shorter tracks, makes it a rather arduous listen. Vultress do have moments of good structuring though, and the reprises of the "Siren's Song" melody during both of the last two tracks is really nice, especially considering it's one of the best melodies here.

I think the basis of a lot of this meandering is because both these albums are heavily concept and lyrical-based. Seven Medley Sins as a title is a terrible play on 'seven deadly sins', and I have had my fair say of anger towards long-winded concept albums about deadly sins in the past. It doesn't come directly to the front, but on both albums, there are sections that are just lengthy storytellings, as if the music has been written around the lyrics. And of course, combine that with many prog bands needs to wank aimlessly for minutes on end, and you have some pretty tiring material. It would be something that affected my opinions of these records greatly, if it weren't for the massive redeeming feature?

iv. Melodies

I've often said in my reviews, at least of the albums that I say negative things about (yet somehow like) ? "everything is irrelevant if you have good melodies"

And as much as I love to talk about music in terms of everything but the melodies, you can't forget that melody is the core of music, and if you have great melodies, there's a 90% chance that your music is going to be great, no matter how you present it (there are still those *cough* Amaranthe *cough* that somehow manage it). But the fact is, everything I have said in criticism of these two records is fixable. The production will improve with success and fans and therefore better funding, the structuring and wankiness will come with time and practice, these bands just need to get a feel of where the songs are heading, so I guess that although these factors do affect my enjoyment, there are enough memorable riffs and melodies to make me forget all of that and enjoy the music.

Unfortunately this is where these two albums start to spread out a bit, in terms of my opinions about them, because it's obvious that Vultress have a far better knack for great choruses than Zentraedi, and that certainly has a bigger effect on my views. On Seven Medley Sins, the album opens with a bang, as I have stated the chorus of "Swarm" as being truly excellent, and there are certainly some other great ones ? "Dodging The Remote" and "Dek80z" are both littered with catchy little hooks in their verses, but nothing on here compares to some of the stuck-in-your-head-all-day stuff on Distance. "The Siren Screams" has an absolutely phenomenal chorus, awesomely catchy and memorable, which is a pity since a fair bit of the rest of the track is pretty lacklustre. "The Siren's Song" also has a nice little melody, and Vultress are smart enough to reprise it a few times during the last two songs.

Conclusion

But I guess the point is that, regardless of their similarities, these two records are both excellent debuts in the prog metal world that push beyond the obvious drawbacks to be significantly unique within the scene. Both these bands can be given the same advice, and with some more focus, they cold both release stellar follow-ups.

Distance - 8.0 Seven Medley Sins - 7.1

Originally written for my Facebook page/blog: www.facebook.com/neoprogisbestprog

 Anubis Gate by ANUBIS GATE album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.87 | 66 ratings

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Anubis Gate
Anubis Gate Progressive Metal

Review by Progrussia

4 stars Anubis Gate play, generally, a kind of slowed down power prog metal, in a dense, industrial soundscape. Luckily, they balance the trippiness with clear vocals and catchy choruses. So end result is sort of plodding but catchy at the same time. They also branch out into different metal subgenres, like more melodic (Circustanced, Golden Days) or more hard-hitting in the vein of Symphony X (Desiderio Omnibus, Telltale Eyes). Wish they'd do some non-metal as well. But I think they are at their most original when doing the industrial, alternatingly heavier/softer prog sort of thing. No wonder the album, unusually, starts with the more trippy songs and ends on more accessible. Overall, I think this is more diverse and accessible than the predecessor, The Detached, and almost reaches the level of their Andromeda Unchained.
 The Making of Falling Into Infinity by DREAM THEATER album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2009
2.45 | 22 ratings

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The Making of Falling Into Infinity
Dream Theater Progressive Metal

Review by nickel

2 stars Short samples of recording process for collectors only. Take note that this release is not the Falling Into Infinity Demos and there are no complete songs on this disc (except one rehearsal mix of "Take Away My Pain"). Each track on this disc is made up of short edits and snippets of tracks to present the listener with a broad sampling of the recording process for what became the commercial Falling Into Infinity release. Each song on the album is represented here.

The most interesting parts of this release, for me, are the moments where the band members are talking. Talking about singing harmony in backing vocals, when John Petrucci talks during the recording of his acoustic guitar parts in Hollow Years, and working on Hell's Kitchen are examples of the most revealing and interesting segments. But not every track contains these kinds of moments.

NOTE: In case it concerns you, there is quite a bit of strong language on this disc.

Overall, there are three audiences that will find interest in this: (1) Musicians interested in the "process"; (2) Collectors who must get everything; and (3) Fans of the band who might get a kick out of hearing some of the silly moments.

 The 1st Chapter by CIRCUS MAXIMUS album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.78 | 156 ratings

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The 1st Chapter
Circus Maximus Progressive Metal

Review by Progrussia

3 stars Promising debut from melodic power proggers in Circus Maximus. Production could use more range, and album does have some cute growth issues (youth maximalism), such as let's-outdo-everybody instrumental (which is actually not bad) and lets-write a 20- minute epic at all costs (which comes across as a poor Symphony X copy). But the album displays a supreme sense of melody, which usually take a couple of albums for other bands to achieve, and some tasteful playing, such as dark, but classy ballad Silence from Angels Above and a tasteful historical epic Glory of the Empire. Other than that, it features great rocker Sin, 80s metal influenced Alive, and more.
 Of Darkness by THERION album cover Studio Album, 1991
2.34 | 28 ratings

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Of Darkness
Therion Progressive Metal

Review by Warthur
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2 stars Though it came out in 1991, apparently the songs on Therion's debut album were composed between 1987 and 1989. I can well believe this, since this is fairly primitive death metal material which is competently delivered - as you'd expect for songs Therion had been refining for a couple of years before they entered the studio - but which doesn't really display much in the way of creativity. More or less anything the band do here was done better by earlier death metal pioneers like Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Death - or, for that matter, the then-latest wave of death metal as represented by the likes of Deicide or Morbid Angel.

Though Therion would eventually find a distinctive sound through the incorporation of symphonic and gothic influences, there isn't a whisper of either on this album, leaving it a decent but disposable example of straight-ahead death metal which would probably have been entirely forgotten were it not for Therion's subsequent achievements.

 Horizons by ANUBIS GATE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.96 | 13 ratings

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Horizons
Anubis Gate Progressive Metal

Review by Dougie of Anubis

4 stars 'Destined to Remember' starts the show off with a familiar edge for any of those that have been following the band's releases until now. In 2013, the band released a free digital EP whose centerpiece was an amped up version of Pink Floyd's 'Sheep'. This version of 'Destined to Remember' is a little different to what we were dealt up on the freebie, however in a more enjoyable way to these picky ears.

The band touch on some great melodic heights and have some beautiful ear candy that helps keep the album fresh compared to their corollaries with some lush acoustic sections that remain fresh at all times.

The production team of Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen is strong and commanding with a reasonable amount of dynamics. I initially became aware of their work on label leader Lance King's 2011 'A Moment in Chiros'. I was thoroughly impressed and the depth of the soundstage and the ethereal layers which are omnipresent on this album, although unfortunately not as well executed.

The band's performances shine on all tracks with a particular highlight to the intriguing keyboard layers. I do feel as though I want to like the sound more than I do as I feel especially vocalist/bassist Henrik Fevre's vocal is honest and competent but something about it just does not grab me which is confronting as I feel much of the instrumentation grabs me in a visceral way in many moments scattered across the album but it's few and far between that I feel the whole band explodes with groundshaking importance in a way that I always look for in releases. It's actually hard for me to believe the difference it makes when Henrik is singing softer sections as opposed to the more traditional metal vocals. He is really on the money and we definitely hear that in the 14 minute monster 'Dream Within a Dream' and the closing track which shows a vulnerable and tender side and is both a puzzling and satisfying closure to the album.

Progressive Music in general has many a promising release scheduled for this year and 'Horizons' is no exception to the mega-hyped anticipation that many prospering bands have been seeing such as Opeth and Teramaze. In some ways perhaps the hype had artificially raised my expectations of the release, and I have to admit I have not been the greatest follower of Anubis Gate's previous output with the exception of 'Andromeda Unchained' which I actually found to be a shining star of quality in the band's back catalogue. Horizons has caught my attention and changed some of my disposition towards the band, however I have to admit - I have not been fully captured. Whilst I see what many others are seeing in the band, the release does not connect me on the emotional level that I need to be completely transported to another dimension and height of auditory pleasure. A solid effort with some moments of greatness and some that don't quite hit the mark for me. 7.5/10.

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